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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Centrica Plc LSE:CNA London Ordinary Share GB00B033F229 ORD 6 14/81P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.12 0.21% 58.50 58.56 58.60 58.68 57.80 58.30 12,274,289 16:35:12
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 12,249.0 -577.0 41.0 1.4 3,418

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09/8/2021
09:42
If you do not like Centrica why waste your energy here. Better go eith the one you like.
action
08/8/2021
23:46
CNA losing customers, reducing employees and thus the quality of its service. I can't see how the business will increase its turnover/profits by any significant amount. People getting excited by a 2% rise to 48p.........but it wss 55p not long ago and much higher in years gone by. . The share price is unlikely to get above 60p for some considerable time. I have decided to avoid CNA for the reasons stated. No point leaving your capital trapped here, get your cash working for you elsewhere.
norma_noog
08/8/2021
22:42
CNA management like to be praised on cutting costs. Yet only manage to match the decline in customer numbers. Managing a decline. Talk about energy price rises not good for CNA, customer losses will increase and consumers will reduce consumption. Upstream won't offset as they continue to drop output (due to cutting capital expenditure) and management have now tainted the services business with their touch.
jayson26jay
07/8/2021
21:59
No its not. Edit - apologies, was thinking SSE, but forgot they are no longer energy retailers. They are the model that CNA should aspire to IMO.
disc0dave45
07/8/2021
20:33
It's also the only one making a profit. Quite important in terms of understanding the likely longevity of the status quo, IMO.
wigwammer
07/8/2021
11:54
Interesting:HTTPS://www.itv.com/news/2021-08-06/is-the-energy-price-cap-failing-to-protect-customers
disc0dave45
06/8/2021
19:54
so much fuss over a £10 pcm price rise. 'we shall have to go without food'. 'We like holidays and restaurants but after this we shall have less money.' No doubt flat screened TV, smartphones and the rest. About 80 smaller suppliers have gone bust and Centrica is slashing jobs. Theresa May was a disaster with her stupid price cap. Meant to win votes, a socialist policy. They should all pay the correct price with regulator looking after efficiencies.
careful
06/8/2021
18:11
Centrica 48.99 +2.06%
waldron
06/8/2021
18:10
Centrica 48.99 +2.06%
waldron
06/8/2021
18:09
Centrica 48.99 +2.06%
waldron
06/8/2021
18:02
Yes and Centrica need to do the same, increase their profits by increased efficiencies - but as ever the BOD do the easiest thing, get rid of employees, which doesn't improve efficiencies longer term as it impacts upon service, that's why customers are going elsewhere.No difference in the overall regulatory controls imposed by both Ofwat and Ofgem. Main difference is the product, you can't mix the water, there's no UK network as there is with energy, that's why the water suppliers are the same as they were before privatisation, whereas with energy there are now 82 or so in the UK. Massive difference in terms of how much customer charges can vary.Anyway, guess you are a long term holder here and believe this will become more profitable, how?.
disc0dave45
06/8/2021
17:22
The water companies have to meet requirement on capital spend. That is why they were privatised. Billions spent on upgrading Victorian era sewage systems, an end to dumping sewage in the sea, clean water, new reservoirs, and minimum standards on leaks. They borrowed billions to do this and were allowed a return on assets. Efficiency was improved, reduced headcount. Not all were a success, Thames were taken over by city shysters who just milked it. But overall water privatisation has been a success with billions invested. The regulator and HMG have learned lessons from deregulation and the quick buck merchants have all but gone. Too many got burned. It is worth remembering that the biggest supporters of energy de regulation in America were Enron. What a scandal that was. I still feel that Centrica could prosper going forward after a 80%+ collapse in its share price. everyone is wiser and more experienced now.
