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
  5.20 3.05% 175.60 173.20 175.60 177.40 171.60 174.80 347,176 16:35:07
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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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
26/9/2013
14:43
EOD bidders ... everyone likes a bargain. ;-D
citymohawk
26/9/2013
14:04
Price falling now...had the market not seen the contract before I posted it? LOL
optomistic
26/9/2013
13:12
Unusual for Costain to go up on contract news...but maybe it is this one: Costain wins Hammersmith job 26 September 2013 | By Mark Hansford Contractor Costain was this week due to set out how it intends to carry out the next phase of strengthening work on London's Hammersmith flyover. Costain has been picked by Transport for London (TfL) to strengthen and refurbish the 11 spans of the 16 span structure not tackled by Amey during the £13M emergency repair programme ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Amey carried out the work in its role as TfL's emergency works contractor. Its rapid solution was to install 50 new post tensioning cables above and below the bridge deck on the five weakest spans of the 863m long precast reinforced concrete structure. The cables were fed through specially installed concrete blocks anchored above and below the deck in the central reservation of the highway and inside the void underneath (NCE 3 May). Client TfL was keen to explore other alternatives for the next phase of works and so rolled it into its new £200M structures and tunnels investment framework. Contractors Balfour Beatty, Bam Nuttall, Costain, Hochtief and Skanska were appointed to the framework in March. The programme includes the strengthening, refurbishment and replacement of eight bridges and tunnels in London including the next phase of upgrades for Hammersmith bridge. Projects are divided into three packages based on location, type of work and value and early contractor involvement has been used. First up will be work package three - strengthening the 11 remaining spans of the Hammersmith flyover as a follow up to last year's emergency strengthening. The remaining packages will be completed by 2016. They include the complete reconstruction of the A1 Upper Holloway Bridge, a single span steel and cast iron bridge built in 1868, and major strengthening works to the A406 Power Road bridge - a three span reinforced concrete beam and slab bridge built around 1922. Also requiring work is the A127 Ardleigh Green Railway Bridge, A1 Highbury Corner Bridge, the A406 Fore Street Tunnel and A316 Chiswick Bridge. hxxp://www.nce.co.uk/costain-wins-hammersmith-job/8653455.article?blocktitle=News-In-Depth&contentID=204 replace hxxp with http and pop into address bar... etc
optomistic
25/9/2013
13:06
and i'm in :D nice to be on board...
citymohawk
24/9/2013
09:49
dropping rapidly today - any news?
deadly
19/9/2013
13:45
minimal I have been in Costain for years and have almost reached breakeven (at one time recently I was in front) I keep hoping that a re rating will arrive. I'm sure that if I sell and reinvest elsewhere it will be certain to take off so sticking with it for the time being...and we do get a divi which is better than the banks by some way which helps.
optomistic
19/9/2013
11:56
Yes this one pains me a little. Ever since the Report, things have been rocky. Guess it wasn't perfect! I have set my limits already, lets see what happens. Maybe I might see something more useful in the meantime.
minimal
19/9/2013
09:22
FTSE up 90 and Costain down...definitely a share that is not favoured by the many!
optomistic
18/9/2013
07:55
x/d today.
optomistic
12/9/2013
15:10
@ 5.46p above the offer...if he did it through a broker he must be a 'little' peeved. If he did it online ...his fault I guess
optomistic
12/9/2013
14:49
Nice 31000 buy gone through above the ask.
twiggy2
11/9/2013
18:37
CJohn It appears no one has an answer for you. May I suggest you try emailing the company, generally they will answer serious questions. opto
optomistic
07/9/2013
12:08
Forgive me for posting this question on the COST board. I felt someone here might know the answer. North Midland COnstruction (NMD) are an error prone construction company. They have an apparently attractive balance sheet. However there is a large ítem of almost 20m sterling in current assets labelled "construction contracts". What does this refer to precisely? Many thanks for any help received.
