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Current Price:  
458.70p
on 31-10-2014 at 17:00:07
Change:   6.70p rise 1.48 %
Buy:   459.50p
Sell:   458.60p
   

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 600,000 at 456.54p Days Range: 454.10 - 459.50p
Day's Volume: 7,384,670 52wk Range: 376.00 - 475.10p
Last Close: 458.70p Market Capitalisation:* £ 14.47 bn
Open: 456.70p VWAP: 457.62p
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
Sell600000456.54p1091021098215696Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:59:23 - 31/10
Sell6034458.63p1091021098215516Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:40:37 - 31/10
Sell2308458.70p1091021098215465Negotiated Trade -Immediate Publication16:40:09 - 31/10
Sell2385821458.70p1091021081531527Uncrossing Trade16:35:15 - 31/10
Sell432456.80p1091021081528770Automated Trade16:29:30 - 31/10
Time period :  to     Frequency :    
Date Open High Low Close Volume
31 Oct 2014 (Fri) 456.70 459.50 454.10 458.70 7,384,670
30 Oct 2014 (Thu) 450.30 452.00 445.40 452.00 8,810,725
29 Oct 2014 (Wed) 444.20 448.00 442.00 446.10 5,283,039
28 Oct 2014 (Tue) 443.70 446.00 441.20 442.60 6,417,717
27 Oct 2014 (Mon) 443.60 448.10 438.90 442.40 4,249,695
24 Oct 2014 (Fri) 442.80 449.90 439.60 441.50 3,865,987
23 Oct 2014 (Thu) 440.40 447.90 436.90 443.70 5,882,371
22 Oct 2014 (Wed) 445.00 449.50 444.50 449.30 6,236,525
17 Oct 2014 (Fri) 438.00 444.30 430.30 443.90 9,423,220
16 Oct 2014 (Thu) 439.40 444.40 429.60 439.90 9,843,885
15 Oct 2014 (Wed) 450.80 451.90 437.00 437.20 8,394,274
14 Oct 2014 (Tue) 441.80 449.40 439.80 448.60 6,013,490
13 Oct 2014 (Mon) 440.60 448.60 440.10 445.10 4,687,114
10 Oct 2014 (Fri) 439.40 447.10 437.70 444.70 6,645,049
9 Oct 2014 (Thu) 456.30 456.80 442.00 442.90 9,245,285
8 Oct 2014 (Wed) 448.70 453.30 446.00 451.80 5,765,694
7 Oct 2014 (Tue) 459.70 459.76 445.00 450.50 11,095,801
6 Oct 2014 (Mon) 458.50 465.90 458.50 461.60 6,585,452
3 Oct 2014 (Fri) 454.70 461.29 453.30 460.20 6,578,201
2 Oct 2014 (Thu) 454.00 460.00 453.00 453.80 9,285,952
1 Oct 2014 (Wed) 470.90 474.80 462.10 463.20 6,807,389

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