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: £20.64 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,174,662,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 655.20
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 626.47
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 464.80 - GBX 682.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.65
  • P/E Growth: 2.89
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £17.79 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.16
  • Book Value: GBX 1.08 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.02
  • Dividend Yield: 3.9%
  • EBIDTA: £1.81 billion
  • Net Margins: 5.47%
  • Return on Equity: 33.60%
  • Return on Assets: 4.66%
  • Average Volume: 7.89 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 Thursday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, April 20th will be paid a dividend of GBX 12.70 per share on Thursday, June 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 20th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View BAE Systems plc's Dividend History.

When will BAE Systems plc make its next earnings announcement?

BAE Systems plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for BAE Systems plc.

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

13 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for BAE Systems plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 460 to GBX 763. On average, they expect BAE Systems plc's stock price to reach GBX 658.91 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:

  • Ian Graham King, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Peter J. Lynas, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Charles N. Woodburn Ph.D., Chief Executive, 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, 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 650.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BAE Systems plc (LON BA)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  460 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  532 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  992
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 658.91

Analysts' Ratings History for BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
6/23/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeNeutralGBX 685View Rating Details
6/15/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 645View Rating Details
6/13/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetBuyGBX 697 -> GBX 763View Rating Details
6/13/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 720View Rating Details
5/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 600 -> GBX 615View Rating Details
5/11/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/20/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingUnderweightGBX 460View 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
2/17/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 600 -> GBX 700View Rating Details
11/3/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 580 -> GBX 630View Rating Details
10/3/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralView 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
7/30/2015Charles StanleyReiterated RatingaccumulateView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/24/2015 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: $43.56 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for BAE Systems plc (LON BA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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
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) 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 logoGlobal Software Defined Radio (SDR) - Information Technology - May 30 at 3:51 PM logoAirborne Collision Avoidance System Market by Type, Platform, Component, End-Use and Region - Global Forecast to 2022 - Research and Markets - May 30 at 12:30 PM logo$9.0 Billion Growth Opportunities in the Global Ballistic Protection Market, 2022 - Research and Markets - May 29 at 4:07 PM logoInsider Selling: BAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Sells 6,399 Shares of Stock - May 25 at 10:22 AM logoAlan Garwood Sells 13,931 Shares of BAE Systems plc (BA) Stock - May 24 at 7:24 AM logoThe global ballistic protection market is expected to reach $9.0 billion by 2022 - May 22 at 10:19 AM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) PT Raised to GBX 615 at Jefferies Group LLC - May 19 at 8:26 AM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) PT Lowered to GBX 645 - May 18 at 4:40 PM logoInsider Buying: BAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Acquires 24 Shares of Stock - May 17 at 10:22 AM logoBAE Systems Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BA-GB : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 8:14 AM logoBeaufort Securities Reaffirms Buy Rating for BAE Systems plc (BA) - May 14 at 12:52 PM logoBAE Systems plc looks ready to fly - Motley Fool UK - May 12 at 4:22 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Sells £72,820.44 in Stock - May 12 at 7:24 AM
News IconTaiwan to continue buying arms from United States, boosting U.S. jobs - May 12 at 2:20 AM
News IconUPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 10 - May 11 at 2:01 AM logoBAE trading in line; backs 2017 guidance - May 10 at 4:00 PM logoBAE Systems to Help U.S. Treasury Investigate, Track Cash Flow of Organizations to Protect National Security - May 10 at 4:00 PM logoBRIEF-Endeavor Robotics announces key additions to board and worldwide sales team - May 9 at 9:01 AM logoEndeavor Robotics announces key additions to Board of Directors and Worldwide Sales Team - May 9 at 9:00 AM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 8 at 2:44 PM logoBAE Systems Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BA-GB : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 12:02 PM logoMoody's Affirms Baa2 Rating On BAE Systems With Stable Outlook - May 2 at 10:34 AM logoMoody's Affirms Baa2 Rating On BAE Systems With Stable Outlook - London South East (registration) (blog) - May 2 at 10:34 AM logoETFs with exposure to BAE Systems Plc : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 3:43 PM logoAircraft Flight Control System Market Forecast to grow from USD 11.85 billion in 2016 to reach USD 16.59 billion by 2021 - April 25 at 12:42 PM logoBAE Systems Plc :BA-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2016 : April 24, 2017 - April 25 at 12:42 PM logoBAE Systems Develops Next-Generation Aircraft Threat Warning Solution - April 24 at 10:20 AM logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms "Overweight" Rating for BAE Systems plc (BA) - April 22 at 5:26 PM logoBAE Systems Plc : BA-GB: Dividend Analysis : April 21st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 8:52 PM logoBAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Buys £146.74 in Stock - April 20 at 7:45 AM logoAerospace & Defence Telemetry Market 2017-2027 - April 19 at 9:07 PM logoBAE Systems and Leonardo DRS Join Forces to Pursue Advanced Threat Detection Opportunities for U.S. Army Aircraft - April 19 at 10:38 AM


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