BAE Systems plc (BA) Insider Charles Woodburn Acquires 32 Shares

BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) insider Charles Woodburn purchased 32 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 465 ($6.08) per share, for a total transaction of £148.80 ($194.43).

Charles Woodburn also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, April 15th, Charles Woodburn bought 30 shares of BAE Systems stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 506 ($6.61) per share, for a total transaction of £151.80 ($198.35).
  • On Thursday, March 14th, Charles Woodburn bought 32 shares of BAE Systems stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 469 ($6.13) per share, for a total transaction of £150.08 ($196.11).

BA stock opened at GBX 465.02 ($6.08) on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 76.88, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.81. BAE Systems plc has a 52-week low of GBX 441.50 ($5.77) and a 52-week high of GBX 680.20 ($8.89). The stock has a market cap of $14.89 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.90.



The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 18th will be issued a dividend of GBX 13.20 ($0.17) per share. This represents a yield of 2.62%. This is a boost from BAE Systems’s previous dividend of $9.00. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 18th. BAE Systems’s dividend payout ratio is 0.83%.

BA has been the topic of several analyst reports. Societe Generale lowered their target price on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 620 ($8.10) to GBX 585 ($7.64) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their target price on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 545 ($7.12) to GBX 530 ($6.93) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 635 ($8.30) to GBX 600 ($7.84) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. DZ Bank downgraded shares of BAE Systems to a “buy” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 560 ($7.32) to GBX 550 ($7.19) in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Monday, March 4th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 608.58 ($7.95).

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BAE Systems Company Profile

BAE Systems plc operates as a defense, aerospace, and security company worldwide. Its Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems and electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, and hybrid electric drive systems.

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