BAE Systems plc Company Profile (LON:BA)

About BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)

BAE Systems plc logoBAE 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. The Platforms & Services (US) segment, with operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, produces combat vehicles, weapons and munitions. The Platforms & Services (UK) segment consists of its United Kingdom-based air, maritime, combat vehicle, munitions and shared services activities. The Platforms & Services (International) segment consists of the Company's businesses in Saudi Arabia, Australia and Oman, together with its interest in the MBDA Holdings SAS (MBDA) joint venture.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Aerospace & Defense
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:BA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £18.96 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,179,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 613.50
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 625.43
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 532 - GBX 682.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.91
  • P/E Growth: 2.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £18.52 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.02
  • Book Value: GBX 1.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.47
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBITDA: £1.92 billion
  • Net Margins: 6.20%
  • Return on Equity: 32.10%
  • Return on Assets: 4.90%
  • Average Volume: 9.06 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)

What is BAE Systems plc's stock symbol?

BAE Systems plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "BA."

How often does BAE Systems plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BAE Systems plc?

BAE Systems plc declared a dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 8.80 per share on Thursday, November 30th. This represents a yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 19th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View BAE Systems plc's Dividend History.

Where is BAE Systems plc's stock going? Where will BAE Systems plc's stock price be in 2017?

13 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for BAE Systems plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 460 to GBX 750. On average, they anticipate BAE Systems plc's stock price to reach GBX 641.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BAE Systems plc.

Who are some of BAE Systems plc's key competitors?

Who are BAE Systems plc's key executives?

BAE Systems plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Charles N. Woodburn Ph.D., Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Peter J. Lynas, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Gerard J. DeMuro Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, Inc.; Executive Director
  • David B. Parkes, Company Secretary
  • Roger Carr, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Elizabeth Corley CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Harriet Green OBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Chris Fionna Grigg, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Paula Rosput Reynolds, Non-Executive Independent Director

How do I buy BAE Systems plc stock?

Shares of BAE Systems plc 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.

What is BAE Systems plc's stock price today?

One share of BAE Systems plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 596.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BAE Systems plc (LON BA)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  542 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  597 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,139
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BAE Systems plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 641.25
Consensus Price Target History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Price Target History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Analysts' Ratings History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/11/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 610View Rating Details
10/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 670View Rating Details
10/11/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 720View Rating Details
10/3/2017Berenberg BankDowngradeHoldGBX 700 -> GBX 600View Rating Details
9/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingConviction-BuyGBX 750View Rating Details
9/18/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyGBX 700View Rating Details
8/29/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingUnderweightGBX 460View Rating Details
8/3/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 610View Rating Details
5/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 600 -> GBX 615View Rating Details
2/24/2017BNP ParibasReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 640View Rating Details
2/24/2017Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 690View Rating Details
11/3/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 580 -> GBX 630View Rating Details
6/1/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeTop PickGBX 570 -> GBX 630View Rating Details
4/25/2016Haitong BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 560View Rating Details
3/8/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 583View Rating Details
3/1/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 420View Rating Details
2/19/2016InvestecBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 530 -> GBX 550View Rating Details
2/4/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingAddGBX 538View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
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Earnings Estimates for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $43.30 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for BAE Systems plc (LON BA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/2/2017GBX 8.801.51%10/19/201710/19/201711/30/2017
2/23/2017GBX 12.702%4/20/20174/20/20176/1/2017
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/16/2017Alan GarwoodInsiderBuy24GBX 611£146.64
9/14/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy25GBX 591£147.75
8/14/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy26GBX 581£151.06
8/3/2017Roger CarrInsiderBuy33,869GBX 591£200,165.79
7/14/2017Philip BramwellInsiderBuy25GBX 613£153.25
6/14/2017Ian KingInsiderBuy19GBX 660£125.40
5/24/2017Peter LynasInsiderSell6,399GBX 652£41,721.48
5/23/2017Alan GarwoodInsiderSell13,931GBX 645£89,854.95
5/15/2017Lynn C MinellaInsiderBuy24GBX 638£153.12
5/11/2017Ian KingInsiderSell11,396GBX 639£72,820.44
4/18/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy23GBX 638£146.74
3/30/2017Lynn C MinellaInsiderSell52,558GBX 653£343,203.74
3/29/2017Alan GarwoodInsiderSell21,796GBX 645£140,584.20
3/27/2017Philip BramwellInsiderSell5,000GBX 641£32,050
3/14/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy24GBX 637£152.88
3/13/2017Alan GarwoodInsiderSell11,500GBX 637£73,255
2/24/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy46,569GBX 610£284,070.90
2/23/2017Ian KingInsiderSell256,279GBX 611£1,565,864.69
2/14/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy24GBX 606£145.44
1/16/2017Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy25GBX 614£153.50
12/14/2016Philip BramwellInsiderBuy26GBX 590£153.40
11/14/2016Ian KingInsiderBuy21GBX 600£126
11/10/2016Alan GarwoodInsiderSell33,000GBX 605£199,650
10/14/2016Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy28GBX 538£150.64
9/22/2016Charles WoodburnInsiderBuy26,498GBX 536£142,029.28
9/14/2016Woodburn,CharlesInsiderBuy27GBX 546£147.42
8/15/2016Minella,Lynn CInsiderBuy28GBX 530£148.40
7/14/2016King,IanInsiderBuy23GBX 539£123.97
6/30/2016Corley,ElizabethInsiderBuy10,000GBX 511£51,100
6/17/2016Lynas,PeterInsiderSell11,691GBX 484£56,584.44
6/15/2016King,IanInsiderBuy26GBX 473£122.98
6/1/2016King,IanInsiderBuy242GBX 490£1,185.80
5/16/2016King,IanInsiderBuy26GBX 486£126.36
5/11/2016King,IanInsiderSell11,431GBX 492£56,240.52
4/14/2016King,IanInsiderBuy25GBX 510£127.50
3/23/2016Lynas,PeterInsiderBuy23,810GBX 504£120,002.40
3/15/2016King,IanInsiderBuy25GBX 500£125
2/16/2016King,IanInsiderBuy26GBX 480£124.80
1/14/2016King,IanInsiderBuy24GBX 517£124.08
12/14/2015King,IanInsiderBuy25GBX 492£123
11/18/2015Carr,RogerInsiderBuy41,978GBX 473£198,555.94
11/17/2015King,IanInsiderBuy27GBX 460£124.20
10/15/2015King,IanInsiderBuy28GBX 452£126.56
9/15/2015King,IanInsiderBuy28GBX 455£127.40
8/17/2015King,IanInsiderBuy26GBX 471£122.46
7/15/2015King,IanInsiderBuy26GBX 484£125.84
4/15/2015Peter LynasInsiderSell73,522GBX 530.49£390,026.86
3/25/2015Peter LynasInsiderBuy21,780GBX 544.55£118,602.99
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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BAE Systems plc (BA) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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