Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) insider Mark Hanafin bought 65 shares of Centrica PLC stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 230 ($3.00) per share, with a total value of £149.50 ($195.14).
Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) opened at 225.30 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 231.27 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 224.74. Centrica PLC has a one year low of GBX 182.50 and a one year high of GBX 248.39. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 11.64 billion.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be issued a GBX 3.60 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Centrica PLC to a “sector performer” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from GBX 250 ($3.26) to GBX 240 ($3.13) in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group downgraded Centrica PLC to an “underperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from GBX 235 ($3.07) to GBX 190 ($2.48) in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 250 ($3.26) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Wednesday, September 14th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 240 ($3.13) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 270 ($3.52) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Centrica PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 230.95 ($3.01).
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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