BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 610.33 ($7.98).

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 530 ($6.93) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 690 ($9.02) to GBX 685 ($8.95) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 12th. Berenberg Bank lifted their price target on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 560 ($7.32) to GBX 655 ($8.56) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.84) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Thursday, June 27th.

BA traded down GBX 3.20 ($0.04) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 571.40 ($7.47). The company had a trading volume of 4,837,895 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,870,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 90.79, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.06. The company has a market capitalization of $18.30 billion and a PE ratio of 13.80. BAE Systems has a twelve month low of GBX 439.40 ($5.74) and a twelve month high of GBX 643.60 ($8.41). The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 545.75 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 497.81.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 9.40 ($0.12) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 17th. BAE Systems’s dividend payout ratio is 0.46%.

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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