Guide to Spread Betting on Balfour Beatty Shares with Live BBY Prices, Charts, Analysis and Broker Recommendations
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Balfour Beatty Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Balfour Beatty?

At the moment, you can spread bet commission free on Balfour Beatty by opening an account with a number of firms:

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Balfour Beatty Broker Ratings

A look at the latest Balfour Beatty broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
15-Mar-16Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis25729012.80%
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis261.129011.10%
26-Aug-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets26030015.40%
14-Aug-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyLiberum260.432022.90%
11-Aug-15Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis Securities Ltd246.929017.50%
14-May-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets240.7200-16.90%
30-Mar-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyLiberum239.828518.80%
26-Mar-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets245.3200-18.50%
25-Mar-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets245.3200-18.50%
24-Mar-15Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis Securities Ltd2282300.90%
16-Mar-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyJefferies233.127015.80%
27-Feb-15Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis Securities Ltd248.6230-7.50%
24-Feb-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldCanaccord Genuity Corp244.8185-24.40%
11-Feb-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyLiberum229.928524.00%
23-Jan-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformJefferies222.1115-48.20%
05-Dec-14Brokers Tips - HoldHoldInvestec189.8185-2.50%
01-Dec-14Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets192.42004.00%
26-Nov-14Brokers Tips - BuyBuyLiberum183.725036.10%
22-Oct-14Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralHSBC165.718511.60%
15-Oct-14Brokers Tips - HoldHoldJefferies169.6164-3.30%
01-Oct-14Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJPMorgan190.32005.10%
30-Sep-14Brokers Tips - BuyBuyDeutsche Bank187.524329.60%
29-Sep-14Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets180.422022.00%
11-Sep-14Brokers Tips - BuyBuyLiberum230.628021.40%
04-Sep-14Brokers Tips - SellSellWesthouse Securities243.1183-24.70%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

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Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Balfour Beatty?

The following CFD chart provides you with a handy view of the Balfour Beatty market.

The above Plus 500 chart normally tracks the Balfour Beatty futures price.

If you want to review spread trading charts and the current prices for Balfour Beatty, you will need to apply for a spread trading account.

A spreads account will also let you have access to the short term daily markets. Note that all accounts are subject to credit, status and suitability checks.

Should your application be approved then, after logging on, you will be able to see the live trading charts/prices. Usually, these are provided for free. Having said that, you could get the odd email and/or sales call from your company.

Of course, if you want to trade then, before starting, be aware that CFD trading and spread betting do involve a high level of risk to your funds and it's possible to lose more than your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced Balfour Beatty charts.

Balfour Beatty Analysis & News

Date Trading Update
03-Oct-17 [11:49am]

Balfour Beatty Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The stock is higher than the 20 DMA of 263.6p and higher than the 50 DMA of 265.0p.
  • Current Price(i): 265.9p
  • Closing Price: 267.6p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.15%
  • Falling Share Price 5 Day Change: Down -0.59%

Long-Term BBY.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 299.3p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 252.5p
  • EPS(i): £0.03
  • PE Ratio(i): 79.25
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.135m / 1.597m
  • Market Cap(i): £1,834m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 690m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live BBY.L Share Price & Charts and About Balfour Beatty for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
09-Jul-15 [11:51am] Balfour Beatty Hurt by More Profit Warnings

Update by IG Index

Readers please note:

About Balfour Beatty

Advanced Charting Packages for Balfour Beatty

Despite the fact that charts tend to differ from provider to provider, in order to assist you with your trading, most charts usually have handy features such as:
  • A large range of time periods, for example, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day etc.
  • A variety of chart types, for example, candle charts and OHLC charts
  • Drawing features and options, for example, trendlines, Fibonacci time zones, arcs and fans

Charts from InterTrader also come with more advanced aspects, including:
  • Back Testing and Custom Indicators
  • Popular chart overlays, for example, Bollinger Bands, Moving Averages, Envelopes etc.
  • Secondary technical charts, for example, Momentum Percentage, Williams %R, % Price Oscillator etc.
  • Automatic alerts for when a market reaches a pre-determined price

Sample trading chart

Balfour Beatty Trading Guide - Example Chart

The financial spread betting brokers in the following list give their users access to real-time trading prices/charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on Balfour Beatty for Free?