careful
06/8/2021
16:55
There are no cheap tariffs on USwitch, I pay £65 per month with EOn Fixed, looked this morning at price comparison, I am paying less than any. Reason being it is summer, heating turned off permanently, just use gas for cooking and hot water, electricity for power. Maybe different ball game come late October, but use about £50 dual fuel currently per month incl. VAT and surcharge per day. Nothing avaliable, and they will raise contracts again after today’s announcement. So anyone off contract is done come 01/10.
bookbroker
06/8/2021
16:41
"All we need is proper regulation as say with the water companies.'.....yep that's what you've got."Regulation is for when there is no competition"....eh
disc0dave45
06/8/2021
16:36
Automatic switching is not true competition. We can't take money out of a private pension without the advice of a reputable financial advisor, sometimes people need educating. These start up cowboy suppliers are not competition. They should be made to offer their cheap prices for a decent period. Say 2 years minimum. Some of them quickly drove up their prices to avoid bankruptcy. They rely on consumer inertia and the prices they offer are loss leaders. Often their service is minimal. Energy should be regulated properly. Regulation is for when there is no competition. This is a big market and there were huge players in it. There was plenty of competition, but the political factor made rising energy prices an election issue. Johnson will face this issue on so called green policies such a ripping out gas boilers. Who will pay for that lot? The whole switching thing has been a disaster, thank goodness that is behind us now. All we need is proper regulation as say with the water companies. Not cowboy sort ups posing as serious energy suppliers.
careful
06/8/2021
15:49
So you don't believe that the industry should have been privatised in 1986 then?......ergo you think nationalisation and a single supplier is better?.Yep, you can't have your cake and eat it.Not wishing to get into the politics as we are where we are and CNA is a badly managed business in a sector that is highly regulated, the BOD need to deal with it but haven't the ability.
disc0dave45
06/8/2021
15:34
This unrealistic competition was started by Ed.Milliband. When energy prices rose it was unpopular with the voters. They do not understand the realities of the market. So he promised to put a cap on prices with talk of 'rip off' and 'energy poverty'. The BEEB showed pictures of very old poor people freezing because they could not afford heating bills. The hapless Theresa May had to join in and get tough on evil energy companies. The British public expect everything on the cheap. They could be in for a rude awakening post Covid. Johnsons £200bn spending splurge will have ended, we are at economic war with the EU. and things could get tough. They will find that green energy will be even more expensive, and that electric cars a luxury. Time for them to grow up. They are going to be poorer. You can't have your cake and eat it.
careful
06/8/2021
15:28
They have a regulatory obligation to offer their SVT customers a cheaper alternative, so they won't achieve the full price cap income.HTTPS://www.energyscanner.com/british-gas-standard-variable-tariff-svt/
disc0dave45
06/8/2021
15:21
Apparently customers still leaving CNA by the dozens. Many are fully stretched financially already, before the rises. Even the CE of Ofgem has recommended that consumers shop around for the best tariffs. CNA cannot afford to lose even more customers. Not looking good.
norma_noog
06/8/2021
15:21
In and out in a day making a penny and a bit profit. modern markets. Bet Fred, the stock market has replaced soccer now. when the fun stops, stop. Time to tax short term gains made in less than 1 month at a high rate. It used to be so. A transaction tax would kill off High frequency trading. Remember when the 'Hounslow Hound' crashed the Dow a few years ago? He wrote a program that traded the Dow 7 million times in a day, buy cancelled each trade nano seconds later that screwed up the pricing system. It he could do it acting alone, what do the big boys get up to?
careful
06/8/2021
14:58
Bought in at 47.72 today and cashed out at above 49. Nice £400 profit for half a day trading. Had entered on the basis of an increase over next 5days however bonus to take a lot earlier.
smartie6
06/8/2021
14:41
British Gas have 3.2m customers on their SVT, so the +£139 cap could generate about £4.5m additional profit, that's for a full 12 months and at some point Ofgem will reduce the cap. Taking the full £4.5m is better than nothing but hardly going to move the dial when you look at their additional costs, I.e. pension contribution alone this year will be £175m.
disc0dave45
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