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Will I ever see my two quid and out BT Group target?

Just under a week ago I wrote about how boring BT Group (BT.A) shares are. However, whilst I was right to buy a bunch of the shares a couple of years ago, when the share price has moved very close to my two quid share price target I have failed to book my profit and run. But what has gone, has gone and what am I going to do with the shares that today are down about 5% to just shy of 168p?

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Thoughts on the recent announcements from Carnival plc and BT Group

Tom was absolutely correct in yesterday’s Bearcast to observe that the news late Wednesday/early Thursday that Carnival plc (CCL) “has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 102,139,621 shares of common stock of the Company at a public offering price of $9.95 per share”, was not the greatest. Somehow the shares are still up in July…but we will not mention the year-to-date or last three-year performance.

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Busy Thursday – BT Group, Johnson Matthey and Auto Trader

I think it was the Welsh poet George Herbert who once wrote “Thursday comes and the week’s gone”. Perhaps he should have looked at the stock market a bit more, because Thursday is always the busiest day of the week for anyone interested in corporate updates. Three pieces of news flow that particularly interested me today…

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BT Finds a New Bed-Mate for Sport and the Future Rings Brighter

Hello Share Marchers. Though it seemed likely it would rise, the share price of BT Group (BT.A) continues to underwhelm. You would think all those home worker signing up to its powerful broadband would send its income soaring. But latest number shows underlying revenue of £20.8 billion. That sounds a lot but it was 2% down, though underlying EBITDA inched up by 2% to £7.6 billion.

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If you do see BT Group’s share price above two quid…you still know what to do

Back in February I concluded about Hargreaves Lansdown (HL.) that it was an “absolutely fine company to use if you are an investor, but in my opinion you do not need to buy its shares…carry on avoiding…”. The share back then was about 1100p and today it is below 850p, i.e. levels last seen back in 2013. Spot the rationale for this with revenue falling in an investment market that is unsurprisingly more and more competitive. I will have another look after its full year results in early August, but would still avoid the shares at least until then. Meanwhile, how am I feeling about BT Group (BT.A) shares after the publishing of its full year numbers earlier today?…

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The latest excitements at BT Group

Whilst we wait for the Bank of England to (sensibly) raise interest rates for the second time since December, the global corporate results season aggressively continues. Whilst I will ignore the volatility in the Meta (aka Facebook) share price dump overnight as I have never invested in the stock, one I do know about is BT Group (BT.A) whose share price is down over 3% today to under a 190p price as I write. So how do I feel about this stock?

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Today obviously is not ‘Cyber Monday’! Still...interesting potential BT news

Consistent with my musings yesterday, life in the markets remains excitable although at least today we are seeing an increase after those big losses on Friday. All good fun which any experienced investor has seen much more than once before. Nevertheless I do find it interesting that Friday was the fourth largest volatility index increase since 1990. No doubt a few of you remember all of the excitements back in February 2007, February 2018 and January last year, even before we mention July 1990 and November 1991. Stuff happens…especially on a day such as ‘Black Friday’. Live with it if you are an investor. So what about ‘Cyber Monday’ then?

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BT Profits Down a Bit but a Better Future Rings Loud and Clear

Hello, Share Finders. As expected by some city analysts, including my humble self, BT Group (BT.A) is forging ahead. It’s half year report this week shows the company is modernising fast while at the same time slashing costs.

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Nice to see BT shares back above 150p...and more to come

Back in June I observed that BT Group (BT.A) might have been floated in the 1980s but if you have been holding shares since then it has not exactly been a fantastic run. The company is having to change along with the world of telecommunications and I hold some shares because – in my opinion – the CEO Philip Jansen may have a good idea or two. The trouble is evolving a business can take time and cost a lot of money.

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Hope to Make Money on the Takeover Craze? Take a Gander at these Possibles

Hello, Share Chasers. There may be glittering prizes around for some folks holding some shares. I refer to the craze among foreign private equity outfits for eyeing up British companies, some of which are household names. A reasonable stratagem then is to buy shares in likely targets. But what are the best bets?

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BT's Share Price Is Still Ringing Too Low for a Company that's Dealing with its Burdens

Hello, Share Bashers. I can’t see how BT Group (BT.A) manages to lose share value. If you examine the fundamentals now, well, they’re not very exciting. But look at the rosy future the telecommunications giant faces. And the p/e is only 11.

