Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
SSE LSE:SSE London Ordinary Share GB0007908733 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 1,576.00p 1,576.00p 1,577.00p 1,584.00p 1,575.00p 1,575.00p 139,488 09:13:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electricity 28,781.3 593.3 46.1 34.2 16,028.45

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Scottish & Southern Energy Daily Update: SSE is listed in the Electricity sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SSE. The last closing price for Scottish & Southern Energy was 1,576p.
SSE has a 4 week average price of 1,552.55p and a 12 week average price of 1,538.53p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,644p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,317p.
There are currently 1,017,033,877 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 3,092,482 shares. The market capitalisation of SSE is £16,069,135,256.60.
speedsgh: SSE sells third of its stake in regional gas distributor - HTTP:// Energy provider SSE (SSE) has sold a third of its 50% stake in regional gas distribution business Scotia Gas Network (SGN) to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for £621 million. Jefferies analyst Ahmed Farman retained his ‘hold’ recommendation and target price of £15.50 on the stock as the company said the money would be returned to shareholders. ‘SSE has managed to achieve a good price for its stake in SGN, which reflects the quality of the underlying asset and its management,’ he said. ‘The implied +40% premium to the regulatory asset base was ahead of our expectations. Additionally, if the proceeds from this transaction are returned to shareholder, it could provide a short-term positive catalyst for the share price. ‘However, beyond that, we continue to believe that SSE faces headwinds in its domestic energy supply and power generation business at a time of heightened policy risk in the UK.’ The shares dropped 14p, or 0.9%, to £15.34.
pierre oreilly: SSE said that should a sale be completed it would expect to use the proceeds to return value to its shareholders or to invest to create value for shareholders Not sure what other choices they have. It's a statement of the obvious. So we may have a cash return of some sort to look forward too.
wad collector: Latest government statement about reducing coal power generation does not appear to have impacted on SSE price. SSE generate about a third of the power from coal , but have previously made noises about reducing this .
bountyhunter: yes good point, if we see any power cuts this winter or even get close then the focus on overly strong regulation whatever the consequences may shift - the NG. share price is responding well to today's news already
johnroger: SSE – The results may be obscure and bewildering but the dividend looks very attractive BY ROBERT SUTHERLAND SMITH May 21, 2015, 08:51 AM UTC The first thing to report is that the SSE share price rose to 1,696p during the course of report day 20th May 2015; this is the highest the share price has been in five years. Consider it a nice capital gain with which to pay an energy bill that has not come down with the plunge in the wholesale price of gas and oil. One of course should not be surprised by that, insofar as one might reasonably suppose that it should have been a year when profit margins improved somewhat. I turned to the announcement with more than the usual eagerness I experience in approaching the results of energy companies. They occupy page after page that go on and on endlessly telling me much but containing little I readily understand. They looked, I thought rather miserably, as though they had been prepared by a multi disciplined team of PR operatives, lawyers and accountants, to consume those questing evidence of lower energy prices to come. As I cut my way through the seemingly endless forest of obscure and – for my purpose – less than pertinent information about everything except the accounting numbers, I grew fatigued scrolling down the endless pages of stuff. Being a true son of Albion, I persisted and at long last, after endless scrolled pages, I came at long last, to the meat of the matter – the accounts themselves. It was like arriving at an oasis after weeks crossing parched desert sands. Numbers were adjusted and restated, but on the basis of restated figures, it seems that net profits last year rose by 49% to £664 million and diluted earnings per share by 66% to a reported 55p. If that figure is to be relied upon, then the annual dividend of 88.4p is being substantially paid out of capital, which strikes me as unlikely; at least to the extent of 33.4p a share. The annual dividend by the way, was reported as up 1.9%. Turning to the cash position in the hope of greater clarity, operating cash was down 15% to £2,156.9 million which fortunately, was still 3.3 times larger than the cost of £598.1 million annual dividend. The interesting question is to ask where that operating cash went? Scratching my head, I then had a look at the latest market consensus estimates to see how that dove tailed into the outcome. They estimated that the underlying adjusted earnings per share figure was 124.1p, meaning that the 88.4p of dividend was being paid out of earnings not capital after all. Moreover, it was well covered. They also show that pre-tax profit was £735.4 million, not the company’s £664 million. Next year the consensus estimate is for pre-tax profits to increase 95% but earnings per share to come down 12% to 109p. Turnover is estimated as 4.3% lower, which does not seem to suggest a big reduction in energy prices to customers. The role of the ‘hybrid’ capital imported into the balance sheet in all this is no doubt significant. The important aspect of all this, is that despite all the smoke and mirrors, the market consensus estimates that annual dividends should rise from 88.4p to 90.83p this year (a forward estimated dividend yield of 5.5%) and to 93.6p the next year (a dividend yield of 5.6%). The company is clearly intent on maintaining the real value of the dividend payout so the shares continue to be a no brainer attractive buy, in my opinion.
