Guide to Spread Betting on BT Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live BT-A Charts & Prices
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Where Can I Spread Bet on BT?

At the moment, you can financial spread bet without paying any commissions on BT, plus a range of related financial markets, through providers such as:

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BT Broker Ratings

A look at the latest BT broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale460.6553516.10%
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyBerenberg453.453518.00%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRaymond James459.15423-7.90%
09-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformExane BNP Paribas461.5410-11.20%
26-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets484.9557017.50%
24-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyGrupo Santander45652014.00%
10-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHaitong464.557022.70%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue490.3478-2.50%
02-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHSBC493.558017.50%
01-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Equalwt/AttractiveEqualwt/AttractiveMorgan Stanley497.155010.60%
26-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays45860031.00%
25-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets480.158020.80%
22-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRaymond James480.95423-12.00%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue467.45425-9.10%
08-Dec-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformExane BNP Paribas477.7410-14.20%
07-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays482.960024.20%
01-Dec-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNomura497.55255.50%
09-Nov-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuySociete Generale462.6555018.90%
30-Oct-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets466.958024.20%
28-Oct-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformExane BNP Paribas464.95355-23.60%
16-Oct-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNomura428.5549014.30%
12-Oct-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyBerenberg434.857031.10%
01-Oct-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyGrupo Santander428.252021.40%
30-Sep-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays422.658037.20%
28-Sep-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Mkts420.257035.60%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for BT?

The real-time CFDs chart and prices below will offer you a helpful guide to the BT share price.

The chart above is from Plus 500 and is typically based on the BT futures price.

If you'd like to review live spread trading charts and prices for BT, you generally need a spread trading account.

This would also let you speculate on the shorter-term spot prices. Readers should note that accounts are subject to suitability and status checks.

If your new account is accepted then, once logged on, you will be able to view the real time charts/prices. On most platforms, these are free. The catch? You could receive the odd newsletter and/or sales call from your chosen company.

If you want to trade then, before starting, you should be aware that financial spread betting and contracts for difference carry a significant level of risk and it is possible to incur losses that exceed your initial deposit.

See below for more on advanced BT charts.

BT Analysis & News

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

BT Share Price Update:

Falling Share Price The UK stock is below the 20-day moving average of 283.6p and below the 50-day moving average of 292.4p.
  • Current Price(i): 279.9p
  • Closing Price: 283.2p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 1.31%
  • Falling Share Price 5 Day Change: Down -0.26%

Long-Term BT-A.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 400.7p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 276.6p
  • EPS(i): £0.16
  • PE Ratio(i): 17.43
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 2.955m / 12.536m
  • Market Cap(i): £27,760m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 9,918m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live BT-A.L Share Price & Charts and About BT for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
31-Jan-14 [2:05pm]

Investors Approve of BT Group's Latest Communiqué

BT have reported 3Q EPS up 11% YoY to 6.3p and pre-tax profits up 6% to £617m. EBITDA was flat at £1.5bn on revenues of £4.6bn, up 2%.

The 9-month EPS grew 4% to 18.5p and pre-tax profit was down 7% to £1.6bn.

The telecoms firm statement said "Our direct BT Sport customer base passed 2.5m in the quarter and helped to support 6% revenue growth in our Consumer business. We achieved some particularly strong audience figures in December.

"...Outside the UK, our businesses in the high-growth regions of the world again delivered double-digit revenue growth. The momentum on our cost transformation has enabled us to raise our EBITDA outlook for the year."

EBITDA for the year is now expected to be at the upper end of the £6.0bn-£6.1bn range.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About BT

Advanced Charting Packages for BT Shares

Despite the fact that the specific charting packages normally differ across the various platforms, to help you with your trading analysis, most charts have valuable features and tools, including:
  • A range of time intervals such as 1 minute, 4 hours, 1 month etc.
  • Various chart views such as candlestick charts and line charts
  • Tools for drawing and adding features such as Fibonacci Fans, Arcs and Time Zones

The charts provided by Capital Spreads also come with advanced features like:
  • Back Testing, Custom Indicators and Optimisation functions
  • Numerous chart overlays such as Ichimoku Cloud, EMA, Price Channels etc.
  • A selection of indicators such as Average Directional Index, MACD, Klinger Oscillator etc.
  • Custom alerts when your chosen market hits a certain price

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BT Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following financial spread betting firms give account holders access to real-time trading prices and charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on BT for Free?

Investing in the financial markets involves an element of risk. However, if you want to open a Test Account (free), which lets you try out financial spread betting on an array of markets, please see below.

Also, remember that in the UK, spread betting is currently free of capital gains tax, stamp duty and income tax*.

If you want to try a free spread trading site, you should note that you are able to take a view on BT with no brokers' fees through companies like:

Free Demo Account

Should you want to have a look at a Demo Account / Test Account that allows you to try out financial spread betting, including trading markets like BT, then you can always have a look at: All of the above spread betting firms currently offer a Test Account that lets users try out new strategies, apply an array of orders and review professional charts.

How to Spread Bet on BT

How to Spread Bet on BT?

If you are going to speculate on UK listed companies such as BT then one solution could be spread betting on the BT share price.

Logging into InterTrader, you can see that they are valuing the BT Rolling Daily market at 219.6p - 220.2p. As a result, an investor could spread bet on the BT share price:

  BT Spread Betting Example Increasing higher than 220.2p, or
  BT Trading Example Decreasing lower than 219.6p

When spread trading on UK shares you trade in £x per penny. Therefore, if you choose to have a stake of £2 per penny and the BT share price moves 34p then that would be a difference to your bottom line of £68. £2 per penny x 34p = £68.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

One important thing to note is that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market' and therefore there is no set settlement date for this market. If your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it will just roll over into the next trading session.

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

  BT Trading Example Move up - then you will often be charged a small financing fee, or
  BT Trading Example Move down - then you'll often receive a small payment to your account

To learn more about Rolling Daily Markets please see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

BT Rolling Daily - Shares Trading Example

Now, if you consider the above spread of 219.6p - 220.2p and make the assumptions:
  • You've done your stock market research, and
  • Your research suggests the BT shares are likely to increase and go higher than 220.2p
Then you could decide that you are going to buy a spread bet at 220.2p and risk, for example, £15 per penny.

So, you win £15 for every penny that the BT shares move above 220.2p. However, such a bet also means that you will lose £15 for every penny that the BT market moves below 220.2p.

Looking at this from another angle, if you were to ‘Buy’ a spread bet then your P&L is worked out by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.

As a result, if after a few hours the shares 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 company, might change to 227.9p - 228.5p. In order to close your position you would sell at 227.9p. As a result, with the same £15 stake you would make:

Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your P&L = (227.9p - 220.2p) x £15 per penny stake
Your P&L = 7.7p x £15 per penny stake
Your P&L = £115.50 profit

Speculating on shares, whether by spread betting or otherwise, doesn't always work out as you would have liked. In this example, you had bet that the share price would rise. Nevertheless, the share price can also decrease.

If the BT share price had started to drop then you might decide to settle/close your trade to limit your losses.

So if the market dropped to 211.4p - 212.0p then you would sell back your position at 211.4p. As a result, your loss would be:

Your P&L = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Your P&L = (211.4p - 220.2p) x £15 per penny stake
Your P&L = -8.8p x £15 per penny stake
Your P&L = -£132.00 loss

Note - BT Rolling Daily spread betting price quoted as of 19-Oct-12.

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

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