|Bid||192.62 x 0|
|Ask||192.60 x 0|
|Day's range||185.26 - 192.98|
|52-week range||157.67 - 268.00|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.63|
|PE ratio (TTM)||8.01|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.15 (8.23%)|
|1y target est||284.59|
Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) cash returns are lower than some index peers, but chasing higher payouts can be risky. Here's my take on three high-yielders.
2019 has been a bad year for the BT share price, but risk-tolerant investors might be able to snap up a bargain after these declines.
Virgin's defection to Vodafone stung the BT share price, but I say it's an overreaction given the value BT is offering. Watch closely.
Britain's Virgin Media is ditching BT's mobile network for rival Vodafone from late 2021 in a five-year deal that will allow it to launch new services such as 5G to its more than 3 million customers. Virgin Media, which offers cable TV and broadband services, pioneered the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model, whereby a company offers own-branded mobile on an established partner's network. It has used BT's EE network for nearly 20 years, including before BT owned it, but its customers will be switched onto Vodafone's network in 2021 after the company won the new contract.
BT urged on Thursday whichever party wins Britain's election to prioritize broadband to give the company certainty to invest billions of pounds in an ambitious plan to roll out fibre connections to every home and business. Chief Exeuctive Philip Jansen is recasting BT, the country's biggest broadband and mobile phone provider, as the national champion the United Kingdom needs to upgrade communications for consumers and businesses. BT is ready to accelerate a fibre broadband roll out that is already passing a home or business every 26 seconds, but needs the government and the regulator to create conditions that allow it to make a fair return, he said.
Britain is planning to release more mobile airwaves through an auction in spring 2020, aiming to improve mobile services and enable more people and businesses to access next generation 5G networks, regulator Ofcom said on Monday. Ofcom manages Britain's airwaves, or spectrum, a finite resource that is essential for wireless services including mobile phones. The regulator said the auction would involve companies bidding for spectrum in two different frequency bands - 80 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band and 120 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.
The four main operators have pledged to invest in a shared network of phone masts in order to dramatically reduce the number of signal black spots by 2025.
Britain's four mobile network operators have agreed to build a shared rural network, backed by government funds, banishing countryside "not-spots" where consumers are unable to get an adequate signal. EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three will collectively spend 532 million pounds ($684 million) over 20 years, according to the plan published on Friday, potentially supported by a 500 million pound investment from the government.
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Britain's BT will launch 5G services in more than 20 towns and cities on Friday, offering its consumer and business customers its fastest connections across both fixed line and mobile. BT's mobile brand EE, the market leader, switched on Britain's first commercial 5G services in May. Rival Vodafone followed with its own network in July. BT said business customers and consumers signed up to broadband and mobile package BT Plus would be the first to be offered 5G, which will require a handset from a range including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, OnePlus 7 Pro and Huawei Mate 20.
Rupert Hargreaves explains why he thinks the BT share price could be a buy following the launch of its ambitious turnaround plan this week.
The boss of Britain's biggest telecoms provider BT on Wednesday set out plans to improve the company's relationship with customers with new superfast services, more technical support and a return of its brand to the high street. In one of the first moves since taking over in February, Philip Jansen outlined the group's aims to rebuild BT's reputation after clashes with the regulator, government and customers who complained about poor service. Under the plan, BT will create a team of experts to help customers in the home and small businesses, speed up the return of its customer support teams to the UK and Ireland, and bring BT back to the high street by putting its products and staff into its EE mobile store network.
Vodafone will shut 15% of its 7,700 stores and upgrade some of the remaining outlets as customers buy more online and change their expectations of in-store shopping, chief executive Nick Read said on Tuesday. Around 5,000 of Vodafone's stores are in Europe, with the remainder in markets such as Asia and Africa. Customer service offered by Apple and Amazon had changed expectations, and Vodafone hopes to improve its services faster than former incumbent rivals like BT, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica with targeted and personalised marketing, he said.
Are big dividend yields a good enough reason to buy the BT share price for your ISA today? Royston Wild says "absolutely not"!
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