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A day late I talk about shares in hero Headlam, workable Sage Group and shocking BT Group

By my reckoning the last Thursday of July is the busiest for global stock market obsessives like me…hence why it has taken me until first thing Friday to write about some larger cap UK market highlights from the day before. First up is ‘Europe’s leading distributor of floorcoverings’, Headlam (HEAD).

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Busy 1st July re. GlaxoSmithKline, BT Group and Headlam

Entering a new month, a new quarter and a new half-year is always a busy moment. However rather than rambling on about whether the markets can push on further from the gains of the first six months of 2021, let’s look at a few stocks that have said something interesting this morning. After all it patently is an active and not a passive stock market out there.

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Good Signals for BT as the Share Price Keeps on Ringing

Hello, Share Bunnies. Shall we have another look at BT Group (BT.A), which I reviewed fairly recently? The shares have been on an upward slope for some months now but I still think the improved share price has further to go.

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We are back living in the 1980s say RICS statistics and possibly hope BT shareholders!

I believe it was the song ‘Hunter and the Hunted’ from the wonderfully named group Simple Minds which contains the lyrics ‘how do I feel living in the eighties’. I am sure Jim Kerr and the rest of the group had an even better time than me, but on many levels it was a brilliant decade. That it not to say though that stock markets were not sometimes a bit volatile…but such is life. And as discussed before, if you want to make progress as an investor during the overall 2020s, then do not expect the 2010s to be a great guide. Anyhow I thought about the 1980s for a couple of specific reasons today.

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Could BT Shares Ring the Bell? Well, I'm Getting a Decent Signal that Might Be the Case

Hello, Share Walkers. It’s been a while since I last commended BT Group (BT.A) for another look. I believe I last suggested the share at about 135p. The price moves slowly, but the direction has been right. As I write, BT is about 180p a pop. Is it time to take profits, then?

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Catching up with BT, 3i and Hargreaves Lansdown

It has been a busy last week for markets and UK listed reported names.  Next week – certainly on the latter component is not going to be any different, so time to play a bit of catch up.  

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BT or Not BT? Here's a Positive Answer from Top Bankers

Hello, Share Twiddlers. Slowly but surely BT Group (BT.A) has been rising in share price. Not that long ago, it was teetering around £1. Now it’s 150p-ish. I expect it to rise further this week. The fact is that a super fast internet service is in more demand these days with all the folks working from home. And BT is probably perceived by many as having one of the fastest, most far-reaching, around-the-house system in the country.

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Why is the BT Chairman going?

I was expecting to write about Aggreko (AGK) today but its first comment in its full year results questions was that it was going to say nothing – this side of the fifth of March limit – about an approach for the company. As I noted here in early February, either the bid comes through and I take an alright profit, or it does not and I double up. More in a few days I guess. So onto something different…and it has to be BT Group (BT.A) which I also wrote up in February here

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Italian Deal Shows Just How Big BT Really Is. And How It's Well Placed to Cash in on the Pandemic's Communications Legacy

Hello, Share Clangers. It’s been a few weeks since I last commended BT Group (BT.A) to your further scrutiny. Since then, the shares have risen by a third. But I don’t think the upward action is over yet. Latest news reminds us that BT, whose presence dominates Blighty’s busy phone world, is also a big global player.

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When Will BT Shares Ever Get Going? Perhaps that Time Has Finally Come

Hello, Share Thrashers. BT Group (BT.A) is one of those companies with a disappointing history of increasing its share value. So far. Because, in my humble opinion, the promise is still there, I initially made a lot of theoretical money out of this iconic company. But it started to fail as a decent investment long before the virus struck. My big paper profit turned into a big paper loss two or three years ago, but the share has started to pick up recently…

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Helping you interpret the results ramble from Royal Dutch Shell, BT & Lloyds Bank...

By my reckoning, today is the biggest day of the global quarterly corporate earnings results season. Even before we get to a bunch of Silicon Valley’s finest this evening, global investors will already have waded through a bunch of Eastern Time American reporting names, far too many eurozone corporate names and apparently – so I heard this morning – up to 1,000 Chinese companies also putting up their numbers for review. What fun! Naturally, the UK market feels obligated to join in…so forgive me for folding three big FTSE-100 entities in…

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It's Not really a Hard Call to Make that BT could Soon Ring Up a Rising Share Price

Hello, Share Swingers. I tend to regard BT Group (BT.A) as one of my biggest ever losers. But it’s a misconception, as, at the beginning of this century, I made a lot of money buying and selling the shares. Things started to go wrong when BT’s big plans to invest in televising football probably turned out to be not such a good idea after all. Everyone who tries to make money out of online subscribers knows it’s a hard battle as, for some strange reason, most people expect internet services, however useful, to be free. I still hold a bucketful of BT shares and I expect better things of them now. Why?…

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BT Group: lightning rarely strikes (but that does not stop the Sunday press)

I see my article on BT Group (BT) was the ‘most read non-Tom article this week’. What an honour! Well I know that lightning rarely strikes once, let alone twice in the same place, so as you all seem to like BT Group takeover articles, let’s copy the Sunday press and do it all again.  
 
