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Current Price:  
513.50p
on 26-05-2015 at 08:04:33
Change:   2.00p fall 0.39 %
Buy:   514.50p
Sell:   513.50p
   

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 140 at 513.87p Days Range: 512.00 - 516.00p
Day's Volume: 41,753 52wk Range: 415.40 - 547.00p
Last Close: 515.50p Market Capitalisation:* £ 16.25 bn
Open: 515.00p VWAP: 514.29p
ISIN: GB0002634946 Shares in Issue: 3.16 bn
Sector:  Aerospace and Defence    Listed in:  UK All SharesUK Technology 100UK technology All SharesUK 100UK 350

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Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Sell140513.87p1218427008058620Ordinary Trade08:04:30 - 26/05
Buy1300515.08p1218427008057711Ordinary Trade08:00:54 - 26/05
Buy1500515.08p1218427008057702Ordinary Trade08:00:53 - 26/05
Buy1923515.08p1218427008057579Ordinary Trade08:00:31 - 26/05
Unknown32515.00p1219019709350803Automated Trade08:00:30 - 26/05
Sell17901515.00p1219019709349890Uncrossing Trade08:00:01 - 26/05
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
25 May 2015 (Mon) 511.50 517.50 511.50 515.50 7,130,411
22 May 2015 (Fri) 511.50 517.50 511.50 515.50 7,130,411
21 May 2015 (Thu) 509.50 514.50 507.50 513.00 4,851,328
20 May 2015 (Wed) 510.50 511.66 506.00 509.00 4,915,884
19 May 2015 (Tue) 502.50 510.50 501.50 509.00 7,609,710
18 May 2015 (Mon) 502.50 505.50 498.50 502.00 6,259,248
15 May 2015 (Fri) 504.50 508.00 501.18 503.50 4,977,990
14 May 2015 (Thu) 500.50 503.00 499.60 502.00 7,459,434
13 May 2015 (Wed) 499.10 505.50 498.30 500.00 6,409,661
12 May 2015 (Tue) 507.00 507.76 495.30 498.00 10,818,567
11 May 2015 (Mon) 508.00 514.17 507.50 510.00 6,966,515
8 May 2015 (Fri) 519.00 519.00 508.50 509.50 11,274,322
7 May 2015 (Thu) 497.70 501.00 489.40 497.60 7,099,217
6 May 2015 (Wed) 500.50 503.50 498.73 500.50 6,597,360
5 May 2015 (Tue) 508.00 513.16 503.00 503.00 7,266,831
4 May 2015 (Mon) 506.50 510.78 499.11 503.50 4,030,964
1 May 2015 (Fri) 506.50 510.78 499.10 503.50 4,030,964
30 Apr 2015 (Thu) 508.50 513.50 502.50 508.00 8,491,733
29 Apr 2015 (Wed) 505.50 512.18 505.00 507.50 8,687,554
28 Apr 2015 (Tue) 515.00 515.09 504.00 505.50 6,619,579
27 Apr 2015 (Mon) 516.00 527.97 509.83 514.00 6,250,935

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