Like many other companies, BAE Systems also faced big changes with the come of the world pandemic at the beginning of 2020. Just in a month, the share price of the company dropped from 669GBP to 438.9GBP, decreasing by 230.1GBP. The whole year the price did not go above 558.40GBP. Moreover, it hit the lowest price of several years at 397GBP. In 2021, the share price is not dramatically different from 2020. On the 16th of July, the share prices opened at 536.40GBP and closed at 539.80GBP exceeding the previous close by 6.60GBP. The average volume is greater than the total volume by 1,2 million GBP. The EPS is 40.50. Institutional investors hold more than half of the company’s shares, therefore their combined impact onboard choices is likely to be important. We have noticed that hedge funds do not have many shares in BAE Systems. BlackRock, the business’s largest stakeholder, owns 13% of the company. Capital Research and Management Company is the company’s second-largest stakeholder, holding 7.1 percent of the shares, while Veritas Asset Management LLP owns 4.6 percent.
Looking at the shareholder register, we can see that the top 12 shareholders own 51% of the ownership, indicating that no single person has a majority stake in the company. It means that the decisions will be balanced.
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