BG Group

BG.: 1,057.50 0.00 (0.00%)

Delayed:2016-02-18 18:15:00
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BG Group Share Price Information

Name BG Group Epic BG.
Sector Oil & Gas Producers ISIN GB0008762899
Activites BG Group plc is a world leader in natural gas, with a strategy focused on connecting competitively priced resources to specific, high-value markets. Active in more than 20 countries on five continents, BG Group has a broad portfolio of exploration and production, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and transmission and distribution business interests. It combines a deep understanding of gas markets with a proven track record in finding and commercialising reserves. Security Type Equity

Key numbers

Latest Share Price (p) 0.00 Net Gearing (%) 38.07
Market Cap (£m) 36,338.45 Gross Gearing (%) 50.14
Shares in issue (m) 3,422.34 Debt Ratio 44.55
P/E Ratio 15.57 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.80
Divs per share (p) 9.22 Assets / Equity Ratio 2.01
Dividend Yield (%) 0.87 Price to book value 1.22
Dividend Cover 5.85 SROCE (%) 5.54
Earning per share (p) 68.20 EPS Growth (%) 322.88
52-week high / low (p) 1,097.00 / 893.90 DPS Growth (%) -48.75

BG Group Broker Views

Date Broker Rec. Price Old target price New target price Notes
29 Feb Jefferies International Buy 1,057.50 1290.00 1290.00 Reiterates
08 Feb Societe Generale Hold 1,057.50 1070.00 Retains
08 Feb Beaufort Securities Buy 1,057.50 Retains
02 Feb Nomura Buy 1,057.50 1150.00 1150.00 Retains
01 Feb Exane BNP Paribas Neutral 1,057.50 1110.00 1110.00 Reiterates

BG Group Director Deals

BG Group Company News

Director Deals – BG Group PLC (BG.)

Simon Lowth, Financial Director, has transferred in 322,383 shares in the company on the 11th February 2016 at a price of 0.00p. The Director now holds 351,871 shares.

NOTE: Vesting/exercise – net after withholdings.

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Director Deals – BG Group PLC (BG.)

Helge Lund, Executive Director, has transferred in 512,986 shares in the company on the 11th February 2016 at a price of 0.00p. The Director now holds 530,063 shares.

NOTE: Vesting/exercise – net after withholdings.

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BG-Shell deal gets green light from UK authorities

BG Group (BG.) has announced that the High Court of Justice in England and Wales has sanctioned the scheme of arrangement in respect of the recommended cash and share offer made by Royal Dutch Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG.

It is expected that the Effective Date of the Scheme will be Monday 15 February 2016, which is when the Court Order is expected to be delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

Trading in BG Shares on the London Stock Exchange’s main market will be suspended with effect from 6.00 p.m. (UK time) tomorrow, 12 February 2016.

BG’s Chief Executive, Helge Lund said: “I am delighted that the Combination has been sanctioned today. I would like to thank our shareholders and they will continue to benefit from BG’s assets and capabilities as part of the combined business, which I am confident has a strong future. I would also like to thank all of our employees, and contractors, both personally and on behalf of the Board for their service to BG. They should feel proud of what they have achieved with the Company.”

At 12:02pm: (LON:BG.) BG Group PLC share price was -8.25p at 1017.75p

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Broker Forecast – Societe Generale issues a broker note on BG Group PLC

Societe Generale today reaffirms its hold investment rating on BG Group PLC (LON:BG.) and set its price target at 1070p.

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FTSE sours to end lower on house builders, insurers

London shares retreated into negative territory as Wall St opened for the worse following an unexpected widening of the US trade deficit and disappointing non-farm payrolls data. UK house builders, insurers and utilities bore the brunt of the resultant sour sentiment.

FTSE 100 closed down 50.7 points, or 0.86%, to 5848.06. FTSE 250 ended 84.45 lower, or 0.52%, to 16,002.3. At 4.41pm, WTI crude was at USD31.67/bbl and Brent was at USD34.58/bbl. Gold fell to USD1154/oz. Europe was moderately lower, or worse.

Berkeley Group (BKG) led house builders with a fall of 4.96% to 3391p, traced by Persimmon (PSN), off 3.63% to 1965p, and then Taylor Wimpey (TW.), off 3.33% to 182.8p. Insurers were queuing behind Aviva (AV.), down 2.78% to 431.65p, and Prudential (PRU), off 2.73% to 1228p.

