BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) insider Alan Garwood purchased 24 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 611 ($8.06) per share, for a total transaction of £146.64 ($193.51).
BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) opened at 587.00 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 18.66 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 612.53 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 624.33. BAE Systems plc has a 12-month low of GBX 532.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 682.34.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be issued a GBX 8.80 ($0.12) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%.
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A number of analysts recently commented on BA shares. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on shares of BAE Systems plc from GBX 645 ($8.51) to GBX 670 ($8.84) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of BAE Systems plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Kepler Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 700 ($9.24) target price on shares of BAE Systems plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Citigroup Inc reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 720 ($9.50) target price on shares of BAE Systems plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “conviction-buy” rating and issued a GBX 750 ($9.90) target price on shares of BAE Systems plc in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 648.08 ($8.55).
BAE Systems plc Company Profile
BAE Systems plc is a defense, aerospace and security company. The Company operates through five segments. The Electronic Systems segment consists of the Company’s United States and United Kingdom-based electronics activities. The Cyber & Intelligence segment consists of its United States-based Intelligence & Security business and United Kingdom-based Applied Intelligence business, and covers the Company’s cyber, secure government, and commercial and financial security activities.
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