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BT Group LSE:BT.A London Ordinary Share GB0030913577 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +7.05p +3.04% 238.90p 30,772,462 16:35:00
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
238.70p 238.80p 239.70p 231.05p 232.15p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 23,723.00 2,616.00 20.50 11.7 23,703.4

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20/1/2019
08:20
BT Group Daily Update: BT Group is listed in the Fixed Line Telecommunications sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BT.A. The last closing price for BT Group was 231.85p.
BT Group has a 4 week average price of 225.35p and a 12 week average price of 225.35p.
The 1 year high share price is 272.05p while the 1 year low share price is currently 201.25p.
There are currently 9,921,904,070 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 73,078,524 shares. The market capitalisation of BT Group is £23,703,428,823.23.
11/1/2019
14:12
gotnorolex: Terms of BT's EE buy-out stipulate that Deutsche Telekom cannot hold more than 15 per cent of BT shares for three years after the deal closes, this was to protect the quarry of being taken over cheaply, in the vain hope that the BT.A share price would be high and out of reach come Jan 2019. But currently have a share price collapse and a 50% discount from the time of the deal. So hence the speculation of a "Timely Tutonic Takeover" edit: the euro is also about 25% stronger than in 2016.
10/1/2019
19:56
gotnorolex: For those who don't have a sub to the FT (old news but relevant today) Deutsche Telekom has booked a fresh €1.1bn writedown in the value of its stake in BT, undermining solid results from the German telco. DT took a 12 per cent stake in BT after it agreed to sell EE, the UK mobile phone operator, to the British business for £12.5bn in 2015. The German company took shares and a seat on the board, and it was widely believed to be interested in taking over the whole of BT at some point. Orange, which owned half of EE, took £3.4bn of its proceeds in cash and has already started to sell down its residual 4 per cent stake in BT at a significant loss. BT has lost almost a quarter of its value since the start of the year, after a complex accounting scandal in its Italian business and a slowdown in its public sector business triggered a major profit warning in January. It was then hit with a record £42m fine and was forced to refund £300m to its wholesale customers, after Ofcom ruled that its Openreach division was guilty of a “serious breach” of rules governing access to its broadband network. BT took another hit to its profits after it said last week that it would pay Deutsche Telekom and Orange £225m to avert potential litigation related to the sale of EE. Thomas Dannenfeldt, chief financial officer of Deutsche Telekom, said: “We are pleased we have found a consensual solution to that retroactive matter. From our POV that matter has no impact on the future relations between the two companies.” Deutsche Telekom booked £180m of those funds in the second quarter, but that was offset by a new writedown in the value of the BT stake, which comprised the share price and foreign exchange rate declines in its investment. DT had already booked a €2.2bn impairment charge in the fourth quarter of last year, as the pound weakened after the Brexit vote and BT’s share price declined. The UK has proved a tough territory for Deutsche Telekom, which has moved its focus to the US where its T-Mobile USA network has turned into the company’s growth engine. The American unit now accounts for half of the German company’s revenue and more than 40 per cent of its profit. A strong performance in the second quarter triggered a mild upgrade to DT’s outlook for the year, with earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation now seen at €22.3bn, up from €22.2bn. Revenue in the first half increased by €2.1bn to €37.5bn, with the German mobile market returning to growth in the second quarter. Net debt rose by €5bn to €55.2bn. Stephane Beyazian, an analyst with Raymond James, said the company had grown faster across the board. “Growth remains largely driven by T-Mobile USA but we also observe encouraging turnround in German mobile, Dutch mobile and overall Europe. The only negative news is from German fixed-line with weaker commercial trends,” he said.
10/11/2018
10:52
adrian j boris: Barclays points to headwinds for telco Analysts nevertheless lift valuation on former telecoms monopoly Tsveta Zikolova by Tsveta Zikolova Friday, 09 Nov 2018, 13:48 GMT BT share price: Barclays points to headwinds for telco Barclays argues that BT Group (LON:BT.A) faces a number of headwinds in coming quarters, Proactive Investors has reported. The comments came as the broker lifted its price target on the former telecoms monopoly. BT’s share price has fallen marginally into the red in today’s session, having given up 0.12 percent to 254.70p as of 13:30 GMT. The stock is outperforming the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index which currently stands 0.66 percent lower at 7,093.75 points. The group’s shares have added about 1.6 percent to their value over the past year, as compared with about a 5.3-percent dip in the Footsie. Barclays weighs in on BT Barclays reaffirmed BT as an ‘equal weight’ today, while lifting its price target on the shares from 250p to 260p. “BT’s recent share price outperformance reflects a solid 2Q result, with EBITDA well ahead of expectations on solid cost execution,” the analysts pointed out, as quoted by Proactive Investors. “This raises in our view the question of whether the steady drip of earnings cuts that have plagued the name for the past few quarters is now over.” The broker, however, noted that “the former telecoms monopoly was set to see a number of headwinds in the coming quarters, notably Openreach wholesale price cuts, fixed retail market share losses, and continued enterprise pressure”. The comments came after BT updated investors on its interim performance this month, noting that it expected its full-year earnings to come in at the upper end of its guidance. Other analysts on telco Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed BT as a ‘sector performer’ this week, without specifying a price target on the shares. According to MarketBeat, the blue-chip telco currently has a consensus ‘hold’ rating and an average valuation of 273.33p. As of 13:50 GMT, Friday, 09 November, BT Group plc share price is 254.92p.
