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
  +0.00p +0.00% 175.60p 176.00p 179.80p - - - 340 08:03:02
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 1,463.7 40.2 30.9 5.7 189

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03/5/2013
11:46
These roller coaster price movements on small volume are more than just confusing to me. If I wanted to be a bit naive I would say it suggested some speculation of an interest in Costain...but then I don't want to be naive...
optomistic
02/5/2013
21:59
Buyiung these was perhaps the worst investment I ever made
orange5
02/5/2013
19:43
s_e ...It appear that every time Costain announces a good contract the share price goes down. I can't make sense of it...can any one :-/
optomistic
02/5/2013
15:13
Struggling to understand the price drop here ....
s_e
02/5/2013
08:52
Building magazine says COST appointed to Thames Water £3bn framework as part of a one consortium with ATK. The other consortium is BBY with Skanska and MWH. The £3bn is over five years of AMP6 2015-2020 but the Framework is for 12 years. They beat competition from 3 other consortiums including Laing O Rourke, Imtech; Barhale, GFRD, Morrison; Murphy, Black&Veatch, and Aecom.
marknicho
01/5/2013
16:54
Now is this partnership going to drive Costain ahead? Looks to me like someone has got as bit sidetracked here :-/ .................... Path Intelligence And Costain Partnership To Create Value For The Transport Industry 1 May 2013 A pioneering partnership between Path Intelligence and Costain will solve problems facing the travel and transport industries by using data insights into crowd behaviour to maximise operational efficiency, optimise maintenance activity and boost retail returns for asset owners. Path Intelligence's unique footfall mapping technology and Costain's expertise in building and maintaining transport assets, join forces in the creation of COpath, an asset intelligence resource supported by major investment from both companies. COpath provides real data to smooth the flow of visitors by tackling jams, bottlenecks and opposing traffic flows. A key benefit of this data is to enable capacity to be optimised as an alternative to large capital investment. The disruption and costs of maintenance work can also be minimized by using COpath data to pinpoint optimum times to schedule work. The technology also provides insights into the impact of planned and unplanned disruptions such as scheduled construction work, or unexpected equipment failures, whilst tracking crowd evacuation movement can also inform critical emergency planning decisions. The expertise of Path Intelligence in retail environments will support commercially important decisions by providing insights into the impact of advertising and marketing campaigns and pinpoint 'hot' and 'cold' retail units to influence rental values. Ross Agnew, Costain Group Strategy Director, comments: "Demand for transport is increasing and to be able to afford to meet that demand we need to be optimising how we use our assets and maximising revenue opportunities. Gaining more intelligence on how transport systems are used is essential to achieving this; Path Intelligence's technology provides this intelligence." For further information on Path Intelligence and COpath, visit: www.pathintelligence.com/costain/ Must not overlook this part of the note... " supported by major investment from both companies."
optomistic
01/5/2013
15:25
RESTERN - I think the BBY warning has spooked the sector, the market just don't like construction by looks of it
wipo1
01/5/2013
15:03
SPOT on SPOB the directors are like little boys wanting toys
solarno lopez
25/4/2013
19:04
renew holdings should be the next target for costain imo. only £60m cap. bid of £80m would do it.
pyemckay
25/4/2013
17:50
" I think we should congratulate the board for recognizing that a further bid would indeed be over paying. good work. " No, I would give them a good kick up the jacksie given the opportunity They shouldn't have bid for MAYG in the first place. Give the cash back to shareholders or buy back shares.
spob
25/4/2013
17:20
Would have been good to dilute the major shareholders stakes, but I was never very impressed with the MAYG takeover as it was presented, did not seem there was enough in it for COST shareholders. IMO not convinced that services is the best area to grow the business.
rogerrail
25/4/2013
15:41
This is great news and also great exposure for Costain into the bargain - a real unintended media appraisal awaits.
wsm812
25/4/2013
15:20
Costain just can't grow itself fast enough to keep a potential predator away. I reckon that Costain is a sitting duck now.
optomistic
25/4/2013
15:18
I think we should congratulate the board for recognizing that a further bid would indeed be over paying. good work.
pyemckay
25/4/2013
15:12
great news. no point over paying.
pyemckay
25/4/2013
15:10
Neither am I after the last error
solarno lopez
25/4/2013
15:04
Phew! We're walking away. Can't say I'm disappointed.
marknicho
25/4/2013
13:35
From Todays' FT Lombard column quote Street fighting Nothing says the end of a bidding war quite like an offer more than one-third higher than the original price. Add an element of cash where before the deal was an all-share merger and, though the final shots have not yet been fired, it looks as if Kier has beaten Costain in the support services battle for May Gurney. May Gurney is, of course, the real victor. The road repairer has not been valued at 315p a share – Kier's offer price – for more than five years. Instead of being a poor substitute for an auction, the board's recommendation of the original Costain deal has worked to turn Kier's previous inchoate interest into a tangible offer. Kier itself has paid up handsomely for control and can point to the greater level of annual synergies as justification. The genuine justification is whether the range and scale of the combined zoo facilities to street signs group can indeed win contracts that neither could alone. It's tricky for Costain. Coming back with a higher offer would risk charges of overpaying, especially when its due diligence suggested a price so much lower. More probably, it will quit the field, though after the failure to buy Mouchel, this would be the second transformational deal it has missed. Buying a bunch of smaller businesses is an alternative (and safer) way to bulk up. But if Costain didn't have the concentrated presence of its two 20 per cent shareholders, it might wonder whether it should change its logo to a target sign. unquote I had started asking myself if Costain could be a takeover target forgetting the concentrated ownership which-per latest annual report-is as per below with a further reminder to myself that UEM are Malaysian UEM Builders Berhad(i) 13,810,850 21.07% Mohammed Abdulmohsin AI-Kharafi & Sons Co. W.L.L.(i) 13,789,490 21.04%
cerrito
25/4/2013
09:44
As the report in The Times this morning states, IMHO it is more likely that Costain will revert to incremental bolt on acquisitions of small companies rather than "go for the big one". However, the article did say that it might also look again at Mouchel now that that company is in recovery mode following its restructuring.
grahamburn
25/4/2013
09:40
but will the jilted one jump into the nearest next bed ?
joe say
25/4/2013
08:43
they have to get everyone together, arrange meetings etc etc there's no chance of cost buying mayg now would be suicidal 10%+ above the kier offer would be beyond their reach
spob
24/4/2013
23:14
Interesting article on why Costain and Kier are interested in MG http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c15e5432-ac14-11e2-a063-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2RQAY8FgP
cerrito
24/4/2013
22:17
I am watching with interest. no position yet waiting to see what costains next move is. Will a BBY or CLLN bid for cost? interesting.
wipo1
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