BAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Acquires £148.80 in Stock

BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) insider Charles Woodburn acquired 32 shares of BAE Systems stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 465 ($6.08) per share, with a total value of £148.80 ($194.43).

Charles Woodburn also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, April 15th, Charles Woodburn acquired 30 shares of BAE Systems stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 506 ($6.61) per share, with a total value of £151.80 ($198.35).
  • On Thursday, March 14th, Charles Woodburn acquired 32 shares of BAE Systems stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 469 ($6.13) per share, with a total value of £150.08 ($196.11).

Shares of LON:BA opened at GBX 465.02 ($6.08) on Thursday. BAE Systems plc has a one year low of GBX 441.50 ($5.77) and a one year high of GBX 680.20 ($8.89). The firm has a market cap of $14.89 billion and a PE ratio of 14.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 76.88, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.81.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 18th will be given a dividend of GBX 13.20 ($0.17) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 18th. This is an increase from BAE Systems’s previous dividend of $9.00. BAE Systems’s dividend payout ratio is 0.83%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on BA. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Monday. Berenberg Bank upped their target price on BAE Systems from GBX 560 ($7.32) to GBX 590 ($7.71) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 11th. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Societe Generale cut their target price on BAE Systems from GBX 620 ($8.10) to GBX 585 ($7.64) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on BAE Systems from GBX 545 ($7.12) to GBX 530 ($6.93) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. BAE Systems has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 608.58 ($7.95).

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BAE Systems Company Profile

BAE Systems plc operates as a defense, aerospace, and security company worldwide. Its Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems and electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, and hybrid electric drive systems.

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