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Another Thursday another reality pill, this time for BT Group...

I am sure if you are a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) shareholder you remember last Thursday. That - of course - was when the oil behemoth cuts its dividend for the first time this side of World War Two, as I recounted here. I talked about this as 'good news' from the perspective of its longer-term corporate health and need to initiate a refocus, but then I am neither a shareholder nor a dividend muncher. Anyhow, another Thursday…and another high profile dividend put to the sword: step forward BT Group (BT.A)...

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A High Dividend and Low Share Price Giant that Could Prosper in the Lockdown

Hello Share Takers. Though it seems tasteless to mention it, you know there are some companies that should do well out of the virus crisis. And telecoms giant BT Group (BT.A) could be one of them...

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The Virus Shouldn't Harm BT's Share Price, Perhaps It's Even the Reverse

Hello, Share Worriers. As buying shares isn’t currently an option for most of us, I continue my series of companies that should not be harmed by the present crisis. Some might even benefit from the restrictions we are now under. For example, I’ve heard Netflix is attracting many more accounts from people who need something extra to watch at home. But today’s highlighted share is BT Group (BT.A)...

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I do stocks speed dating #1

Too much to write about and too little time at the moment – it is always this way during the peak weeks of the global corporate earnings season. So time for some stocks speed dating…

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The road has been very rocky for BT Group but I can see potential both in the shorter and long term

BT Group (BT.A) has seen its share price drop quickly over the past few months, and following the publication of its quarterly results yesterday and news on Huawei it is trading at close to its lowest share price in recent years.

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Raising a different sort of red flag at BT Group

A couple of weeks ago I noted on BT Group (BT.A) that I thought fairer value was lurking in the upper half of the 200-300p share price level. Anyhow, a big new potential buyer of some of the company's assets has come into town over the last 24 hours...although I am not convinced that Jezza and his merry band of magic money tree followers are promoting re-nationalisation of part of the company's assets because they think it is cheap…

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Large-cap earnings frenzy – Shell, Lloyds, BT, Crest Nicholson & DS Smith

If you are a global larger cap investor like me, this time of year is a bit of a gird your loins moment with too many different companies reporting results at the same time. A busy but exciting time...so let us dive straight in and look at some UK-listed names worthy of observation this morning. First up is the oil behemoth Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB)

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Dividends, BT Group, RBS and me

When did Friday's get so busy in the regulatory news statements world? Hello the global corporate quarterly earnings season I guess...by my reckoning my ninety-second. Roll on the nice neat century in a couple of years time or so. Akin to being the complete investment sad-o that regular readers know that I am, I did a search on today's first quarter numbers from BT Group (BT.A)

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BT Group's full year numbers surprisingly...boring

If I was a CEO putting together my first presentation document outlining how I wanted to get an underperforming supertanker of a company back into shape, I think I would start with a line something akin to 'Initial impressions positive but we need to build a better (company) for the future'. So no surprises from new BT Group (BT.A) CEO Philip Jansen in his first quarterly statement fully in day-to-day charge of the UK's best known telecoms company. However what I would then expect - silent assassin style - would be slash n corporate burn after a 'nice' start. Well blow me down...it did not happen…

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BT Group: this week is about so much more than just results

I talked positively about BT Group (BT.A) being a 'tortoise not a hare' a few weeks ago  observing that the real excitement about the big telecoms group for 2019 and 2020 was rooted in internal change and not (as was mooted a few weeks ago) a dramatic takeover by a name like Deutsche Bank.  

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BT Group - a tortoise not a hare in 2019

I feel a bit grubby talking about it, but I see the excitement levels may be rising amongst some long-suffering BT Group (BT.A) shareholders today following weekend headlines which included the part jingoistic (and part comic) 'Are the Germans coming for BT? FTSE giant rings in top takeover advisers to help fend off bid as key date looms for telecoms rival'…

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BT should think about sacking its CEO more often...

