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Current Price:  
427.70p
on 24-07-2014 at 15:18:44
Change:   2.60p rise 0.61 %
Buy:   427.80p
Sell:   427.50p
   

BAE Systems is a multinational defence, aerospace and electronic research company. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 share price index. The company can trace its history back to British Aerospace which was created in the 1970s as a result of the nationalisation and merger of British Aircraft Corporation, Scottish Aviation and Hawker Siddeley.

By the mid-1980s this company had been transformed into a plc, and the UK government had divested its shares. In this decade British Aerospace acquired Royal Ordnance and Heckler & Koch defence companies as well as car manufacturer the Rover Group. After further acquisitions and diversification (including Hutchinson Telecom, operators of the Orange mobile phone brand) the company began divesting its non-defence interests in the 1990s selling off the Rover Group, its corporate jets business and reducing its shareholding in Hutchinson Telecom. In 1999 the company merged with Marconi Electronic Systems creating BAE Systems. Marconi itself had a long and distinguished history in telecommunications and defence. This was the result of a period of consolidation throughout the industry and left BAE as one of the strongest vertically integrated defence contractors in the world. The company previously also had an interest in passenger aircraft via its stake in Airbus, with two wing production facilities in the UK, however, BAE's 20% stake in Airbus was sold in 2006. In 2007 the company had revenues of over £15 billion, and pre-tax profits of over £1.4 billion.

BAE Systems (BA, BA.L, LON:BA) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: Sell 1,493 at 427.70p Days Range: 423.80 - 430.30p
Day's Volume: 2,584,370 52wk Range: 376.00 - 468.00p
Last Close: 425.10p Market Capitalisation:* £ 13.51 bn
Open: 425.10p VWAP: 427.90p
ISIN: GB0002634946 Shares in Issue: 3.16 bn
Sector:  Aerospace and Defence    Listed in:  UK 100UK 350

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News - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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News - Friday, February 21, 2014

The FTSE 100 had a difficult trading day on Thursday, thanks to poor performances in the mining sector. The UK’s leading index tracked gains seen in the U.S., but progress was held back by the announcement of falling factory activity in China, and BAE Systems forecasting lower earnings this year.

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell1493427.70p1029147782624269Automated Trade15:18:44 - 24/07
Unknown6427.80p1029147782624235Automated Trade15:18:36 - 24/07
Unknown2029427.80p1029147782624230Automated Trade15:18:36 - 24/07
Unknown2029427.80p1029147782624226Automated Trade15:18:36 - 24/07
Buy310427.90p1029147782624145Automated Trade15:18:21 - 24/07
Unknown101427.90p1029147782624025Automated Trade15:17:45 - 24/07
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
23 Jul 2014 (Wed) 423.80 428.10 422.00 425.10 4,816,497
22 Jul 2014 (Tue) 420.00 425.10 419.10 423.70 5,079,917
21 Jul 2014 (Mon) 418.70 427.30 417.20 420.00 5,064,722
18 Jul 2014 (Fri) 418.20 418.50 413.90 417.20 6,025,583
17 Jul 2014 (Thu) 421.40 422.30 417.00 418.50 6,264,556
16 Jul 2014 (Wed) 418.50 422.40 416.00 422.30 5,257,671
15 Jul 2014 (Tue) 416.70 418.70 415.00 416.40 5,379,623
14 Jul 2014 (Mon) 417.50 419.90 416.48 418.00 4,608,831
11 Jul 2014 (Fri) 418.80 420.72 415.20 417.40 10,786,450
10 Jul 2014 (Thu) 416.10 420.30 413.90 419.10 9,066,579
9 Jul 2014 (Wed) 419.30 420.00 410.00 416.60 7,599,882
8 Jul 2014 (Tue) 427.20 428.40 418.90 420.00 6,385,461
7 Jul 2014 (Mon) 430.50 431.30 425.60 426.40 4,023,805
4 Jul 2014 (Fri) 426.80 430.80 426.00 429.40 2,907,086
3 Jul 2014 (Thu) 423.80 429.30 423.60 427.70 6,330,460
2 Jul 2014 (Wed) 432.80 434.36 424.30 424.70 6,185,337
1 Jul 2014 (Tue) 432.80 433.30 429.40 432.50 4,440,393
30 Jun 2014 (Mon) 431.80 437.10 429.80 432.90 12,063,813
27 Jun 2014 (Fri) 426.40 432.50 425.00 431.60 5,282,996
26 Jun 2014 (Thu) 425.00 425.80 421.70 425.00 3,776,107
25 Jun 2014 (Wed) 424.00 426.50 420.34 422.90 5,691,742
24 Jun 2014 (Tue) 425.10 427.20 421.70 425.80 4,918,704

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