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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
  -2.00p -0.65% 305.50p 305.50p 306.50p 310.00p 300.00p 300.00p 13,552 13:27:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 1,463.7 40.2 30.9 9.9 329.65

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
08/12/2015
10:30
Looking perky in this otherwise poor market for similar companies.
deadly
20/8/2015
11:38
Over 90% of order book comprises repeat orders and over 90% lower risk target cost, cost reimbursable forms of contract
marky55
20/8/2015
11:33
It would be interesting to see how many contracts are cost plus instead of fixed, meaning little risk of losses in contracts fr cost overruns.
boonkoh
20/8/2015
09:03
Good to see positive market reaction although not surprising given 15% Dividend increase and comment that full year results to be at the upper end of Board’s expectations. All steady as she goes but given all the £ billions of forward order book and first half revenue of £621m post tax profit was just £8.5m ie little room for error. This figure would have been after the £5.9m contributions to the Pension Fund they made in the first half. Given I take the dividends in scrip, I made a modest top slicing and do not anticipate making further sales/purchases
cerrito
23/3/2015
07:49
oh no another contract win share price down again
metamick
04/3/2015
19:14
PBT down for 2014 and forecast to be further down next year too?
gohil18
03/3/2015
20:15
03 Mar Investec Buy target 335.00 Reiterates 03 Mar Liberum Capital Buy target 330.00 Reiterates
philanderer
03/3/2015
19:58
Questor share tip: Put train delays aside and get on board with Costain HTTPS://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/questor-share-tip-put-train-190855016.html
philanderer
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
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