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
  +1.00p +0.57% 175.60p 175.00p 175.80p 181.40p 167.20p 167.20p 427,451 16:35:01
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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...this is pathetic!
"!network rail to save £2b over 5 years" wheel downhill, all that fuel saved :-)) Good to see the share price a bit firmer although it has slipped off now, maybe it will rise at the close, although when it does that it often opens down. Ah well that's COSTAIN! But....someday...
network rail to save £2b over 5 years. Thats a lot of cash and im struggling to see how its possible. The cuts over the last 5 years have been harsh and contractors will get screwed again. Margins threathened. any views?
What's happening COST is up !!!!
"The coalition is expected to unveil plans for a £15bn boost in spending on infrastructure next month in a move that will put the pressure on Labour. The Treasury, which has been criticised for not doing enough to boost the economy, has reportedly drawn up new capital spending plans for 2015-2020." -------------------------- Some of this should come Costain's way...maybe we could even see 300p sometime in the distant future :-/
...well they keep producing the work and getting the accolades, will it someday reflect in the share price? Costain Wins London Building Excellence Award 30 May 2013 A school built by Costain to meet the demands of the 21st Century was recently named Best Education Building at the annual LABC London Building Excellence Awards 2013. Deptford Green School in Lewisham, east London, was named Best Education Building at a ceremony held at London's Guildhall. The awards celebrate the very best in construction from across the London region, with winning projects recognised for their high level of skill, professionalism and team work. Deptford Green's new school buildings brought all the students together onto a single site and were designed to be accessible for disabled people and include various sustainable technologies. It opened in September 2012 offering state of the art learning opportunities, wireless technology, biometric cashless payment and registration systems, music classrooms, a sound recording studio and radio station. The judges noted that a close working relationship between Lewisham Council's building control team meant that most of the green targets were exceeded and the new building achieved a BREEAM excellent rating. Commenting on the school, LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall, said: "This remarkable new school building shows the benefit of close working relationships between building control and contractors. As well as providing a sound learning environment the buildings are energy efficient and provide natural ventilation and light, exceeding the sustainability targets set out at the start of the project." LABC is the member organisation representing Local Authority Building Control departments in England and Wales. It membership includes over 3,000 professional surveyors and support technicians across 12 regions. Deptford Green School is one of nine constructed by Costain in Lewisham and was built as part of the Lewisham BSF Framework in partnership with Watkins Gray International Architects and Ramboll Structural Engineers. Costain received a similar award for Sedgehill School in 2010 and Trinity School in 2011. Commenting on the award, Clive Kraus, the Senior Project Manager, said: "We are delighted to have been recognised at the LABC London Region Building Excellence Awards. This award is testament to all the hard work from everyone on the team to produce a world class educational establishment."
...Costain ranks as Network Rail's best paid contracter: For some reason the link doesn't open on clicking...just c&p into your address bar and go.
Thanks Optomistic. It was quite a blip for no reason....let\'s see what the near future brings. ATB.
Proj, I cannot see anything to explain the Friday dip. I thought the small Tuesday pull back was worth adding on so bought a few...then Friday...bought some more. Good luck to you if you decide to re enter. opto
Why the dip on Friday folks? possibly looking to get back in, so trying to catch up with what\'s going on. All the best.
Interesting late RNS re Holowesko Partners holding: "HOLOWESKO PARTNERS LTD. is a financial investment advisory firm headquartered in Nassau. The firm manages 5 accounts totaling an estimated $2.71 Billion of assets under management. HOLOWESKO PARTNERS LTD.'s 14 employees help advise 1-10 clients." Seems a very select asset management company with just 5 accounts ATM.
Sold when the merger was announced. Picked up Afew today. Today's contract announcement is quite significant and costain should benefit from the uks much needed infrastructure investments. Good balance sheet and a decent divi.
