Costain Group PLC Company Profile (LON:COST)

About Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)

Costain Group PLC logoCostain Group PLC is a technology-based engineering solutions provider. The Company offers consulting, project delivery, and operations and maintenance services. The Company operates through two segments: Natural Resources and Infrastructure plus Alcaidesa in Spain. The Infrastructure segment operates in the highways, rail and nuclear markets. The Natural Resources segment includes the Company's activities in water, power, and oil & gas markets. The Company offers a range of services, including advisory and concept development, specialist design, program management, project delivery, technology integration, and asset optimization and support. The Company offers services across whole life cycle of its customers assets in energy, water and transportation business areas focused on the United Kingdom market.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Highway & Bridge Construction
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:COST
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £458.97 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 104,787,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 452.33
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 458.34
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 321 - GBX 494.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.81
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.28
  • Book Value: GBX 1.19 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.68
  • EBIDTA: £52.1 million
  • Net Margins: 1.51%
  • Return on Equity: 22.76%
  • Return on Assets: 3.98%
  • Average Volume: 151,206 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)

What is Costain Group PLC's stock symbol?

Costain Group PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "COST."

How often does Costain Group PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costain Group PLC?

Costain Group PLC announced a dividend on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of GBX 4.75 per share on Friday, October 20th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Costain Group PLC's Dividend History.

Where is Costain Group PLC's stock going? Where will Costain Group PLC's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Costain Group PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 500 to GBX 560. On average, they expect Costain Group PLC's stock price to reach GBX 535 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Costain Group PLC.

Who are some of Costain Group PLC's key competitors?

Who are Costain Group PLC's key executives?

Costain Group PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul Golby CBE, Chairman of the Board
  • Andrew Wyllie, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Anthony O. Bickerstaff, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Darren James, Managing Director - Infrastructure
  • Alex Vaughan, Managing Director - Natural Resources
  • Martin Hunter, Group Financial Controller
  • Catherine Warbrick, Investor Relations Director
  • Tim Bowen, Corporate Development Director
  • David Taylor, Group Commercial Director
  • Tracey A. Wood, Legal Director and Company Secretary

How do I buy Costain Group PLC stock?

Shares of Costain Group 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 Costain Group PLC's stock price today?

One share of Costain Group PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 438.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Costain Group PLC (LON COST)
Community Ranking:  4.1 out of 5 (star star star star)
Outperform Votes:  336 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  72 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  408
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Costain Group 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 Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 535