lord gnome: I thought we were doing that already, red. The way the share price is headed the government could pick up all the assets on the cheap.
indianspan: One year ago, I described energy company SSE (LSE: SSE.L - news) as a "plodding ruminant redeemed by its tasty yield", but in recent months the sheep has been savaged. The big bad wolf came in the unlikely guise of Labour leader Ed Miliband, whose populist plan to freeze home energy prices blew utility company stocks down. SSE's share price has dropped over 20% from its 12-month high of 1,676p, to today's price of 1,316p. This isn't just a short-term dip, SSP has underperformed for some time. It has grown just 24% over the past five years, against more than 60% for the FTSE 100 as a whole. But it does have one big fat number in its favour, its 6.4% yield, second highest on the FTSE 100 after volatile mining stock Fresnillo (Other OTC: FNLPF - news) . Some will see this as a green light, others will view it as a flashing red warning signal. Naturally, it's both. Heat is on for Kelvin Red lights abound with this stock right now. Adjusted profit before tax fell 11.7% to £354 million in the six months to 30 September. Adjusted earnings per share fell 17.4% to 29.4p. Chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin noted that "energy market conditions generally have been difficult for some time", then spent most of his time trying to justify its "unfortunate" 8.2% hike in gas and electricity prices, while blathering on about "responsible companies which are committed to this country, committed to their customers and committed to financial discipline". When management starts talking like politicians, you know they're in trouble. Worryingly, SSE's retail arm posted an operating loss of £115 million due to "higher wholesale gas, distribution, environmental and social costs", although its networks and wholesale businesses still turned a profit. The good news for investors was that SSE lifted the interim dividend 3.2% to 26p a share. Management said it plans to deliver full-year dividend increases above RPI inflation in 2013/14 and the years after. This is particularly welcome, given Miliband's accusation that SSE has a "dividend obsession". SSE rightly replied that "our dividend policy is the reason shareholders choose to invest in SSE". But is this enough? Buy now, and you'll soon get 6.9% Prime Minister David Cameron's panicky decision to ease the burden of green costs will help a little, but SSE still needs higher prices to drive future earnings growth. The threat of that price freeze will linger over the stock until at least the May 2015 election, and beyond, if Miliband wins. Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS - news) still expects SSE to 'outperform' from today's lows and sets a target price of 1700p. JP Morgan (Other OTC: JPYYL - news) and Deutsche Bank (Xetra: DBK.DE - news) have pulled up at those red warning lights. Personally, I'm with Credit Suisse. I like buying good companies when everybody else hates them. The valuation is undemanding at 11 times earnings. Forecast earnings per share growth may be flat in 2014, but could hit 7% in 2014, lifting that yield to 6.9%. If you're looking for long-term income, this electric sheep still has plenty of zap. But if you're after a burst of growth, plug into our free, in-depth report Motley Fool's Top Growth Share For 2013. After extensive research, our analysts have hailed this company the single best growth stock in the UK. To find out what it is, simply download our free report. It won't cost you a penny, so click here now. > Harvey doesn't own shares in SSE or any other company mentioned in this article
noslien: 0709 GMT [Dow Jones] Citigroup downgrades SSE (SSE.LN) to sell from neutral and target to 1270p from 1280p, saying the share price is not reflective of tough market conditions. Thinks the most likely reason why the why the SSE share price has dislocated from UK power prices is that investors are using SSE as a safe haven from euro-zone woes. Says consensus EPS estimates for FY'12/FY'13 have fallen 10% in the last 12 months, but need to fall further to match Citi's revised estimate of 116p.
harvester: A while back when the SSE share price was trading much higher I predicted on ADVFN that SSE might drop to the 1200 level after ex-divi. Notwithstanding that, I added some more shares to my SSE collection at 1244 and 1236 before they went ex-divi . I also cautiously added a few more at 1217 after they went ex-divi and today @ 1203 . I presume that the 1200 level will form quite a strong resistance but if the market turns down, further share price drops are quite possible. They create more buying opportunities for long-term investors. I am not now confident to make near-term price predictions. However, I am fairly sure that the share price will move well above present levels as the next ex-dividend date approaches in August .
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