Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) insider Mark Hanafin bought 65 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 230 ($3.00) per share, for a total transaction of £149.50 ($195.14).
Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) opened at 230.50 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 231.56 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 224.75. Centrica PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 182.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 248.39. The stock’s market cap is GBX 11.91 billion.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 13th will be issued a GBX 3.60 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CNA shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut shares of Centrica PLC to a “sell” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from GBX 211 ($2.75) to GBX 213 ($2.78) in a report on Wednesday, September 7th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 270 ($3.52) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a report on Thursday, September 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 250 ($3.26) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 230 ($3.00) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Centrica PLC from GBX 280 ($3.65) to GBX 250 ($3.26) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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