Trading always involves an element of risk. Nevertheless, if you want to try an entirely free Demo Account, where you can try financial spread betting, then please see below for further details.

Furthermore, don't forget that financial spread betting in the UK is currently exempt from stamp duty, income tax and capital gains tax*.

If you're interested in a free online spread trading platform then keep in mind that investors can spread bet on Balfour Beatty with zero commissions and no brokers' fees via:

Free Demo Account

If you want a free Practice Account / Demo Account which lets users try out spread betting, and markets such as EUR/GBP, the FTSE 100, crude oil and Balfour Beatty, then take a look at: The above companies offer a risk free Demo Account that allows users to apply a range of trading orders, try out strategies and look at charts, such as candlestick and bar charts.

How to Spread Bet on Balfour Beatty

How to Spread Bet on Balfour Beatty?

If you are going to invest in firms such as Balfour Beatty then one possibility could be spread betting on the Balfour Beatty share price.

Looking at a financial spread betting website like Capitalspreads, we can see they are pricing the Balfour Beatty Rolling Daily market at 317.0p - 318.0p. As a result, you can spread bet on the Balfour Beatty shares:

  Balfour Beatty Spread Betting Example Increasing higher than 318.0p, or
  Balfour Beatty Trading Example Decreasing lower than 317.0p

When spread trading on UK shares you trade in x per penny. So, if you chose to have a stake of 2 per penny and the Balfour Beatty share price changes by 28p then that would change your profits (or losses) by 56. 2 per penny x 28p = 56.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a Rolling Daily Market and so it does not have a closing date. As a result, if your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it will roll over to the next trading day.

If you do roll over a trade and you are spread betting that the market will:

  Balfour Beatty Trading Example Go higher - then you would normally pay a small financing fee, or
  Balfour Beatty Trading Example Go lower - then you'll normally receive a small credit to your account

You can learn more about Rolling Daily Markets in our article Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

Balfour Beatty Rolling Daily - Equities Trading Example

So, if we take the above spread of 317.0p - 318.0p and assume:
  • You have done your research, and
  • Your analysis leads you to feel the Balfour Beatty share price looks like it will go higher than 318.0p
Then you could decide to buy at 318.0p and invest 10 per penny.

With such a bet you make a profit of 10 for every penny that the Balfour Beatty shares increase and go above 318.0p. On the other hand, it also means you will lose 10 for every penny that the Balfour Beatty market falls below 318.0p.

Thinking of this in a slightly different way, if you were to buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are found by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that price difference by your stake.

Therefore, if after a few sessions the share price started to increase then you might think about closing your position and therefore lock in your profits. Taking this a step further, if the market did go up then the spread, determined by the spread betting firm, could change to 330.7p - 331.7p. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at 330.7p. Therefore, with the same 10 stake:

Profit = (Closing Level - Opening Level) x stake
Profit = (330.7p - 318.0p) x 10 per penny stake
Profit = 12.7p x 10 per penny stake
Profit = 127.00 profit

Trading equities, by spread betting or otherwise, is not easy. In the above example, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, the share price can also decrease.

If the Balfour Beatty stock had started to fall then you might choose to close your spread bet in order to restrict your losses.

So if the market dropped to 306.9p - 307.9p then this means you would settle your trade by selling at 306.9p. Accordingly, your loss would be:

Loss = (Closing Level - Opening Level) x stake
Loss = (306.9p - 318.0p) x 10 per penny stake
Loss = -11.1p x 10 per penny stake
Loss = -111.00 loss

Note: Balfour Beatty Rolling Daily market taken as of 31-Oct-12.

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'Balfour Beatty Spread Betting' edited by DB, updated 03-Oct-17

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