Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Costain Group LSE:COST London Ordinary Share GB00B64NSP76 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 434.50p 433.75p 435.50p - - - 0 06:30:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 1,658.0 30.9 25.7 16.9 458.54

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23/8/2017
18:50
As you say, very weird. It has a stock rank of 98 with Stockopedia and a decent dividend yield. I think (hope!) that the fundamentals will come through eventually in the share price.
barnesian
23/8/2017
18:35
Staggered on the muted reaction. I bought more on those results and find myself down on the day. Weird market, maybe I missed something from those results. Oh well at least there's a 10% divi increase to enjoy in a few weeks!
ddubzy
23/8/2017
08:41
I think share price was dragged down partly because of slowing growth outlook in construction and partly due to loss of Hinckley contract. Nevertheless good results.
rogerrail
23/8/2017
08:03
Excellent results...SP dragged down for no particular reason, should head back to retest 500p.
ddubzy
23/8/2017
07:23
Excellent results this morning with a 10% increase in dividend.
barnesian
01/8/2017
19:31
Well that's a nice little win....Always amazes how a contract announcement causes the share price to go down. Anyway will keep adding here.
ddubzy
24/7/2017
13:11
provides some confidence to a LTBH strategy hTTps://www.railengineer.uk/2017/07/18/costain-the-benefits-of-world-class-experience/
rogerrail
19/5/2017
11:34
There definitely looks to be some clumsy selling going in. Several spikes down during the day over the past week, but quickly recovering.
boonkoh
02/5/2017
15:49
Hmm Interesting RNS today. I remember reading somewhere that this Manchester waste contract was not good for Costain? Also some fishy trades just before 4pm, when there was a huge sell order and a spike down to around 368p.
boonkoh
02/5/2017
08:42
COST has hit a sweet spot I think. Solid balance sheet, increasing EPS track record, increasing dividend track record, good forward visibility on earnings, forecasted EPS growth next year by brokers.Coupled with a very strong momentum trend, I can see this share go higher, although my personal fair value price has been breached already, so I'm looking to take profits soon.
boonkoh
01/5/2017
13:13
Continue to be surprised at the strengthening share price .would perhaps have understood it if infrastructure spending was a big feature of the election campaign but it has not been-at least so far.
cerrito
14/4/2017
14:29
Thanks for that gersemi As they just operate in the UK-apart from Alcaidesa- I have not seen them as an obvious target for takeover by a non UK company but perhaps I am wrong
cerrito
13/4/2017
20:42
My pleasure. I have a small holding here Some talk in the IC this week about Costain also beefing up their efforts for lots of work in North Sea decommissioning ta
gersemi
13/4/2017
20:35
Thanks, interesting, bring it on
ayl30
13/4/2017
20:34
Brace yourself for more British takeovers Further weakness in the pound could see more foreign companies swoop on UK firms 06 April 2017|Big News Issue: 06 Apr 2017 - Page 7 Further weakness in the sterling could lead to a second wave of incoming M&A as foreign companies would find it even cheaper to buy UK businesses. Already in 2017 consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR) has fought off a £115bn bid from Kraft Heinz. Engineering consultant WS Atkins (ATK) earlier this week received a £2bn takeover approach from a Canadian rival. Big News - table British takeovers ‘Although there were, on average, more than two deals per week with a transaction value of more than £100m in the six months after the Brexit vote, the frequency for mergers has now stepped up a gear,’ says Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Its senior equity analyst Simon McGarry has identified 14 stocks which look particularly attractive to foreign companies including transport firm Go-Ahead (GOG) and civil engineer Costain (COST). The exercise involved looking at the free cash flow yield of firms based on them being acquired in a leveraged buyout (that is a takeover at least partly funded by debt). (TS)
gersemi
13/4/2017
20:25
Cerritos, I have held for a long time and only recently realised it had grown in value, slowly but surely. I haven't seen anything specific but am happy to be in for the ride
ayl30
13/4/2017
19:22
Having checked into the Costain share price very pleasantly surprised to see where it is-especially as it is xd- and trying to work out why it has risen from the 313p at the end of April last year. Yes they had a cracking second half last year-both in terms of operating cash flow and an operating profit at its highest since at least 2008. Yes it has a record order book…yes the Company is confident on the future….but we have known that since March 1. No recent news I can detect; yes on March 28 I see that Jeffries uppped target share price from 390 to 500p but the current share price is above the target of 450 that Peel Hunt and Liberum have; there do not appear to have been any significant change in holdings….and of course they have to make a contribution to the pension fund equivalent to the dividend. Views welcome
cerrito
01/12/2016
10:49
Finally, there should be more free float and liquidity here. Hopefully trading volume increases and it becomes a share on more investors radars.
boonkoh
29/11/2016
17:08
As it appears the placing was oversubscribed, that explains why the market price has held up quite well.
grahamburn
29/11/2016
16:50
Placing at 340 today.
deadly
21/11/2016
16:14
Maybe there is buy order ...
pal44
21/11/2016
12:10
Curious to know why the sells when the company wins a contract?? Very strange behaviour.....SP goes down on good news, weird!
ddubzy
15/11/2016
08:44
hs2 coming on line contract won + many more for the future
bidmsa
15/11/2016
08:40
hopefully GBP 400.00p plus by the end of the week
bidmsa
15/11/2016
08:38
Analyst Coverage Updates – Costain Group (LON:COST) Recently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of Costain Group (LON:COST). The latest broker reports which are currently outstanding on Tuesday 15th of November state 3 analysts have a rating of “strong buy”, 0 analysts “buy”, 1 analysts “neutral”;, 0 analysts “sell” and 0 analysts “strong sell”. Most recent broker ratings 02/03/2016 – Costain Group had its “Buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Investec Securities. They now have a GBP 410.00p price target on the stock. 04/02/2016 – Costain Group had its “Equal-weight” rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. They now have a GBP 4600.00p price target on the stock. Costain Group has a 50 day moving average of 358.76 and a 200 day moving average of 342.46. The stock’s market capitalization is 355.48M, it has a 52-week low of 267.00 and a 52-week high of 390.00. The share price of the company (LON:COST) was down -1.00% during the last trading session, with a high of 353.76 during the day and the volume of Costain Group shares traded was 41503. Costain Group PLC is an engineering solutions provider. The Company offers consulting, project delivery, and operations and maintenance services. The Company operates through two segments: Natural Resources and Infrastructure plus Alcaidesa in Spain. The Infrastructure segment operates in the highways, rail and nuclear markets. The Company’s Natural Resources segment includes the Company’s activities in water, power and oil and gas markets. The Company offers a range of integrated services, including advisory and concept development, specialist design, program management, project delivery, technology integration and asset optimization and support. The Company offers life-cycle services to energy, water and transportation sectors across the United Kingdom. The Company provides a range of highway services, from asset inspection and assessment; scheme development; managing the statutory process; detailed design and construction; commissioning and handover, and maintenance and aftercare.
bidmsa
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