Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
BT Group LSE:BT.A London Ordinary Share GB0030913577 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.20p +0.83% 266.30p 266.40p 266.50p 272.05p 264.15p 264.15p 27,691,232 16:35:11
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 24,062.0 2,354.0 19.2 13.9 26,421.83

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
22/1/2018
18:08
100% wrong again. I didn't foresee the UBS note, without that Bt would almost certainly have fallen along with the FTSE. The routine is always the same with any positive broker pronouncements on BT, the share price rises initially only to fall back later in the day then fall again over the next few days. So it will be no surprise to you all that I am predicting a fall for tomorrow, back to below Friday's close, 262.8p.
clair_voyant
22/1/2018
13:33
Whoosh!!! UBS are comfortable!
eisler
22/1/2018
12:10
BT rallies as UBS keeps 'buy' rating despite 'disappointing' pension news 11:13 22 Jan 2018 UBS maintained its ‘buy’ rating and target price of 330p on BT BT BT's pension deficit stood at £9.3bn on September 30 BT Group plc’s (LON:BT.A) bid to link pension payments to a lower measure of inflation has been rejected by the High Court but UBS believes all is not lost. UBS maintained its ‘buy’ rating and target price of 330p on BT, saying there are differing levers to reduce the company’s pension deficit. The telecoms giant last week revealed it had failed to gain court approval for its plan to switch the rate used to calculate its pension increases for 83,000 current and former workers from the retail price index (RPI) to the consumer price index (CPI). READ: BT considers appeal on court ruling against plan to change index for pension rises Since CPI is usually lower than RPI, the change would have helped BT to cut its pension deficit, which stood at £9.3bn on 30 September. “We see the news as disappointing,”; UBS said, adding that it had estimated the move could have reduced the pension deficit by up to £1.7bn. That said, UBS think the shares were not pricing in much of a benefit from the proposed changes. UBS estimates the actuarial pension deficit for BT is £6.5bn on a gross basis, compared to consensus forecasts of £11-12bn. READ: Numis reiterates ‘buy’ rating on BT as it believes consensus forecasts are “likely to start climbing" “Our lower deficit is driven by changes to mortality assumptions (-£3bn) and changes to indexation of benefits (-£1.7bn),R21; it said. “While this disappointing outcome on indexation of benefits should theoretically increase our pension deficit, this could be offset from BT giving Pension Trustees a claim over certain assets and we currently factor in no benefit from this.” UBS added that it believes concerns around the pension deficit, significant costs in securing Premier League broadcasting rights and capital expenditure for BT’s network arm Openreach upgrading the UK’s broadband infrastructure, were already priced into the shares. BT offers an 8.8% calendarised equity free cash flow yield (EFCF) for 2018, including pension charges, UBS said. Excluding pension costs, the EFCF yield rises to 10.8%. The dividend yield is 5.9%.
la forge
22/1/2018
11:43
RE 26779: epic made me laugh
spendalot
22/1/2018
11:28
Monty's issued a 'buy' recommendation to his chums in the City.....
toon1966
22/1/2018
11:18
What's going wrong! It's going up
samartin
21/1/2018
10:35
Hoping that our CEO with the film star good looks is up to the job. There seems to be so many incompetents rise to the top in other companies. It is hard to see how they get there. Lower down the competition is much fiercer.
careful
21/1/2018
07:44
It was boom and bust Gordon Brown who caused the pension issue .
bargainbob
21/1/2018
07:24
law needs to change. all DB need to be converted to DC on a fair basis public and private sector we have to stop boom and bust being magnified by company pensions we have to stop public servants creating hair brain schemes that hid costs on future payments
ekuuleus
20/1/2018
22:33
Hoping update on Feb 2 will calm nerves. CEO must talk to us that day, we are getting nervous and could be exploited by the hedge fund short traders.
careful
20/1/2018
21:47
Careful , looks like sub £2 on the cards then .
bargainbob
20/1/2018
21:38
Stop it....monty will have to revise price target lower then.....
diku
20/1/2018
21:35
Daily telegraph highlights the young vs old dilemma. Younger current employees have to work harder to provide bloated pensions for older workers they cannot have themselves. Less money for investing in faster broadband or anything else. This could be a potential disaster if investment returns on the £50bn pot are poor. BT are becoming a very high risk investment. How did this share price ever get to to £5?
careful
20/1/2018
18:07
Toon- As I recall many of the leavers had a great deal. Leave at 50 odd and receive a pension enhanced to a 60 year old value. Also three and a half years pay plus sweeteners to help them on their way, free training, equipment etc to help start their own business or “other” interests. Those extra years enhancements are still being paid. I’m told there are some who didn’t touch their pensions for the first twenty years after leaving. It’s true even after death dependants get half pension, but most of them are also in their eighties or sixties for their children. Time marches on. Let’s hope BT survives long enough to see the pension burden reduced, not mine obviously LOL.
guss
20/1/2018
15:16
Don't forget. wives continue to receive ½ pension :-)
sicker
20/1/2018
14:34
......and if I make a bit of money from the demise of the coffin dodgers, every cloud and all that. wllm
wllmherk
20/1/2018
14:31
toon, not cold hearted at all, just realistic, we all die my friend, wllm
wllmherk
20/1/2018
10:50
wllmherk - you're a very cold hearted person! Increasing longevity of people is an issue for pension funds, but more importantly so is very low interest rates and falling bond yields. It seems that peoples longevity is beginning to plateau but interest rates and bond yields need to improve to help reduce BT's pension liabilities.
toon1966
20/1/2018
09:39
GUSS - could you please explain what you mean by 'massively enhanced pensions'. As far as I'm aware anyone leaving (of their own free will or under voluntary redundancy) BT did so with no change to the Pension they signed up on.
toon1966
20/1/2018
09:36
thanks toon, so the problem will right itself in time as pensioners die off, wllm
wllmherk
20/1/2018
09:34
wllmherk - BT has a number of Pension schemes (A,B and C) which are now closed to new members and they are currently in consultation to take active scheme members off the current final salary pension.
toon1966
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