Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) insider Ian Meakins purchased 891 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 26th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 226 ($2.95) per share, with a total value of £2,013.66 ($2,628.46).
Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) opened at 224.30 on Thursday. Centrica PLC has a one year low of GBX 182.50 and a one year high of GBX 248.39. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 232.10 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 224.70. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2630.11 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be paid a GBX 3.60 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on CNA. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 230 ($3.00) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed an “add” rating and set a GBX 210 ($2.74) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Macquarie reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 280 ($3.65) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Monday, June 13th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 270 ($3.52) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 250 ($3.26) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Wednesday, September 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 231.47 ($3.02).
About Centrica PLC
Centrica plc is an integrated energy company. The Company operates through three segments: International Downstream, International Upstream and Centrica Storage. It offers Hive Active Heating 2, which is an advancement of its smart thermostat. The International Downstream segment includes the operations of British Gas, Direct Energy and Bord Gais Energy.
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