Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Costain Group Plc 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
  1.40 0.81% 174.00 172.40 173.20 174.00 171.00 171.00 370,694 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 1,463.7 40.2 30.9 5.6 188

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15/4/2013
06:22
Costain joint ventures win two Crossrail contracts Costain, one of the UK's leading tier one engineering solutions providers, is pleased to announce that ATC ('ATC'), its Joint Venture with Alstom and TSO, has been awarded a contract worth approximately £300m to design, fit-out and commission the railway systems in Crossrail's tunnel network. Under the contract, ATC will design and install track, overhead lines and mechanical and electrical equipment to fit out the 21km of twin tunnels currently being bored under the streets of London. Design work will commence immediately, with the fit-out works starting in 2014, and will be carried out within the entire tunnelled and surface sections of the Crossrail route between Royal Oak, Pudding Mill Lane and Plumstead Portals. Costain is also pleased to announce that in Joint Venture with Alstom it has been awarded the £15m contract for the design, construction and commissioning of the system that will provide traction power for the trains in the central tunnelled section of the Crossrail scheme. Work will involve the construction of several auto-transformer stations and a feeder station site at Pudding Mill Lane to provide a 25 kV supply to the overhead line equipment that will power the new Crossrail trains. Costain is also constructing for National Grid the new cable tunnels to provide power to the other Crossrail feeder station at Kensal Green. Crossrail will open in 2018. The Crossrail route will pass through 37 stations and will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent. An estimated 200 million people will travel on Crossrail each year.
skinny
14/4/2013
16:34
X div on wed.Covered on site www.traderdiary.co.uk
birdsedgeuk
12/4/2013
10:42
RNS Number : 2409C Takeover Panel 12 April 2013 2013/4 MAY Gurney integrated services plc ("may Gurney") costain group plc ("costain") Kier Group plc ("kier") On 26 March 2013, Costain announced a firm intention to make an offer for May Gurney, to be implemented by means of a scheme of arrangement. On 27 March, Kier made an announcement in which it stated that it was considering its options in respect of May Gurney. May Gurney has today sent a circular to its shareholders in connection with the scheme of arrangement by which Costain's offer is to be implemented, convening shareholder meetings to approve the scheme which are to be held on 7 May. In accordance with Rule 2.6(d) and Section 4 of Appendix 7 of the Code, the Panel Executive has ruled that Kier must, by 5.00 p.m. on 26 April, either announce a firm intention to make an offer for May Gurney under Rule 2.7 of the Code, or announce that it does not intend to make an offer. In the event that Kier announces that it does not intend to make an offer for May Gurney, Kier, and persons acting in concert with it, will be bound by the restrictions contained in Rule 2.8 of the Code for six months from the date of such announcement. Each of the parties has accepted this ruling. 12 April 2013 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END
optomistic
12/4/2013
07:57
According to today's Times, Kier are likely to bid for May Gurney with an analyst at Whitman Howard estimating Kier could offer 300p per share and not overpay. MG's current price is c.244p. The analyst thinks Costain may pre-empt Kier by raising its offer first.
alan@bj
11/4/2013
09:56
It was a rouse - look at it fly now :)
wsm812
11/4/2013
09:55
Sudden change of direction...quite incredible up two days in a row...and with a contract announcement thrown in! Beginning to wonder if some company is showing interest in Costain at last, they would be able to pick up COST and MAYG at a sensible price right now.
optomistic
11/4/2013
08:10
This one worth £60mill/annum and the share price slips ! ------------------------------------------------- Costain Joint Venture awarded extension to highway maintenance contract Costain, one of the UK's leading tier one engineering solutions providers, has, through its A-one+ joint venture with Halcrow and Colas, been awarded a two-year extension to its five-year Managing Agent Contractor ('MAC') contract, by the Highways Agency ('HA'). Under the contract, A-One+ will carry out a range of operational and routine maintenance services and deliver improvements on the motorways and trunk roads in the East Midlands (MAC Area 7). This covers the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. The HA has already worked with A-one+ to deliver substantial savings as part of the retrofit of Asset Support Contract conditions to existing MAC contracts. The extension will enable the HA to develop and test new approaches to achieving even greater efficiencies. The contract extension is forecast to be worth circa £60m per annum and will extend the current contract to June 2016.