It is amazing what a 2% rise in revenues and some mumbling about a top end of range ebitda performance can do but - as I write - almost perma-dog BT Group (BT.A) shares are up over 6%. I should not be so cynical as I have liked the shares for a while as last expressed at length HERE. Today's update though feels like a corner has been turned. I say this for two reasons...

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Don't panic about the FTSE 100 being at a five-month low (part two)

In part one yesterday, I talked about some of the complexities around the FTSE 100 today...but finished the piece by promising some stock picks. Before I get into these I have to highlight Nigel's piece yesterday, which absolutely nails the opportunities around names such as BT Group (BT.A), Centrica (CNA) and ITV (ITV).

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Friday I'm in love (with a higher BT Group share price)

It has been a busy, busy week and sad sacks like me are going to be bent over a hot laptop during the weekend catching up with the multitude of earnings numbers published by corporate names around the world this week. Turning to London-based results specifically, some good news within the UK market today for the old stalwart BT Group (BT.A).

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What Hammerson, BT Group and GlaxoSmithKline are really trying to say...

I know the summer heat is starting to get to everyone but today's regulatory and brokerage output is a little...coy on a few names I have written about in the past few months. So in the spirit of helping market transparency...here is what three large corporate names are trying to say...

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Vodafone - time for me to join the dividend munchers?

Not too much in today's larger cap corporate earnings to get excited about. Suffice to say comments from the housebuilder Berkeley Group (BKG) were suitably patchy, with chat from the company that profits would be down a third next year. I stick with my recent cautious views towards the sector. My thoughts therefore turn towards other areas of the market.

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Battered BT Still Rings Up Big Yield as the Share Price Slowly Recovers

Hello, Share Pingers. One of my most interesting shares at the moment is BT Group (BT.A). Like my learned colleague Nigel Somerville, I am stuck with a lot of its shares - which have done badly of late. The double whammy for me though is that they are now less than 210p, a few years ago I was gloating over a price of 500p. Which was nearly my original stake. And now I am out of profit.

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BT Group - the good, the less good and the fretful

I concluded my last update on telecoms giant BT Group (BT.A) with the observation that:

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BT Group - what price no growth, a 6% dividend and unchanged forecasts?

I had a bit of a rant yesterday about three FTSE-100 behemoths that were dividend-heavy but consensus buys and not offering - in my opinion - value. I don't think BT Group (BT.A) is in this grouping however despite being dividend-heavy and suffering a falling share price today because basically it is very out-of-favour.

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BT Group could still prove to be a great recovery play

Even large, FTSE-100 shares can go through periods where seemingly every piece of news brings about a decline in the share price, and the company seems to be hit by one negative revelation after another. But as long as there isn’t anything wrong with the underlying business, then often these are just temporary blips and can offer the sort of recovery opportunities, and potential returns, that you don’t see often with outfits of this size.

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Notes from Underground: Help stamp out disco in our lifetime

The first non-Tom article is #1, The explicit signs that a stockmarket crash is on its way... soon, by David Scott. This bodes well - the snakes and frigana may actually be drawing Tom's attention away from the market and back to his sabbatical.TW note you missed out this article which was actually the most read, modesty prevents me from saying who penned it. More Labour vote rigging!

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BT Group - WIFI debacles, scandals and u-turns: got to be time to buy!

As the part of rural Wales I was staying in during a good chunk of the Bank Holiday weekend apparently is intermittently covered by the leading mobile network recently purchased by BT Group (BT.A), I had to return to England to surprisingly wax lyrical about the telecoms giant, as the dearth of WIFI forced me to buy an antiquated media device called a newspaper. Within its grubby pages I read that shock-style headline that 'BT threatens fatal blow to final salary pensions'.

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Unless you are an unbending yield muncher… sell Vodafone here

Near the top of the FTSE-100 leaderboard today is the telecoms behemoth Vodafone (VOD), which proudly said earlier today that it had enjoyed a ‘good year, gaining share’. Of course the headline profit numbers were full of the negative impact of a non-cash impairment of €5 billion relating to its Indian business. But don’t worry about this! ‘Organic adjusted EBITDA growth of 4%-8%’ is expected and, with €5 billion of free cash flow and a 2% hike in the dividend, the yield munchers will be bought off. Right here, right now though, I would sell Vodafone shares.

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BT accounting problems present a buying opportunity

Whenever you get a big drop in the share price of FTSE350 companies it can represent a buying opportunity, depending of course on what caused the drop in the first place.

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