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Current Price:  
462.70p
on 19-12-2014 at 17:00:01
Change:   0.70p rise 0.15 %
Buy:   462.70p
Sell:   462.20p
   

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: Buy 364,352 at 462.95p Days Range: 458.50 - 467.50p
Day's Volume: 9,128,541 52wk Range: 376.00 - 481.70p
Last Close: 462.70p Market Capitalisation:* £ 14.59 bn
Open: 464.40p VWAP: 463.19p
ISIN: GB0002634946 Shares in Issue: 3.15 bn
Sector:  Aerospace and Defence    Listed in:  UK All SharesUK Technology 100UK technology All SharesUK 100UK 350

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News - Friday, February 21, 2014

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Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Buy364352462.95p1121328534936056Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:54:57 - 19/12
Buy21669462.70p1121328534935748Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:36:19 - 19/12
Buy6129462.70p1121328534935671Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:36:11 - 19/12
Buy4146462.70p1121328534935543Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:35:55 - 19/12
Buy12459462.70p1121326370781627PT16:35:12 - 19/12
Buy124463.70p1121326370777372Automated Trade16:29:49 - 19/12
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
19 Dec 2014 (Fri) 464.40 467.50 458.50 462.70 9,128,541
18 Dec 2014 (Thu) 457.00 462.50 453.40 462.00 8,795,755
17 Dec 2014 (Wed) 445.00 451.90 440.30 450.10 6,799,516
16 Dec 2014 (Tue) 435.30 449.80 435.30 449.80 9,775,268
15 Dec 2014 (Mon) 440.40 443.69 434.50 435.00 6,875,867
12 Dec 2014 (Fri) 453.20 453.29 441.40 442.30 6,262,892
11 Dec 2014 (Thu) 461.00 461.40 454.90 454.90 6,209,582
10 Dec 2014 (Wed) 467.90 473.50 461.00 461.00 7,159,258
9 Dec 2014 (Tue) 477.10 479.50 466.80 467.70 9,581,521
8 Dec 2014 (Mon) 481.40 483.80 478.30 479.80 3,668,755
5 Dec 2014 (Fri) 484.50 486.60 481.40 481.70 11,824,296
4 Dec 2014 (Thu) 479.40 484.00 477.30 480.70 7,200,081
3 Dec 2014 (Wed) 478.50 483.40 478.38 478.90 4,498,689
2 Dec 2014 (Tue) 476.80 481.20 476.30 479.40 4,659,603
1 Dec 2014 (Mon) 478.60 482.70 474.80 475.20 7,958,107
28 Nov 2014 (Fri) 478.80 483.20 476.20 481.10 7,700,939
27 Nov 2014 (Thu) 474.70 479.20 473.20 478.60 5,366,231
26 Nov 2014 (Wed) 474.50 475.60 472.00 473.80 5,739,911
25 Nov 2014 (Tue) 466.60 472.50 466.00 472.50 9,305,525
24 Nov 2014 (Mon) 465.70 466.80 463.50 465.20 3,280,855
21 Nov 2014 (Fri) 461.20 466.70 460.90 465.10 8,631,475
20 Nov 2014 (Thu) 462.80 464.70 458.60 460.00 4,647,210

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