optomistic
10/4/2013
10:42
optomistic - bit of fresh isa cash coming into the sector. COST,CLLN AND BBY still look cheap
wipo1
10/4/2013
08:52
Is it 'all' being moved back into COST now wipo ;-)
optomistic
09/4/2013
20:59
Down today cash moving into CLLN,BBY.
wipo1
05/4/2013
18:27
my only blue today!
thamestrader
05/4/2013
13:35
Costain moving against the market! Incredible...it can't last.
optomistic
04/4/2013
09:50
Wonder how much shareholders money will be wasted on this exercise
solarno lopez
04/4/2013
09:46
Lots of buying and selling disclosures - if the professionals cannot decide if this is a good deal or not then how the heck are we supposed to? I part sold and am now sitting it out to see what develops.
wsm812
02/4/2013
19:28
dafrog...it's all part of the EU brainwashing process (:o/
optomistic
02/4/2013
17:24
Good, but why do they have to use EU kilometers? We use miles.
dafrog
02/4/2013
15:48
Another large contract win from crossrail , they must be very happy with the service they are getting from COST http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2013/04/02/costain-jv-scoops-300m-crossrail-tunnel-fit-out/
rogerrail
02/4/2013
15:39
Subject: Share news DJ May Gurney Not Selected to Re-Bid Norfolk County Council Highway Job LONDON--support services company May Gurney Integrated Services PLC (MAYG.LN), said Tuesday that has received preliminary notification from Norfolk County Council that it has not been selected on to the short-list in relation to the re-bid of the Norfolk County Council highway and related services procurement contract A. MAIN FACTS: -Started a formal appeal process with Norfolk County Council. -The Norfolk County Council highway and related services procurement contract A, is due to commence on April 1, 2014 for an initial period of five years. -May Gurney Integrated shares at 1620 GMT traded down 6.0 pence, or 2.4%, at 243.0 pence, valuing the company at GBP174.9 million. -Write to Razak Musah Baba
ontheropes
02/4/2013
10:36
Thats EXACTLY what they did last time...git carried and kept upping the bid...and if we had won what a bally mess we would have had .....
solarno lopez
02/4/2013
10:23
According to today's papers Kier's finance and legal people are combing May Gurney's accounts this week. The danger for Cost shareholders is that if Kier do make an offer the Costain Board get carried away and overpay for MG. I remember they upped their bid for Mouchel twice.
alan@bj
29/3/2013
17:06
unsure but they have declared an interest in mayg anyway. they possibly dont want any of costain. Im sure this story has legs and we will see how it unfolds. It appears that mayg are the company that several suitors like the look of. maybe a few informal meetings over the easter weekend of the keir board?
pyemckay
29/3/2013
16:42
Why would Kier want to enter a bidding war ? they can wait until the merger is done and buy Cost/Mayg at a knock down price.
rogerrail
29/3/2013
16:22
if it goes through i too am looking for the integration to work. i like costain as a company and i will take the shares on offer and hold for a few years. if it doesnt go through and mayg are bought out by someone else i will take advantage of the weakness in costains share price to buy in to the company. pye have a nice easter all.
pyemckay
29/3/2013
16:03
pye, thanks for the debt figs, if it is the £3mill figure that will be very good. As to what I think of the deal, unfortunately I am not an accountant and can only follow the markets lead and at the moment they are obviously not happy with it for Costain, mayg is a different story and yourself as a shareholder look like you are going to be OK with it. If the deal goes through Costain shareholders can only hope that the integration of the two companies goes smoothly and then when complete the present Costain management will be able to manage a much larger entity, as it has taken them a long long time to get to where it is...and still is only returning a relatively small profit percentage on a huge turnover. opto
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