US macro-sensitive utilities fell after United Utilities (UU.), down 2.22% to 923p, and then Severn Trent (SVT), off 1.88% to 2140p. Among the roughly 75 blue chips southbound were multiple pharmas, commercial property, airlines, consumer goods and retail outfits. Fifty stocks fell by 1% or more.

A storming turn higher by Anglo American (AAL), up 10.68% to 363.35p, and then Antofagasta (ANTO), rising 3.72% to 446.3p, provided only mild offset to the overall thrust. Supermarkets and oilies rose. Tesco (TSCO) added 2.78% to 174.63p and Shell (RDSA) firmed 0.62% to 1535p.

BG (BG.), up 0.24% to 1060p, saw its FY results hurt by lower commodity prices. Revenue and other operating income fell 16% to USD16.42bn.


One Media (OMIP), down 15.38% to 5.5p, expects to record a fall of about 13% in turnover and 30% in pretax profits for Fy 2015.

Frontier Resources (FRI), up 33.33% to 0.08p, has conditionally issued 4.75bn shares at 0.03p each to raise GBP1.4m. Proceeds will be used to provide working capital and to support the investment in new projects.

Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) jumped 29.09% to 2.13p as welcome new legislation on the islands provide an upgraded and modernised framework for petroleum exploration operations and are set to guide and govern the next phase of safe and responsible hydrocarbon exploration.

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG), up 14.58% to 6.88p, has entered into a conditional agreement with London Oil and Gas for the provision of a secured convertible loan facility for up to GBP10m.


Stateside, the US trade deficit widened to USD43.4bn in December, up USD1.1bn from a revised USD42.2bn in November and versus an expected deficit of USD42.8bn, US Census Bureau and US Bureau of Economic Analysis said. December exports were USD181.5bn. Imports were USD224.9bn.

US non-farm payroll employment rose 151,000 in January, versus an expected 192,000, with gains in several industries led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

The US unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in January, from 5.0% in December, US Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Meantime, US average hourly earnings for all employees on private non-farm payrolls rose 12 cents to USD25.39 in January, the bureau said.

In Europe, German factory orders fell 0.7% in December, much worse than market expectations for a slip of 0.4% and from a 1.5% rise in November. France’s trade balance for December printed at -3.94bn euros, from -4.6bn euros previously and against forecasts for -4.5bn euros.


Wishbone Gold (WSBN) climbed 9.62% to 0.29p as it confirmed the acquisition of Precious Metals International and its subsidiary Black Sand in an all share deal.

Central Rand Gold (CRND) fell 13.16% to 4.13p on raising GBP1.22m at 3.5p each. ImmuPharma (IMM), down 12.07% to 25.5p, has announced a proposed conditional fund raise of not less than GBP7.5m.

Just Eat (JE.) fattened 5.4% to 379.45p after acquiring four takeaway businesses in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico for for 125m euros. It sees the acquisition to be EPS accretive in 2016 and to add GBP5m to 2017 EBITDA, and GBP10m to EBITDA in 2018.

Velocys (VLS), up 6.35% to 39.88p, said ENVIA Energy’s EPC contractor has signed the final major contract for ENVIA’s Oklahoma City GTL plant, which is to be located adjacent to Waste Management’s East Oak landfill site.

Greka Drilling (GDL), down 10.57% to 3.51p, drilled a total of 76,690m in 2015, up 31% on the year. It drilled 62 wells, 53 in China and nine in India, from 45 in 2014.

Premier Farnell (PFL) leaped 7.47% to 106.13p as it secured the USD224.2m sale of US fire safety equipment business Akron Brass.

Faroe Petroleum (FPM), up 5.33% to 56.88p, said total average economic production for 2015 was at the upper end of guidance at about 10,530 boepd, of which about 58% was liquids and 42% gas.

On The Beach (OTB) fell 1.43% to 300.63p despite reporting year-on-year UK revenue growth of 26% in the four months to Jan. 31 January in a period of significant volatility caused by the recent terror attacks.

Pennant Int’l (PEN), up 3.53% to 44p, subsidiary Pennant Training Systems Ltd has been awarded a new landmark contract with one of the world’s leading aerospace and defence contractors.

Other stocks in the news included Booker (BOK), Porta Communications (PTCM), OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), Grainger (GRI), Stride Gaming (STR), Teathers (TEA), Halma (HLMA), Ace Liberty and Stone (ALSP), Shaftesbury (SHB), Genel Energy (GENL), Town Centre Securities (TCSC) and Commercial International Bank (Egypt) (CBKD).

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