BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 626.50 ($8.19).

Separately, Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 600 ($7.84) price objective on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Thursday.

Shares of BA opened at GBX 592.60 ($7.74) on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of £18.95 billion and a PE ratio of 10.77. BAE Systems has a 12 month low of GBX 395.90 ($5.17) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,957.50 ($25.57). The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 567.55 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 540.52. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 90.08.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 21st will be given a GBX 9.90 ($0.13) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 21st. BAE Systems’s payout ratio is 43.64%.

BAE Systems Company Profile

BAE Systems plc provides defense, aerospace, and security solutions worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Electronic Systems, Cyber & Intelligence, Platforms & Services (US), Air, and Maritime. The Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems, navigation systems, 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, space electronics, and electric drive propulsion systems.

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