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BAE Systems plc (BA.L)

Equity · Currency in GBp · Last updated May 25, 2022

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BA.LShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of £10,000 invested in BAE Systems plc on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly £38,929 for a total return of roughly 289.29%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

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BA.LReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


BA.LMonthly Returns Heatmap

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BA.LSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current BAE Systems plc Sharpe ratio is 2.34. A Sharpe ratio higher than 2.0 is considered very good.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

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BA.LDividend History

BAE Systems plc granted a 3.26% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 25, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to £25.10 per share.


Dividend yield


BA.LDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

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BA.LWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the BAE Systems plc. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the BAE Systems plc is 36.10%, recorded on Oct 30, 2020. It took 306 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



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To Recover



-36.1%Feb 24, 2020175Oct 30, 2020306Jan 18, 2022481
-33.06%Jul 20, 201899Dec 6, 2018281Jan 20, 2020380
-31.02%Mar 23, 2010350Aug 10, 2011274Sep 12, 2012624
-20.37%Mar 20, 2015128Sep 22, 201576Jan 11, 2016204
-19.75%Jun 12, 2017114Nov 17, 2017125May 21, 2018239
-15.69%Nov 8, 2013111Apr 16, 201493Sep 1, 2014204
-15.26%Sep 13, 201247Nov 16, 201271Feb 28, 2013118
-12.69%Jan 12, 201623Feb 11, 201696Jun 30, 2016119
-10.56%May 23, 201322Jun 24, 201315Jul 15, 201337
-9.69%Dec 8, 20146Dec 15, 201421Jan 16, 201527

BA.LVolatility Chart

Current BAE Systems plc volatility is 15.22%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

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