06/11/2018
17:52
pacemaker1000: Here’s the whole article.... BT’s share price spiked and then plummeted after the FT’s Alphaville column reported on rumours that Deutsche Telekom “has recently been working with advisors” on a full takeover of its UK rival. So, should you buy shares now? The short answer is no. Any takeover discussions surrounding beleaguered telecoms group BT (BT.A) are likely to be in the early stages, so even if the company is forced to put out an announcement following media speculation, it’s unlikely to contain any clarity. Then there’s the issue of the pension deficit which, at last count stood at a whopping £7.7bn, or 30 per cent of the current market value. We can’t see any buyer wanting to take that on – in the first half of the group’s 2019 financial year, the pension deficit swallowed £2bn worth of cash. And how about the fact that BT has just appointed a new chief executive? It’s not likely Philip Jansen will have ditched his job at Worldpay (and the £2m worth of share options he owned then) for a company which is in the midst of a takeover offer. We don’t think Mr Jansen would have the stomach for another mega-merger – he’s spent the best part of 2018 negotiating the collaboration between Worldpay and Vantiv and attempting to integrate the two digital payment giants. Then again, Mr Jansen may have been asked to head up the whole company. It’s also worth noting that Deutsche Telekom is facing rising competition in its domestic market from BT’s old British rival Vodafone. The latter bought the German telecoms assets of Liberty Global earlier this year which has hugely elevated its market share in Germany. BT itself is facing enormous competition across Europe and is having to invest heavily in its infrastructure and content to fight off rivals. Collaboration may be key. Broker Numis is continuing to insist that BT’s share price will keep climbing and if the rumours are true and Deutsche Telekom is mulling an offer, investors would do well to buy in now. But we don’t think that looks likely. It turns out the long answer is no too.
06/11/2018
12:21
nige co: Reason for the share price spike Https://ftalphaville.ft.com/marketslive/2018-11-06/ BT Group Share price likely to keep climbing 11:17 am BE Yep, maybe! 11:17 am BE Or not. We don't know. TO BE CLEAR. 11:17 am BE All we can say currently is this: there's a suggestion being heard from multiple places in the market that Deutsche Telekom has recently been working with advisors on the long-rumoured full takeover of BT. 11:18 am BE It has also been rumoured in multiple places in the market that high-level discussions have happened between the companies very recently. 11:19 am BE Now, clearly, there are a lot of moving parts to this theory. 11:19 am BE Firstly the BT-DT standstill agreement, which doesn't expire until next year. 11:20 am BE Secondly the DT-Sprint regulatory process, which is ongoing. 11:20 am BE Thirdly, it's far from a new idea. Chris Williams at the Telegraph has been writing it every other month for half a decade: hxxps://www.telegr...t-for-Germans.html 11:22 am BE All we can say is that there's definitely a specific rumour in the darker corners of the market right now suggesting things have moved and, by making it public here, we are only seeking to let sunlight be the disinfectant.
01/11/2018
17:35
poikka: Here's HL's take on it. "Outgoing CEO Gavin Patterson describes the group as 'too complex and overweight'. This explains why cost-cutting is a major theme. The group's targeting £1.5bn of annual cost savings. BT will hopefully emerge as a leaner, more joined up business. Its focus will be twofold. Running the consumer-facing operation we all recognise as BT, and operating the infrastructure behind the increasingly digital and communication-led economy. BT is starting to bundle TV, internet and mobile contracts together successfully, so the first part of the plan is coming together nicely. It's the second part where we've seen a few false starts. There's constant pressure to roll out more high speed internet connections and drive prices down. That's great for the consumer, but regulatory moves to reduce prices mean potentially lower returns for investors. The business-to-business divisions are also struggling, with public sector revenues falling away. All the while the group's pension scheme remains a major drag on cash flows. Revenues and profits are both likely to trend down in the short-term, while capital spending will remain stubbornly high - around £3.7bn a year for the foreseeable future. BT can legitimately point to external factors for much of the above. However, other problems are clearly of its own making. Misdemeanours at Openreach (essentially BT unfairly delaying Ethernet installations) have led to fines and compensation payments, while improper accounting in Italy made a few dents too. This all means hopes for 10%+ annual dividend growth have been reined in. Investors probably won't get any increases for at least two more years. But seeing as the recent share price weakness has pushed the prospective yield over 6%, BT doesn't need to offer much dividend growth. The weaker share price also means BT trades on 9.4 times expected earnings, well below its recent average. That opens the door to recovery potential. Recent updates have been more encouraging, and that cost-cutting plan is significant. There's a couple of reasons for longer-term optimism too. Openreach should remain profitable despite government meddling and the consumer business is an attractive, cash generative asset. Still, it remains early days in the BT turnaround and there are of course no guarantees. We'll be interested to see what Philip Jansen's plans are when he takes over in the new year."
