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BAE Systems PLC BA. Stock Quote

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  • Last Close 10.15
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Aerospace & Defense
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 1,007.00  –  1,017.50
  • Year Range 702.20  –  1,065.00
  • Market Cap 3.0777 Tril
  • Volume / Avg 374,810.0 /  6.5 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.40
  • Price / Book 2.92
  • Forward Div Yield 2.92%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.03%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis BA.

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BAE Systems: Increasing Fair Value Estimate on Improved Defense Spending Outlook

Loredana Muharremi Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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We are maintaining our wide moat rating and raising our fair value estimate for BAE Systems to GBX 1,170/$59 per share to reflect our outlook for higher defense spending over the medium term, programs moving toward full-rate production, and performance improvements.

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Company Profile BA.

Business Description

BAE Systems is a British global defense, security, and aerospace company and the largest defense contractor in Europe; it is one of six prime contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense. For reporting purposes, the company has five operating segments: electronics systems is the group's U.S.- and U.K.-based electronic warfare systems; the cyber, security, and intelligence segment supplies intelligence and security solutions to the U.S. government; platforms and services manufactures combat vehicles and munitions and performs ship repair services to the U.S. Defense Department; the air segment includes BAE’s share of U.S. and European air programs as well as its businesses in Saudi Arabia and Australia; and the maritime segment comprises U.K. land- and marine-based activities.

6 Carlton Gardens, Stirling Square
London, SW1Y 5AD, GBR
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Employees 90,400

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Market Cap
3.08 Tril118.01 Bil59.57 Bil102.94 Bil
Aerospace & Defense Aerospace & Defense Aerospace & Defense Aerospace & Defense

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FAQs for BAE Systems PLC Stock

Yes. BA. has a forward dividend yield of 2.66%. See BA.’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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BA.’s market cap is 3.08 Tril.
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BA.’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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BA.’s price/sales is 1.40.
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BA.’s price/forward earnings is 16.24.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

BA.’s price/book is 2.92.
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BA.’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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