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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
  -9.50p -3.09% 298.00p 298.00p 300.00p 310.00p 298.50p 300.00p 66,467 16:35:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 1,463.7 40.2 30.9 9.6 321.56

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
10/5/2013
09:27
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.
optomistic
09/5/2013
22:08
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.
pjhutchy
08/5/2013
12:51
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.
rogerrail
08/5/2013
10:00
Solid statement taken well by the market.
optomistic
08/5/2013
08:18
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.
ontheropes
08/5/2013
08:12
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
08/5/2013
08:08
"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.
wsm812
06/5/2013
16:19
Hope get a decent update on Wed.See cost r down alot. Dunno y.Ive signed up to IC and articles on www.traderdiary.co.ukGood read
birdsedgeuk
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
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