BAE Systems (BA) Share Price, News & Analysis

GBX 1,361.50
-2.50 (-0.18%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.29 million shs
Average Volume
Market Capitalization
£41.39 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target
GBX 1,335

BAE Systems MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.86 Rating Score
2.1% Downside
GBX 1,335 Price Target
Short Interest
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.63mentions of BAE Systems in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
£416.30 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.72 out of 5 stars

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About BAE Systems Stock (LON:BA)

BAE Systems is a UK-based defense, aerospace and security company with a long, rich history. The company was formed in 1999 by the merger of Britsih Aerospace and Macronic Electronic Systems with both having long histories of their own. British Aerospace was formed following the 1977 British Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act that called for the nationalization of said industries. The company was formed from the merger of several key aircraft companies that date back to the 1930s and early in some cases.

Ironically, a new bill passed only a few years later called for privatizing the newly formed company. On January 2, 1981, the company became British Aerospace plc which existed in good name until a merger in 1999. At that time, the company purchased and bought Marconi Electronic Systems and became BAE Systems, the company we know today. Marconi Electronic Systems was the defense arm of GE, purchased by them in 1968, and its history dates back to the earliest days of the radio.

Today, BAE plc provides defense, aerospace, and security products worldwide. It’s core markets are the US, UK, and EU and their traditional allies. BAE plc is the largest manufacturer in the UK, the largest defense contractor in the UK, and the 7th largest worldwide. It is the 6th largest contractor for the US Department of Defense by dollar value and it includes names like Denmark, Australia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia on its client list.

The company operates in five key segments that are broken down into industry and use groups. The core segments are Electronic Systems, Cyber & Intelligence, Platforms & Services (US), Air, and Maritime.

The Electronic Systems segment offers a wide range of electronic-based equipment and technology to governments. These include but are not limited to fighter aircraft, missiles, unmanned aircraft, communications equipment, and personal combat equipment.

The Cyber & Intelligence segment provides technology solutions for national, state and local governments to prevent and detect security threats. These range from radar-based anti-missile and aircraft systems to anti-fraud and enterprise-level digital services.

The Platforms & Services segment is the primary segment serving the US government. It manufactures military equipment including vehicles and aircraft, combat systems and munitions, and defensive products as well as outsourced management of munitions facilities.

The Air segment manufactures mission-critical aircraft of all varieties. Its products include the Eurofighter Typhoon which is a multi-mission fighter/bomber and a core asset of the UK defensive program. The Maritime segment manufactures a wide range of naval technologies including submarines, weapons and radar systems. The company operates multiple sites around the UK including the Barrow-in-Furness submarine shipyard in Cambria.

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Ex-Dividend for 6/3 Dividend
Dividend Payable

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Aerospace & Defense
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
GBX 1,335
High Stock Price Target
GBX 1,450
Low Stock Price Target
GBX 1,100
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
£1.86 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£23.08 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 102.59 per share
Book Value
GBX 349 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
£41.47 billion
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Key Executives

  • Dr. Charles Nicholas Woodburn (Age 53)
    Group CEO & Executive Director
    Comp: $4M
  • Mr. Bradley Madsen Greve (Age 57)
    Group Finance Director & Executive Director
    Comp: $2.32M
  • Mr. Thomas Arnold Arseneault (Age 61)
    Executive Director
    Comp: $4.24M
  • Mr. Julian Cracknell
    Chief Technology & Information Officer
  • Mr. Martin Cooper
    Investor Relations Director
  • Mr. Ed Gelsthorpe
    Group General Counsel
  • Ms. Caitlin Hayden
    Group Communications Director
  • Neils Petersen
    Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President of Marketing Operations
  • Ms. Tania Gandamihardja
    Group Human Resources Director
  • Ms. Karin Hoeing (Age 53)
    Group ESG, Culture & Business Transformation Director

BA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell BAE Systems stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BAE Systems in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" BA shares.
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What is BAE Systems' stock price target for 2024?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for BAE Systems' shares. Their BA share price targets range from GBX 1,100 to GBX 1,450. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach GBX 1,335 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.1%.
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How have BA shares performed in 2024?

BAE Systems' stock was trading at GBX 1,110.50 at the start of the year. Since then, BA shares have increased by 22.8% and is now trading at GBX 1,364.
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How often does BAE Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BAE Systems?

BAE Systems announced a dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, April 18th will be given a dividend of GBX 18.50 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 18th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous dividend of GBX 11.50. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
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Is BAE Systems a good dividend stock?

BAE Systems (LON:BA) pays an annual dividend of GBX 30 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.22%. The dividend payout ratio is 5,000.00%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
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What other stocks do shareholders of BAE Systems own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other BAE Systems investors own include Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), GSK (GSK), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), BAE Systems (BAESY), Prudential (PRU), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB), BP (BP), Imperial Brands (IMB), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Unilever (ULVR).

How do I buy shares of BAE Systems?

Shares of BA stock and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.
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This page (LON:BA) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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