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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22/11/2013
11:22
climbing nicely now, can it be sustained?
wsm812
20/11/2013
11:59
Well we just nudged above 300 for a few minutes, we need to settle above that then perhaps we could see 320. I can't see a lot more barring a takeover until the profit margin improves...it seems very narrow to me. It would be interesting to see others views on this.
optomistic
18/11/2013
16:08
I have C&P'd this from Liberum Capital's website (I particularly like the first sentance) Our philosophy We need to add value to be of value. We believe that both corporate clients and institutional investors deserve a far higher level of service than is currently being offered in the market place. We are determined to earn a reputation for independence, integrity and excellence. We value our people and we endeavour to hire and retain people of the highest quality. We enforce a very high quality threshold across all aspects of our business. We will always ensure that we are structurally and operationally sound and will not partake in false economies. Our approach We adopt a simple approach to all areas of our business. Without our clients we could not exist. Therefore our primary focus is to add value to our clients at every opportunity. We recognise that Liberum Capital is a people business and so we endeavour to hire and retain people of the highest quality. We have over 145 highly talented people. Our culture is one of shared and collective responsibility. One way we achieve this is by being 100% staff owned. Despite our short corporate history we collectively have many years of experience and have already built a track record of delivering high quality products and advice which has led to profitable growth. We have a simple operating structure that allows us to react quickly and handle situations with a team approach.
optomistic
14/11/2013
15:23
Have they now made their money for today and closing down the books?
optomistic
14/11/2013
15:03
It is indeed a little strange. The price spiked up in the first hour and half on a few relatively small buys and has stuck in that region throughout the rest of the day regardless of the buy/sell ratio and a considerable number of sales. May be a larger trade will show later, but the spike hasn't really led to any significant sales.
grahamburn
14/11/2013
14:49
37K buys 61K sells and price up 6p+ Doesn't make sense unless the MM's have a large buy order to fill.
optomistic
13/11/2013
18:53
That's been a bad day! but on the positive side if there is such a thing with Costain, the chart is still showing a higher high and a higher low...but it certainly is a difficult one this is!
optomistic
12/11/2013
19:53
Good finish today, next hurdle to clear is 300p then followed by the Apr 305p high. If that clears then Costain can become a different animal!
optomistic
11/11/2013
19:35
Technically it looks fairly positive to me (how many times have we been here?) We definitely need to move well into the 290's now..then maybe we could get some serious progress...oh gawd if only we could :-/
optomistic
01/11/2013
09:54
If only Costain was named Sustain we might get a stable sp!!
wsm812
31/10/2013
16:00
This stock is farcical, to drop from a morning high of 296 to 284 in the afternoon with an almost balanced book and small volume with no news in the offing it just beggars belief. I am likely to be seeking an exit soon! (then of course it will fly)
optomistic
31/10/2013
08:26
is it tomorrow today? :)
wsm812
29/10/2013
19:22
Still heading in the right direction. :-)
hyden
29/10/2013
11:24
Yeah, but tomorrow is always a day away!
wsm812
28/10/2013
19:20
There's always tomorrow. ;-)
hyden
28/10/2013
15:37
ohhhh, it was looking so good at 295 as well!
wsm812
21/10/2013
10:00
Hinckley Point anyone !
solarno lopez
19/10/2013
13:39
We've had a decent run up from 262app, now the MACD is looking like it will cross up through the '0' line and RSI is in positive territory above the 50... but the share price has moved above the upper Bollinger band and it always seems to want to find its way back into the inside of the bands....so it's any which way from here, but it is looking more positive to me...good times ahead?
optomistic
01/10/2013
16:37
On The Right Track At Reading Station 1 October 2013 The Reading Station Area Redevelopment project has reached a number of milestones, speeding up the completion of the project and improving the travelling experience for commuters. Platform 11 – the platform which caters for the busy Reading to Paddington route – officially opened to the public on August Bank Holiday weekend, while Platform 10, which was built in just three days over Christmas 2011, has now been removed to allow for its permanent construction. All this work means Platform 10 should be back in action by February 2014, some 10 months ahead of schedule. With work being completed ahead of schedule, buildings at the east end of platforms 8, 9, 10 and 11, as well as the refurbishment of platform 9, should be completed by 2014, said Brian Fisher, the Project Director. Improvements at the station include building new platforms and entrances, lengthening platforms to create room for longer trains, constructing new platform canopies and creating better waiting room and customer information facilities. That means there's a lot of construction material still to shift. "Platforms 8, 9 and 10 are now under construction but because they are island platforms – or positioned between two tracks – the team has to get over 10,000 tonnes of material to the platforms and get over 5,000 tonnes of demolition and excavated material away from the site," Brian said. The upgrades to the station are one part of Network Rail's £895 million investment to transform the railway in Reading. It is one of the busiest parts of the country's rail network and its complicated track layout constricts the number of trains that can run. To help unblock the bottle-neck on the railway, Network Rail is building a new 2km viaduct to the west of the station which will improve journeys for thousands of passengers who use the Western Main Line every day. The original aim was to complete work by the end of 2016 but now work is scheduled to finish by the end of 2015. As the station is a major junction on the national rail system, dealing with around 800 trains and up to 45,000 commuters each day, an ongoing challenge for the team is trying to keep the amount of disruption for commuters to a minimum. "We are always trying to keep the platforms open as much as possible, but the only time there are no trains is between 01.00 and 05.00 and, even between these hours, both freight trains and engineering trains are still running, so it's quite a logistical challenge for us," said Brian.
optomistic
26/9/2013
15:43
EOD bidders ... everyone likes a bargain. ;-D
citymohawk
26/9/2013
15:04
Price falling now...had the market not seen the contract before I posted it? LOL
optomistic
26/9/2013
14:12
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
14:06
and i'm in :D nice to be on board...
citymohawk
24/9/2013
10:49
dropping rapidly today - any news?
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