Guide to Spread Betting on BAE Systems Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live BA Charts & Prices
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BAE Systems Spread Betting

BAE Systems Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on BAE Systems?

Investors are able to spread bet without brokers' fees or commissions on BAE Systems through an account with a number of spread betting companies:

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BAE Systems Broker Ratings

A look at the latest BAE Systems broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
15-Mar-16Brokers Tips - Top PickTop PickRBC Capital Markets492.663027.90%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHaitong499.156012.20%
08-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein496.658317.40%
01-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRaymond James511.5420-17.90%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Top PickTop PickRBC Capital Markets51063023.50%
22-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale510.55609.70%
18-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/In-LineOverwt/In-LineMorgan Stanley50658515.60%
10-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyJefferies476.660025.90%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue48653810.70%
25-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein49359019.70%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyBerenberg494.457015.30%
19-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Top PickTop PickRBC Capital Markets501.563025.60%
12-Jan-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue526.55402.60%
11-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan531.560513.80%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue506.55488.20%
31-Dec-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue501.555410.50%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - AddAddAlphaValue499.255210.60%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets494.357015.30%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRaymond James487.8420-13.90%
14-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets494.157015.40%
10-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformBernstein504.55458.00%
20-Nov-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyInvestec4895308.40%
18-Nov-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHaitong475.956017.70%
10-Nov-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyJefferies436.860037.40%
06-Nov-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets444.854021.40%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for BAE Systems?

The real-time CFD chart and prices below will provide users with a handy overview of the BAE Systems market.

The chart above is from Plus500 and typically uses the BAE Systems futures market.

If you want to analyse live financial spread betting prices and charts for BAE Systems, you generally require a financial spread betting account.

A spreads account also lets you trade on daily contracts. Readers should note that accounts are subject to status, suitability and credit checks.

If your new account is accepted, you can log in and look at the real-time trading prices/charts. Usually, these are free. The catch is that you're likely to receive the odd letter and/or call from your chosen online spread betting provider.

Of course, if you do trade then, before you start, be aware that financial spread betting and CFDs involve a significant level of risk to your capital and can result in losses that are greater than your initial investment.

See below for more on advanced BAE Systems charts.

BAE Systems Analysis & News

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

BAE Systems Share Price Update:

Neutral Share Price The UK shares are currently trading below the 20-day MA of 618.2p and above the 50-day MA of 603.7p.
  • Current Price(i): 613.9p
  • Closing Price: 613.0p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.33%
  • Falling Share Price 5 Day Change: Down -2.93%

Long-Term BA.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 682.5p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 526.9p
  • EPS(i): £0.33
  • PE Ratio(i): 18.48
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 1.727m / 6.265m
  • Market Cap(i): £19,554m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 3,185m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live BA.L Share Price & Charts and About BAE Systems for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About BAE Systems

Advanced Charts for BAE Systems

Although charting software/packages tend to differ from platform to platform, to aid your technical analysis, they often come with valuable tools and features, including:
  • Many different intervals such as 2 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours etc.
  • Different chart types such as candlestick charts and OHLC charts
  • Drawing features and options such as Fibonacci time zones, fans and arcs

The charts provided by Financial Spreads also offer other benefits like:
  • Customisable Indicators, BackTesting and Optimisation functions
  • Important chart overlays such as Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, Parabolic SAR, Envelopes etc.
  • Over 30 indicator charts such as Chaikin Volatility, RSI, % Price Oscillator etc.
  • Customised alerts for when your chosen market reaches a pre-set price

Sample equities trading chart

BAE Systems Trading Guide - Example Chart

The financial spread betting firms listed below let their clients have access to real-time prices/charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on BAE Systems for Free?

By its very nature, speculating always includes a degree of risk, but if you want to open an entirely free Demo Account, that lets you check candlestick charts and try out financial spread betting, then see below.

Also, remember that, in the UK, financial spread betting is currently tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, capital gains tax or income tax.

Assuming you want a free spread trading website, you should keep in mind that you can speculate on BAE Systems without having to pay any brokers' fees or commissions through companies like:

Free Demo Account

If you're looking for a free Practice Account / Demo Account which lets you trial online spread betting, including markets like EUR/USD, the DAX 30 and BAE Systems, then you could always have a look at: Each of the above firms currently offer a Practice Account which investors can use to test new theories, look at charts and practice with orders, like GTC and OCO orders.

How to Spread Bet on BAE Systems

How to Spread Bet on BAE Systems?

If you want to invest in UK listed companies such as BAE Systems then one option could be to spread trade on the BAE Systems share price.

Looking at Selftrade Markets, you can see that they have put the BAE Systems Rolling Daily market at 318.7p - 319.3p. As a result, you could spread bet on the BAE Systems shares:

  BAE Systems Spread Trading Example Moving higher than 319.3p, or
  BAE Systems Spread Betting Example Moving lower than 318.7p

Whilst making a spread bet on FTSE 350 shares you trade in £x per penny. Therefore, if you chose to risk £3 per penny and the BAE Systems share price changes by 36p then that would make a difference to your bottom line of £108. £3 per penny x 36p = £108.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

This is a Rolling Daily Market which means that there is no closing date for this market. You do not have to close your trade, should it still be open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over into the next day.

If your bet is rolled over and you are speculating that the market will:

  BAE Systems Spread Betting Example Go higher - then you'll often be charged a small financing fee, or
  BAE Systems Spread Betting Example Go lower - then you will often receive a small payment to your account

For a more detailed guide to Rolling Daily Markets, including a fully worked example, please read our feature Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

BAE Systems Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Betting Example

Now, if we take the above spread of 318.7p - 319.3p and assume:
  • You've done your analysis of the company, and
  • Your analysis leads you to think that the BAE Systems share price looks like it will push higher than 319.3p
Then you may decide to go long of the market at 319.3p for a stake of, let’s say, £20 per penny.

Therefore, you make a profit of £20 for every penny that the BAE Systems shares move above 319.3p. However, you will make a loss of £20 for every penny that the BAE Systems market decreases below 319.3p.

Put another way, should you ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are worked out by taking the difference between the settlement 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 trading sessions the stock started to move upwards then you could choose to close your trade and therefore guarantee your profits. Therefore, if the market moved up then the spread could change to 326.5p - 327.1p. In order to close your trade you would sell at 326.5p. So, with the same £20 stake you would calculate your profit as:

Profit = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit = (326.5p - 319.3p) x £20 per penny stake
Profit = 7.2p x £20 per penny stake
Profit = £144.00 profit

Speculating on equities, whether by spread betting or not, is not simple. With this example, you had bet that the share price would go up. Of course, the share price can also fall.

If the BAE Systems shares had fallen then you might decide to close/settle your trade in order to restrict your losses.

If the spread fell to 311.3p - 311.9p then this means you would close your trade by selling at 311.3p. As a result, your loss would be:

Loss = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Loss = (311.3p - 319.3p) x £20 per penny stake
Loss = -8.0p x £20 per penny stake
Loss = -£160.00 loss

Note - BAE Systems Rolling Daily equities market correct as of 19-Oct-12.

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'BAE Systems Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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