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Current Price:  
441.80p
on 21-08-2014 at 16:45:00
Change:   2.50p rise 0.57 %
Buy:   441.90p
Sell:   441.30p
   

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: 30,000 at 441.80p Days Range: 437.59 - 443.60p
Day's Volume: 8,546,603 52wk Range: 376.00 - 468.00p
Last Close: 441.80p Market Capitalisation:* £ 13.95 bn
Open: 439.50p VWAP: 441.28p
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

The FTSE 100 climbed slightly on Tuesday, in spite of continuing fears over the situation in the Ukraine. Investors shook off early fears about the likely content of a speech by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, after the speech turned out to be generally conillatory in tone.

FTSE Struggles Thanks to Weak Miners

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
Unknown30000441.80p1046490877283114Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:39:00 - 21/08
Buy1002441.80p1046465090733636Automated Trade15:14:10 - 21/08
Buy851441.80p1046465090733612Automated Trade15:13:58 - 21/08
Buy131441.80p1046465090733613Automated Trade15:13:58 - 21/08
Unknown749441.70p1046465090733575Automated Trade15:13:48 - 21/08
Sell1417441.60p1046465090733160Automated Trade15:11:43 - 21/08
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
21 Aug 2014 (Thu) 439.50 443.60 437.59 441.80 8,546,603
20 Aug 2014 (Wed) 438.80 439.40 436.70 439.30 5,333,550
19 Aug 2014 (Tue) 439.40 440.50 437.30 439.00 7,239,830
18 Aug 2014 (Mon) 439.00 439.70 437.40 438.80 6,847,476
15 Aug 2014 (Fri) 437.40 440.60 435.80 437.00 6,161,680
14 Aug 2014 (Thu) 434.60 439.30 434.60 437.00 3,911,298
13 Aug 2014 (Wed) 434.20 436.80 430.50 435.70 4,124,450
12 Aug 2014 (Tue) 429.40 434.00 426.70 433.00 6,466,982
11 Aug 2014 (Mon) 424.00 429.80 423.60 428.60 4,433,432
8 Aug 2014 (Fri) 417.50 422.14 414.92 421.40 3,898,590
7 Aug 2014 (Thu) 421.00 423.10 416.40 420.90 4,975,733
6 Aug 2014 (Wed) 425.00 426.60 420.80 422.30 9,709,456
5 Aug 2014 (Tue) 425.90 427.43 421.50 426.60 3,842,245
4 Aug 2014 (Mon) 427.10 429.60 425.00 425.60 4,224,639
1 Aug 2014 (Fri) 426.50 429.30 423.60 426.10 6,081,369
31 Jul 2014 (Thu) 418.10 431.30 418.00 427.80 8,574,790
30 Jul 2014 (Wed) 427.00 430.10 424.20 425.00 6,020,693
29 Jul 2014 (Tue) 427.70 429.50 424.20 425.50 4,044,497
28 Jul 2014 (Mon) 426.90 431.18 424.99 427.10 3,756,538
25 Jul 2014 (Fri) 428.00 429.50 426.10 427.40 3,553,602
24 Jul 2014 (Thu) 425.10 430.30 423.80 429.10 6,185,377
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

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