Deutsche Bank AG restated their sell rating on shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) in a report issued on Monday, July 24th, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm currently has a GBX 160 ($2.08) price target on the integrated energy company’s stock.
A number of other research firms have also issued reports on CNA. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a GBX 210 ($2.73) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a sell rating and issued a GBX 214 ($2.78) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a GBX 205 ($2.66) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Monday, July 10th. HSBC Holdings plc raised Centrica PLC to a hold rating and increased their price target for the stock from GBX 187 ($2.43) to GBX 202 ($2.62) in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Macquarie lowered Centrica PLC to a neutral rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.86) price target on the stock. in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Centrica PLC currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 209.35 ($2.72).
Shares of Centrica PLC (LON CNA) traded down 1.27% during trading on Monday, reaching GBX 201.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,983,657 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 202.68 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 210.19. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 11.06 billion. Centrica PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 119.71 and a 52 week high of GBX 239.40.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.60 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.83%.
In related news, insider Margherita D. Valle purchased 963 shares of Centrica PLC stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 206 ($2.67) per share, with a total value of £1,983.78 ($2,575.33). Also, insider Stephen Pusey purchased 1,142 shares of Centrica PLC stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 205 ($2.66) per share, for a total transaction of £2,341.10 ($3,039.21). Insiders have bought 4,249 shares of company stock valued at $873,544 over the last 90 days.
About Centrica PLC
Centrica plc is an energy and services company. The Company’s segments include Energy Supply & Services-UK & Ireland, Energy Supply & Services-North America, Connected Home, Distributed Energy & Power, Energy Marketing & Trading, Exploration & Production, Central Power Generation and Centrica Storage.
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