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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10/11/2014
08:46
Costain secures place on Highways Agency £5bn framework By BFN News | 07:33 AM | Monday 10 November, 2014 Costain Group PLC Ord 50P (COST) Costain has secured a place on the Highways Agency's five-year £5.0bn collaborative delivery framework, the largest ever framework for the improvement of England's motorways and major A roads. Costain is one of five organisations appointed to Lot 3b for major projects valued between £100 and £450 million. The total value of Lot 3b within the overall Framework is anticipated to be circa £3.0 billion. The framework will carry out critical infrastructure projects, expected to include the technology-led Smart Motorways programme, and complex schemes such as the A14 Cambridge to Huntington. Chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: "The upgrading of our highways network is essential to improving connectivity between the various regions of the UK, and we are delighted to have secured a place on this important Framework. "This award demonstrates the increasingly strategic nature of our long-term customer relationships, which has resulted in an order book comprising high quality repeat business with long term visibility and low risk." Story provided by StockMarketWire.com
waldron
30/9/2014
20:45
By Inti Landauro PARIS--French heavy construction company Vinci SA (DG.FR) and U.K. rival Costain Group PLC (COST.LN) will build a tunnel to take out wastewater in the Scottish city of Glasgow. The contract to dig the tunnel is valued at EUR105 million and each company will be responsible for 50% of the work, Vinci said in a statement. The work will start in October and is due to be completed in early 2018. -Write to Inti Landauro at inti.landauro@wsj.com Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires
waldron
05/9/2014
08:26
to sell now at 92.50? or wait that is the question. any views.
metamick
22/8/2014
13:50
Grahamburn. Thank you. I guess you are correct. I will keep my holding. Thanks for the clear explanation.
ballachar
22/8/2014
11:10
loadsadough, Costain Grp plc is not on the AIM market...FTSE 250
optomistic
22/8/2014
10:48
Beaufort Securities Thoughts Today On Some AIM FAVOURITES, STI, HAWK, PMO, COST - COST, HAWK, PMO, STI- Today, 10:47 AM http://bit.ly/1hAMc5m
loadsadough
21/8/2014
20:24
Don't quite follow your comment, Ballachar. It's true that the per share dividend figure is lower in absolute terms, but the relative value of dividend to shareholders has been increased based on the larger capital base following the rights issue. This is made clear in the statement: "In light of our continuing successful performance and our confidence in the long-term prospects for the Group, the Board has declared an interim dividend of 3.25 pence per share on the enlarged share capital base of the Group (2013: 3.75 pence per share). On the basis of the enlarged share capital, this represents an increase of 32% in the total amount of dividend paid to shareholders as compared to the 2013 interim dividend." Furthermore, the preceding sentence makes eminent financial sense as well: "At the time of the capital raise, the Group confirmed that it intended to implement a progressive dividend policy, targeting an ongoing dividend cover of around two times underlying earnings." as it shows financial discipline (2 times cover) with a commitment to shareholders (a progressive dividend policy) If these objectives can be achieved, shareholders will be reaping rewards in parallel to directors and staff.
grahamburn
21/8/2014
19:04
IC says that they are good and should get better next year. Last year's profit was boosted by a disposal so the comparison is a bit skewed. It says Buy. The placing gives them the capacity to take on larger contracts which is feeding through in the order book. It is being successful in gaining repeat business. There are losses on a waste disposal contract which will end sometime(not sure when yet) and profits will be boosted by this. So in medium term should provide a good return.
jlo10
21/8/2014
18:02
I don't like the idea of not maintaining the dividend on the increased capital. Whose company is it? The directors or the staff or the shareholders?
ballachar
21/8/2014
12:40
are these results good or bad? Any thoughts
trytotakeiteasy
20/8/2014
19:06
idiots,they went belly up in the 90's dabbling in the oil and gas sector.
poleaxe
14/8/2014
12:50
It wont last
poleaxe
14/8/2014
12:39
there she goes
hardupfedup
08/8/2014
15:08
its trying to break to the upside -- get pushed backed at this level normally
hardupfedup
14/7/2014
15:19
Nice to see COSTAIN are building the Whitley Bridge to link Jaguar HQ Coventry to A46 southbound carriageway. Also working with local SME's. Will be a pain in the butt for the next 12 months but well worth the disruption when finished. www.costain.com/news/news-releases/2014/2/20/road-projects-provide-local-business-opportunities.aspx
waspfactory
27/6/2014
16:42
Shares in Costain have been a dull market since the spring. They were little changed on a positive trading update that showed the company continuing to win substantial and complicated contracts of the sort it prefers to concentrate on these days, including work for Network Rail, Centrica and National Grid. Orders stand at a record £3.2 billion. About 90 per cent of the book is work for the same clients, as the company focuses on working for blue-chip clients and on infrastructure projects. Tempus, in todays Times
valedo
20/5/2014
12:30
I prefer to look at PBT rather than Operating profits. It was £31 m (adjusted) giving eps 44.1p - which after placing is 29.4p - so on a PE of 8.8. Order book strong, good yield around 4%. Previously held and tempted again.
puku
17/5/2014
20:24
Got it from the annual report paduardo 'profit from operations £35 mill' but there are couple of bits to come off that...such difficult things to follow these annual reports :-/ IMO I do believe that £25/35million is not enough profit on a turnover approaching £1billion... cash flow could become an issue in the future.
optomistic
17/5/2014
13:54
Optomistic, broker forecasts I can find have full year profit circa £25m. Where abouts did you source to £35m? Thanks
paduardo
12/5/2014
10:04
JCB sees very bouyant market in the UK, bodes well for Costains prospects hTtp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/05/12/jcb-hails-strong-performance-despite-50m-profits-slide/
rogerrail
09/5/2014
11:40
Turnover almost £1 billion, profit £27 mill (approx figures)not a lot of room for error there! Fingers crossed all goes well for Costain, they have put a lot of effort into achieving their standards in design/construction. edit... Profit to £35million (must have had a half year or earlier year amount in mind)
optomistic
09/5/2014
11:08
Same share price as December 2008. Five and half years later and still the same share price ALL IMO. DYOR. QP
quepassa
07/5/2014
10:34
Constant positive information but not the markets favourite share
solarno lopez
31/3/2014
18:18
The latest rise on the chart from 250 looks fantastic but the big worry is where the next low is going to hit. Is it going to be a small dip or a big drop from here.
optomistic
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