cjohn
29/8/2013
14:09
Well we are good at tunneling... National Grid Project Ahead Of Schedule 29 August 2013 The latest milestone in Costain's £200 million contract on National Grid's London Power Tunnels project, which is being constructed with Skanska, has been reached eight days ahead of schedule. On 15 August tunnel boring machine (TBM) Evelyn broke through into a pre-prepared shaft at Wimbledon, southwest London, completing a 3km-long drive from Wandsworth in just four months. It completes the latest stage in the creation of 32km of tunnels being built to house a new generation of 400kV electricity cables under London. "This is certainly the safest and the quickest tunnelling contract I've ever worked on," said Angus Mackenzie, Tunnelling Agent. "To date, in over 10.5 km of 3m internal diameter tunnel constructed we have incurred only one minor LTI (lost time injury) and have increased our productivity levels to being able to maintain a consistent 60-plus metres per day." Extensive planning and a robust preventative maintenance regime were key, along with a very positive behavioural safety culture amongst the entire site team. Said Angus: "We made sure we had identified and analyzed where previous shortcomings had occurred throughout the system and made modifications to ensure they didn't happen again." One of the biggest technical challenges on this drive was a curve in the tunnel alignment that had a tight 22.5 metre radius. "This gave us issues with the pit bottom as the drive shaft was centred on this curve but, using a combination of experience and new ideas, we were able to design around this," said Angus. Lennart Stenman, Construction Director, praised Angus and his "very organised" team: "They've done a great job completing eight days ahead of programme, managing the operational and technical aspects of the job safely." Evelyn is now being dismantled and split up into her principal component parts to be inspected and refurbished ready for her next and final drive on this project: 9km from Wandsworth to Kensal Green in northwest London – this is the longest drive on the 3m id section of the project and takes the tunnel under the River Thames. This will begin at the end of October and is due to be completed by the end of 2014. Meanwhile Evelyn's 'sister' TBM, Cleopatra, is hard at work on the contract's other 13km tunnel which runs from St John's Wood in the west of the capital to Hackney in the east. Cleopatra has recently begun her second drive from the Eade Road drive site in Haringey to Hackney. The contract is due to be complete by 2014, with full energisation of the new cables planned by November 2018. Ends
optomistic
27/8/2013
13:43
Well the volume has picked up with a good lot of buys, when will we break out from here and get into a serious rise?
optomistic
27/8/2013
07:44
dafrag Costain got £2.9b on the forward order book, any more large works and they would have to buy another large construction company to get the trained workforce to fulfill the contracts...workers are out there on the unemployed books but are they trained enough to come to Costain's standards?
optomistic
27/8/2013
07:39
Maybe HS2 news. Why can't we do as Germany is doong and build simple high speed lines alongside existing track?
dafrog
27/8/2013
07:37
The success of the company hopefully is not being reflected in the share price this morning...why the sudden slip on next to no volume?
optomistic
23/8/2013
22:16
orange5 - quite a strong statement? Your basis?
minimal
23/8/2013
16:00
Simon Thompson is worth following and i'd say the online subscription is worth it just for his articles I don't think iv'e ever followed one of their separate weekly tips though Anyway, online sub is just £28 per quaarter by direct debit
spob
23/8/2013
13:31
Might be due to the tip in IC - I last subscribed about 10 years ago. Their share tip record was so appalling that I did exactly the opposite and found myself in profit, when in the previous couple of years in following their advice I lost rather a lot.
erogenous jones
23/8/2013
10:29
Some big sell offs today. Price is holding OK though...
minimal
22/8/2013
15:34
Rated (again) a BUY by Investors Chronicle. Their summary states:- "Costain has positioned itself cannily to appeal to big clients with non-discretionary capital expenditure. With the shares trading on a modest 11 times expected earnings, we reiterate our buy advice (230p, 22 Aug 2012). Buy." DYOR of course. IC buy recommendations can sometimes be the kiss of death.
alan@bj
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