21/8/2018
07:19
hamhamham1: With sector rotation now gaining more acceptance as the next stage of this economic cycle. I wonder if buying into the telecoms in the US also includes buying BT ADR's? They certainly look good value with the BT share price down and the dollar up... See below for the approx buy rates in dollars for BT shares over the past 5 years: Sep-14 BT Share Price GBP - £3.98 USD/GBP rate - 1.63 BT Share Price USD - $6.49 Sep-15 BT Share Price GBP - £4.15 USD/GBP rate - 1.56 BT Share Price USD - $6.47 Sep-16 BT Share Price GBP - £3.90 USD/GBP rate - 1.3 BT Share Price USD - $5.07 Sep-17 BT Share Price GBP - £2.84 USD/GBP rate - 1.35 BT Share Price USD - $3.83 Current BT Share Price GBP - £2.26 USD/GBP rate - 1.28 BT Share Price USD - $2.89 So, looking very cheap if you have dollars to invest! I have also put in the price that would have been paid for BT shares in USD when BT shares hit their peak in Nov-15: Highest GBP share price over last 5 yrs (Nov-15) BT Share Price GBP - £4.99 USD/GBP rate - 1.27 BT Share Price USD - USD 6.34
14/8/2018
07:25
hamhamham1: I think the share price will creep back up to 240p+ area over the next week or two. The trajectory angle of the share price since 7th June looks nice. Before, any attempted recoveries were a lot steeper and rolled over quickly (on each previous attempt, the shooting up quickly was a good sign, showing that investors were prepared to pile in). If you look at the 1 year chart for example you can see this recovery line is nice and straight (even allowing for divi). I am no chartist but I like the look of the share price path. Hopefully the new CEO will bump up nicely as well. And if it takes a year or two or even three to get back up towards previous levels, I can happily wait.
02/8/2018
15:17
hamhamham1: BT Group plc: does a 7% share price rise suggest further gains are ahead? The last month has seen the BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) (BT.A.L) share price rise by around 7%. That’s a strong performance in my view. I had anticipated that investor sentiment could remain weak until the appointment of a new CEO, but the stock market seems to have warmed slightly to the long-term prospects for the business. Of course, there could be significant change ahead for the FTSE 100 company. A new CEO may look to overhaul the strategy which is currently in place – even though it has been live for a relatively short space of time. This could create instability, with the prospect of changes to dividend policy, investment in sports rights and the breadth of the company’s operations having the potential to cause a period of uncertainty. In my view, the current strategy adopted by BT could have a positive impact on its share price. It appears to be focusing on the right areas, with cost reductions and investment in its pay-tv offering having the potential to boost its financial performance in the long run. Sure, those changes come at a cost. Investment in sports rights has been a drain on cash at a time when pension liabilities and dividends have become more costly. But with interest rates set to rise as soon as later today, the affordability of major pension schemes could improve for companies such as BT. Looking ahead, I expect increasing volatility to occur. Major changes could be ahead, and this could lead to investors pricing-in a larger discount in the form of a lower valuation. Already, the stock has a PE ratio of around 9, which is one of the lowest ratings in the FTSE 100 at the moment. Therefore, while I’m bullish about the long-term turnaround prospects for the stock, I think that in the short run there could be increasing volatility ahead. hTtps://investomania.co.uk/2018/08/bt-group-plc-does-a-7-share-price-rise-suggest-further-gains-are-ahead/
04/7/2018
05:11
hamhamham1: Bad news for any prospective new investors in BT, due to the share price recently rising to 223p the dividend is now returning less than 7% (it's only 6.9% at yesterday's close). Moreover when the share price reaches 261p then the divi return will be just 5.9%. But worse is to come because when the share price hits 314p then the divi return drops to a mere 4.9%. I for one, intend to keep strong throughout these testing times ;)
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