Thames Water contract now official :-)
I think this could have been worth a small rise rather than the fall: Costain Group PLC : New Gas Flow At Terminal 05/13/2013| 08:27am US/Eastern 13 May 2013 Gas from the new York field in the Southern North Sea is now flowing from Centrica's offshore platform and associated undersea pipeline through its Easington Terminal and into the National Grid. This has been achieved following the successful completion of the design and construction by Costain of the new onshore gas receiving and processing facility. The Easington terminal, which already handles gas from the Rough gas storage field, was the site for a new process stream designed to handle up to 120 million ft³ a day natural gas output from the York field. With overall North Sea oil and gas production dropping, new reserves are vital to help protect the UK's energy security. The approximate £80 million (TIC) on-shore element of the York project involved Costain providing design, procurement, construction management (as Principal Contractor) and commissioning support services for the new process stream in and around the existing operational facility - a major challenge as the Easington site is classified as a COMAH Tier 1 facility. "If you think of the existing facility as a straight line running from left to right, our new facility zigzagged across it at several points," said Project Manager, Mark Buckingham, who steered the job through its last six months as its culmination neared. "We designed and installed a new gas receiving area, the new onshore York pipeline through the Easington site and a new process island inclusive of a Silica Gel drying operation along with a new emergency vent system for Easington site and York sales gas interface with the National Grid," he said. In an example of good housekeeping and sustainability, the project team was able to re-use some redundant process stream equipment from the older Amethyst Field flow, which also previously came ashore at Easington. The first gas flowed on 26 March, a few days after Costain demobilised from the project after having been on-site since September 2011. Work on final commissioning and fine-tuning of the new facility continues by the Centrica Operations team.
Exactly Mmmmm not a Picasso is it more a Munch !!
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Optimistic. Thanks for the second opinion. I'm going to watch from the sidelines for now. Take a look at one media ipOmip. Cheers
pjhutchy Re doubling of profits, I think they have shelved this target for the short term and as you say they may have had that target in mind by acquiring MG or others. In my view the profit this half year is now likely to be flat or just slightly ahead when they add in the £4mill costs for the aborted MG bid.
There was no mention of the plan of doubling profits in the medium term in the update. I presume this is because contain we're planing the achieve this by acquisitions? The question is what can we expect to happen now to profits in the medium term? Now kier are acquiring may guerney the enlarged kier group could pose as a threat to contain as kier will be able to take on more and larger jobs and possibly steal work from contain. Any thoughts? I'm thinking of buying back in. I originally bought because of the doubling of profits in the medium term statement but sold when the merger attempt was announced. I was hoping costain were going to double profits by growing costain organically, now I have doubts especially as they didn't mention it in the recent update and before the merger attempt they mentioned it often.
Reading the statement ,you would not get the impression COST is operating in a sector in recession. Managment has done well in focussing the business on sub sectors where there is growth , larger companies such a BBY, KIER etc are not so flexible. Should return to above £3.
Solid statement taken well by the market.
BROKER COMMENTS: There's Life Without May Gurney for Costain - Liberum 0644 GMT [Dow Jones] Costain Group's (COST.LN) interim management statement is solid, and trading is in line with expectations, says Liberum. Notes the order book has ticked up, net cash remains robust, and estimates are unchanged. "[The] solid, reassuring statement is a reminder that there is life without May Gurney," says Liberum. This year, Costain abandoned its attempt to buy May Gurney. Describes Costain as a "minnow" but continues to like Costain's exposure to civil infrastructure, customer focus and its increasing breadth of offering. Has 320p target price, and buy recommendation. Shares closed at 265.5p.
Whilst I'm glad it failed at least COST had reached an agreement in principle with MAYG rather than wasting even more money on fighting their way in through the door. Now hopefully they can keep their finds focussed on their day jobs
joe say
"The Group incurred transaction costs of approximately GBP4m (pre-tax) associated with the May Gurney proposal and these will be expensed in the first half results and treated as a one-off non trading item." That is appalling, what a waste of time and money - get your act together COST you are better than that.
Hope get a decent update on Wed.See cost r down alot. Dunno y.Ive signed up to IC and articles on read
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