Analysts' Ratings History for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/30/2017Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 510 -> GBX 545View Rating Details
8/24/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeBuyGBX 500 -> GBX 560View Rating Details
8/24/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/23/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 500View Rating Details
6/1/2016InvestecBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 370 -> GBX 410View Rating Details
2/4/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual WeightView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
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Earnings Estimates for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $33.38 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Costain Group PLC (LON COST)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/23/2017GBX 4.751.06%9/14/20179/14/201710/20/2017
3/1/2017GBX 8.402.11%4/6/20174/6/20175/19/2017
8/24/2016GBX 4.301.16%9/15/20169/15/201610/21/2016
3/2/2016GBX 7.251.98%4/14/20164/14/20165/20/2016
8/20/2015GBX 3.751.01%9/17/20159/17/201510/23/2015
3/3/2015GBX 6.251.91%4/16/20154/16/20155/22/2015
8/21/2014GBX 3.251.21%9/17/20149/17/201410/24/2014
2/27/2014GBX 7.752.93%3/12/20143/12/20144/25/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/10/2017Andrew WyllieInsiderSell13,658GBX 413£56,407.54
3/9/2017Andrew WyllieInsiderSell24,224GBX 415£100,529.60
11/4/2016Anthony BickerstaffInsiderSell591GBX 344£2,033.04
11/3/2016Anthony BickerstaffInsiderSell321GBX 353£1,133.13
11/1/2016Andrew WyllieInsiderSell570GBX 372£2,120.40
9/5/2016Bickerstaff,AnthonyInsiderSell7,956GBX 346£27,527.76
6/30/2016Golby CBE FREng,PaulInsiderBuy35,000GBX 317£110,950
5/13/2016Wyllie,AndrewInsiderSell41,243GBX 328£135,277.04
4/1/2016Wyllie,AndrewInsiderSell28,670GBX 343£98,338.10
12/24/2015Allvey,DavidInsiderBuy5,725GBX 373£21,354.25
5/11/2015Anthony BickerstaffInsiderSell34,066GBX 328.87£112,032.85
4/8/2015Anthony BickerstaffInsiderSell28,123GBX 315£88,587.45
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
Latest Headlines for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST)
DateHeadline logoCostain Group Plc : COST-GB: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 16, 2017 - September 15 at 10:57 PM logoCostain Group PLC (COST) Declares Dividend of GBX 4.75 - September 9 at 4:15 PM logoCostain Group Plc :COST-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : September 5, 2017 - September 4 at 10:23 PM logoCostain Group PLC (COST) Earns Buy Rating from Beaufort Securities - August 28 at 12:16 AM logoCostain Group PLC (COST) Lifted to "Buy" at Jefferies Group LLC - August 27 at 9:50 PM logo[$$] Nuclear industry warns of looming skills crisis - August 14 at 2:42 AM logoCostain Consortium Formally Awarded GBP1.80 Billion HS2 Work Packages - London South East (registration) (blog) - August 1 at 6:10 PM logoUPDATE: HS2 "Minded To Award" Costain Two Construction Contracts - London South East (registration) (blog) - July 17 at 5:49 PM logoPeel Hunt Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Costain Group PLC (COST) - July 4 at 12:39 PM logoLiberum Capital Increases Costain Group PLC (COST) Price Target to GBX 510 - June 26 at 1:28 PM logoCostain Group Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:COST) : June 19, 2017 - June 19 at 7:16 PM logoCostain Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : COST-GB : June 16, 2017 - June 16 at 5:13 PM logoCostain Confident On Future Progress As Current Trading In L - London South East (registration) (blog) - May 8 at 9:19 PM logoCostain Confident On Future Progress As Current Trading In Line - May 8 at 4:19 PM logoJohn Laing Seeking Resolution To Manchester Waste Contract Dispute - May 3 at 9:12 AM logoCostain Group Plc : COST-GB: Dividend Analysis : April 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 9:24 PM logoCostain Group PLC (COST) Upgraded to Buy at Jefferies Group LLC - April 1 at 2:16 PM logoCostain Group PLC (COST) Insider Andrew Wyllie Sells 13,658 Shares - March 14 at 5:14 AM logoAndrew Wyllie Sells 24,224 Shares of Costain Group PLC (COST) Stock - March 14 at 5:14 AM logoThese 2 hidden growth shares could help you retire early - March 10 at 5:30 PM logoUK budget cold comfort for sterling, boosts building firms - March 8 at 5:09 PM logoCostain Lifts Dividend 15% As Annual Revenue And Profit Rise - March 1 at 9:59 AM logo3 super value stocks I’d buy in March - February 17 at 5:47 PM logoAre Persimmon plc and Costain Group plc unmissable buys after today's updates? - Motley Fool UK - January 6 at 4:52 PM logo[$$] Investors Chronicle: Costain, Next, Indus Gas - January 6 at 4:52 PM logoMorgan Sindall Wins Place On GBP500 Million TfL Roads Framework - January 5 at 10:06 PM logoTOP NEWS: Costain Wins Place On TfL Framework As Order Book Maintained - January 5 at 10:06 PM logoAre Persimmon plc and Costain Group plc unmissable buys after today’s updates? - January 5 at 5:02 PM logoCostain Renews North East Roads Contract With Highways Engla - London South East (registration) (blog) - December 16 at 9:56 PM logoResult of Placing - London South East (registration) (blog) - November 30 at 4:31 PM logo[$$] Autumn Statement set to leave UK assets facing winter winds - November 22 at 8:13 AM


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Costain Group PLC (COST) Chart for Monday, September, 25, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/25/2017 by Staff