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Thinking of buying BT shares? Here’s what you need to know

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The telecommunication giant’s share price has fallen all the way from around 500p in early 2016 to just 224p today, a decline of 55%, and at present the stock trades on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 8.6 and sports a gigantic dividend yield of 6.9%. However, if you’re considering buying BT shares because they look cheap, there are several things you need to know. Revenue is declining. For starters, BT’s top line is expected to fall this year. For the year ended 31 March 2018, it generated revenue of £23,746m, down from £24,082m the previous year. Analyst downgrades. What’s even more worrying is that City analysts are still downgrading their earnings forecasts for BT. Analysts are becoming more bearish on the group’s dividend prospects, with the consensus dividend estimate for this year having fallen by 0.7p per share over the last three months to 15.2p per share.

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Tuesday, August 14


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BT Group PLC (LON100:BT-A) article volume is higher than usual

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Get Carter? BT approached Informa boss for CEO role -Sky News

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Aug 14 (Reuters) - BT has approached Informa chief executive Stephen Carter as a possible replacement for Gavin Patterson and is keen to announce a new CEO by the end of October, Sky News reported https://news.sky.com/story/bt-group-sounds-out-ex-ofcom-chief-carter-about-ceo-role-11472523. However, Carter (Stuttgart: 1504916.SG - news) was not part of any recruitment process, Sky (Amsterdam: BK8.AS - news) cited a friend of the former head of British telecoms regulator Ofcom as saying on Tuesday. Jan du Plessis, the new BT chairman overseeing the search for a CEO, is keen to announce an appointment by the end of October, Sky reported, citing people close to the company. Other possible candidates for the role include Olaf Swantee, the‎ former CEO of EE, acquired by BT three years ago, and Allison Kirkby, chief executive of Swedish telco Tele2 AB (LSE: 0QE6.L - news) , Sky reported, without giving sources. Patterson announced 13,000 job cuts at BT in May in an attempt to curb a host of problems including intense competition, an underperforming IT services unit, a huge pension deficit and criticism of its broadband plans. But his position was put in jeopardy after the company failed to hit a revenue target and forecast no growth in profit for the next couple of years.

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BT approached Informa boss Stephen Carter for CEO role

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BT approached Informa boss Stephen Carter for CEO role - Sky News. Aug 14 (Reuters) - BT Group (Other OTC: BTGOF - news) has approached Informa Plc Chief Executive and former Ofcom boss Stephen Carter to replace Gavin Patterson in the top job, Sky News reported https://news.sky.com/story/bt-group-sounds-out-ex-ofcom-chief-carter-about-ceo-role-11472523 on Tuesday. Carter (Stuttgart: 1504916.SG - news) was approached about the job, but he was "not a candidate" and "not part of any process", Sky (Amsterdam: BK8.AS - news) said, citing a friend of Carter. Other possible candidates for the role include Olaf Swantee, the‎ former CEO of EE, acquired by BT three years ago, and Allison Kirkby, chief executive of Swedish telco Tele2 , Sky News said.

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Vodafone's spending pays off - but EE hangs on to UK network crown

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Vodafone's spending pays off - but EE hangs on to UK network crown. Network performance monitor Rootmetrics' nationwide survey for the first half of 2018 placed EE top in the five main categories - as it always has. But more interestingly – now that network sleuths are paying less attention to raw data speeds – some interesting trends have emerged. EE hasn’t been budged from the Rootmetrics ranking for five years. But despite coming bottom for data performance (taking the wooden spoon from O2), Hutchison’s 3 has continued to improve its call score and reliability, coming a close second to the BT-owned behemoth. Data performance is where Three fell down, and Vodafone saw the benefits of investment moving into second place in the Rootmetrics scores.

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BT's best broadband deal in ages comes to an end this Thursday

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BT's best broadband deal in ages comes to an end this Thursday. Free BT Sport and a £100 prepaid Mastercard for fibre internet. If you've been umming and ahing about whether to grab a BT broadband deal, now is the time to strike. The special offer that adds FREE BT Sport access for 18 months and a prepaid £100 Mastercard is coming to an end this week. Thursday's your last chance to grab the improved BT Superfast Fibre Unlimited. And not only are there those two added extras to enjoy, but even the price has gone down £2 per month from what it was in July. So if your dream new broadband deal involves rapid 50Mb average internet speeds, the opportunity to catch 42 Premier League matches and exclusive Champions League football, unlimited weekend calls, and £100 to spend anywhere that Mastercard is accepted - all for less than £30 per month - then you'd better jump right on it!

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Monday, August 13


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EE Consolidates Dominance in UK Mobile Performance, According to New RootMetrics Report

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EE Consolidates Dominance in UK Mobile Performance, According to New RootMetrics Report. EE secures top ranking in all mobile performance categories in the UK, including the carrier's fifth straight annual win for overall performanceÂ. The most scientific and comprehensive survey of mobile network performance, conducted by RootMetrics, by IHS Markit, shows EE has confirmed its position as market leader in mobile network performance across the UK, winning all six mobile performance categories tested. EE's dominance is cemented by the fact the carrier has won the last 10 half-yearly national reports produced by RootMetrics, claiming five consecutive years as the UK's leading network in terms of overall performance.

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Friday, August 10


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BT creates 1,000 new customer service jobs

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BT is to create 1,000 permanent customer service jobs at sites across the UK as part of a drive to improve standards. The company will no longer offer contract roles at its call centres in Blackburn, Canterbury, Dundee, Sandwell, and South Shields and will instead offer all of its contract advisors a permanent position. BT has spent the past few years repatriating all of its customer service operations and will answer all calls in the UK and Ireland by the end of 2020. Earlier this year BT announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs, mainly in back office and middle management roles, and employ 6,000 engineers and customer service agents.

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Thursday, August 09


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BT creates more than 1,000 jobs to fulfil its promise

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Published: 22:01, 9 August 2018 | Updated: 22:05, 9 August 2018. Marc Allera, chief executive of BT's consumer business, said: 'These new roles will provide better job security, and will mean our people can focus on putting our customers first and offer the best help and support.'. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, or debate this issue live on our message boards. We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline.

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