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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:BA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £18.99 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,179,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 608.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 630.34
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 516.48 - GBX 682.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.94
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £18.52 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.03
  • Book Value: GBX 1.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.48
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
  • EBIDTA: £1.92 billion
  • Net Margins: 6.20%
  • Return on Equity: 32.10%
  • Return on Assets: 4.90%
  • Average Volume: 7.75 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 of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. The official announcement can be seen 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 price objectives for BAE Systems plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 460 to GBX 763. On average, they expect BAE Systems plc's stock price to reach GBX 648.58 in the next twelve months. 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 597.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BAE Systems plc (LON BA)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  495 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  564 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,059
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, 3 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 648.58

Analysts' Ratings History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/4/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 630 -> GBX 610View Rating Details
8/4/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingUnderweightGBX 460View Rating Details
8/3/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/25/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyGBX 700View Rating Details
7/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 610View Rating Details
7/11/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 720View Rating Details
7/7/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 645View Rating Details
6/13/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetBuyGBX 697 -> GBX 763View Rating Details
5/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 600 -> GBX 615View Rating Details
3/10/2017Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 580 -> GBX 700View 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
9/4/2015Espirito Santo Investment Bank ResearchReiterated RatingBuyGBX 615View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/16/2015 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: $43.62 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
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)


Headline Trends for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
Latest Headlines for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
DateHeadline logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Charles Woodburn Acquires 26 Shares - August 15 at 1:46 PM logoFuture of the Saudi Arabia Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022 - August 11 at 2:55 AM logoBAE Systems Plc :BA-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 10, 2017 - August 9 at 9:33 PM logoBAE Systems Unveils Innovative Multiple-object Tracking Radar for Test Ranges - August 8 at 4:05 PM logoMilitary Augmented Reality (MAR) Technologies Market Report ... - MarketWatch - August 7 at 3:25 PM logoBAE Systems plc (LON:BA) Insider Acquires £200,165.79 in Stock - August 4 at 10:26 AM logoEarnings Rise at European Firms While Investors Brace for Headwinds - August 3 at 5:43 PM logoHow the World's Biggest Cyberheist Was Laundered by a Baccarat Binge - Fortune - August 3 at 5:42 PM logoEdited Transcript of BA.L earnings conference call or presentation 2-Aug-17 8:00am GMT - August 2 at 10:11 PM logoBAE Systems H1 Profit, Orders Climb; Backs FY17 View For Higher Earnings - August 2 at 5:07 PM logoEXTRA: BAE Systems Warns Of Softening In Cyber Unit As Profit Rises - August 2 at 5:07 PM logoBAE shares up as new boss reveals battle plan - MarketWatch - August 2 at 4:31 AM logo[$$] BAE Systems loses case over 'single sexist comment' - July 31 at 4:23 PM logo[$$] Australia targets arms exports amid defence splurge - July 27 at 4:42 PM logoMilitary Armoured Vehicle Market Report 2017-2027 - July 27 at 3:03 AM logoBAE Systems plc (LON:BA) to Release Earnings on Tuesday - July 25 at 4:34 AM logoBAE Systems plc (LON:BA) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 24 at 10:19 PM logoBAE Systems plc's (BA) Neutral Rating Reiterated at J P Morgan Chase & Co - July 24 at 4:10 PM logoF-16 Supplier Gets Financing Edge After EU Boosts Defense Support - Bloomberg - July 22 at 9:15 PM logoBAE Systems Technology to Detect and Track Other Subs - July 18 at 5:48 PM logoUK becomes hotbed for testing autonomous ships, aircraft - July 17 at 4:34 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Philip Bramwell Buys 25 Shares - July 17 at 1:52 PM logoU.K. Treads Softly in Saudi as Commercial Ties Offer Brexit Hope - July 12 at 3:28 AM logoPRESS DIGEST- British Business - July 11 - Reuters - July 10 at 9:21 PM logoAdvanced Combat Helmet Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024 - July 10 at 4:21 PM logoTOP NEWS: BAE Rises As UK High Court Clears Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia - July 10 at 4:21 PM logoJ P Morgan Chase & Co Trims BAE Systems plc (BA) Target Price to GBX 630 - July 10 at 12:42 AM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Earns Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - July 8 at 10:38 AM logoIan King swaps BAE Systems for world of boutique finance - Financial Times - July 6 at 3:01 AM logo[$$] UK Ministry of Defence signs £3.7bn warship deal with BAE Systems - July 2 at 4:07 PM logoBAE Systems and Leonardo to Collaborate on New Precision-guided Munitions for Air, Land and Sea Threats - June 28 at 4:28 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - June 27 at 10:42 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Downgraded by J P Morgan Chase & Co - June 23 at 1:22 PM logoEU, Britain Need Close Defence Ties Post-Brexit-MBDA - June 22 at 3:54 PM logoAIRSHOW-Germany aims to finish missile defence deal with MBDA, Lockheed by year end -ministry - June 20 at 4:29 PM logoEXCLUSIVE-Lockheed nears $37 bln-plus deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 countries -sources - June 19 at 10:09 AM logoBAE Systems plc's (BA) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc. - June 18 at 10:52 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Price Target Raised to GBX 763 - June 18 at 7:34 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank AG - June 18 at 12:16 AM logoIan King Buys 19 Shares of BAE Systems plc (BA) Stock - June 15 at 1:20 PM logoGrowing Demand for Precision Weapons Prompts Order for Additional BAE Systems Laser-guided Rockets - June 12 at 4:48 PM logoLockheed F-35 jets grounded at Luke Air Force Base: USAF - June 9 at 4:22 PM logoJohn Wood Group Wins New Submarine Contract From BAE Systems - London South East (registration) (blog) - June 8 at 12:35 AM logoJohn Wood Group Wins New Submarine Contract From BAE Systems - June 7 at 8:49 AM logoAn Equity Guide to Tory Landslide: Winners and Losers Under May - June 6 at 1:19 AM logoBAE Systems Enhances Geospatial Software by Adding Movement Intelligence Capabilities - June 5 at 12:57 PM logoFormer Senator Kelly Ayotte Joins BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors - June 2 at 5:09 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - June 2 at 2:08 PM logoBAE Systems Teams with QinetiQ to Pursue Electric Drive on Combat Vehicles - June 1 at 4:08 PM logoHow Can You Not Be In Aerospace & Defense Stocks? - May 31 at 10:47 AM


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