Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Centrica 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
  -0.10p -0.07% 138.00p 138.00p 138.10p 138.40p 136.40p 137.10p 34,267,938 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 27,102.0 2,186.0 31.4 4.4 7,716.84

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17/12/2017
08:20
Centrica Daily Update: Centrica is listed in the Gas Water & Utilities sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CNA. The last closing price for Centrica was 138.10p.
Centrica has a 4 week average price of 133.70p and a 12 week average price of 133.70p.
The 1 year high share price is 236.90p while the 1 year low share price is currently 133.70p.
There are currently 5,591,909,734 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 34,356,314 shares. The market capitalisation of Centrica is £7,716,835,432.92.
11/12/2017
09:02
garycook: Profit from cold winters with Centrica plc & SSE plc Don’t you just love it when those gas and electricity bills hit the freezing doormat after a long and bitterly cold winter? No? Me neither. It’s the same all around the country. Those post-winter, post-Christmas energy bills are probably the worst to deal with. But not for the energy companies themselves, because that’s when they make their money. It’s their peak season, if you will. So how can we profit from this phenomenon? We can become shareholders of course. But with six huge companies to choose from, which one(s) should we invest in? Government crack-down Well, you’ll be surprised to learn that only two of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers are listed on the London Stock Exchange, the rest have been taken over, with some now under foreign ownership. That leaves just SSE (LSE: SSE), which was formerly Scottish and Southern Energy, and Centrica (LSE:CNA), the owner of British Gas and the UK’s largest domestic supplier of gas and electricity. The share prices of both these FTSE 100 stalwarts have come under pressure lately as Theresa May’s government promises to crack down on the Big Six, with the potential for industry regulator Ofgem capping the default standard variable tariffs until 2023. Needless to say, this will have a big impact on the profits of our two remaining listed energy giants. But this threat has been lingering for some time, and the market has already responded by wiping billions of pounds off the value of SSE and Centrica’s shares, leaving them trading at multi-year lows, and further inflating the yields on their generous dividends. Inflation-beating returns In recent years SSE has performed the better of the two, suffering to a lesser extent from the effects of customers switching to alternative suppliers. As a major utility play, the energy giant has always been seen as a relatively safe place to park savings and earn inflation-beating income. The Perth-based group has continued to reward shareholders with handsome payouts, with management working towards achieving dividend cover within a range of around 1.2 to 1.4 times earnings going forward. To me the dividend looks pretty safe. SSE’s shares have suffered from recent concerns over plans to cap energy prices, leading to a share price slump to near three-year lows, while at the same time swelling the prospective dividend yield to 7%. Despite the recent noises from Ofgem and the government, I still see the utility giant as a safe place to stash your cash and generate steady and reliable income. Monster yield Meanwhile, in a trading update last month, rival Centrica warned that full-year earnings for 2017 would be below market expectations, reflecting lower-than-expected operating profit in its business divisions both in the UK and North America. Management attempted to reassure investors concerned about the sustainability of its dividend, pointing out that the current year shareholder payouts were underpinned by net debt which was within its target £2.5bn-£3bn range, along with £2bn of operating cash flow. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop the shares plunging to 18-year lows. Yet at current levels, Centrica’s prospective yield equates to a massive 8.3%, according to consensus forecasts, and even if management was forced to trim the dividends in the future, we’d probably still be left with a yield that beats most of its blue-chip peers.
28/11/2017
22:17
supermarky: As for Centrica (CNA), we have a massive argument demanding it bounce from 136p. Or at least, we had, prior to the market opting to gap the share price down to our supposed "bottom" level the other day.When a share price illustrates this sort of manipulation, we always regard is as the opening salvo of a new trend developing and, as it was forced down, it's unlikely such a trend shall be upward.The immediate situation is a little awkward with the price requiring better than 149.5p to give a clue of a bottom being "in" and some moves toward 156p can commence.While this comes close to covering the manipulation gap, ideally we'd demand the share price better the light blue line on the chart below, the prior downtrend currently at 165p, before daring make the assumption the market has made a dreadful mistake and intends correct the error. Who knows, perhaps some bright spark will come along with a good idea.In our experience, this isn't going to happen without game changing news.More likely, it now appears any weakness below 133p risks a continued drop cycle toward 102p with some bounce potential. The severe (and stupid sounding) secondary calculates at 66p. This is a point where we'd hope some real recovery to commence.Finally, the share price requires exceed dark blue, currently 197p, for hope of generating some proper upward travel.
24/11/2017
16:29
careful: something wrong with my computer. What is that strange blue number in my CNA share price movement column. it has always been red in the past.
23/11/2017
13:13
knowing: Centrica PLC 35.7% Potential Upside Indicated by Kepler Cheuvreux Posted by: Amilia Stone 23rd November 2017 Centrica PLC with EPIC/TICKER (LON:CNA) had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘BUY’ this morning by analysts at Kepler Cheuvreux. Centrica PLC are listed in the Utilities sector within UK Main Market. Kepler Cheuvreux have set a target price of 190 GBX on its stock. This would indicate that the analyst believes there is a potential upside of 35.7% from the opening price of 140 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 32.3 points and decreased 60 points respectively. The 1 year high stock price is 236.9 GBX while the 52 week low for the stock is 119.71 GBX. Centrica PLC has a 50 day moving average of 177.72 GBX and a 200 Day Moving Average share price is recorded at 200.89. There are currently 5,595,679,731 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 21,881,192. Market capitalisation for LON:CNA is £7,556,965,647 GBP.
07/11/2017
10:06
careful: Power supply, gas, oil, services. No reason why CNA shouldn't be rerated upwards. In all of the right sectors, politics aside. We have some companies like Tesla and Amazon making no money at all with a negligible prospect of paying dividends. Their share are stupidly overvalued. Then we have CNA, stupidly cheap by most measures. If CNA share price doubled it would still not be expensive. Crazy times driven by momentum and algo trading. It creates ludicrous prices in both directions.
24/8/2017
07:56
susiebe: Lurker,from AOL?It has been a difficult year for Centrica(LSE: CNA). The company's share price has declined by 14% since the start of the year, and its outlook appears to be somewhat uncertain. It is in the midst of major change and this may lead to further declines in investor sentiment. Furthermore, political risk is also relatively high and this could cause additional disappointment over the medium term.Despite this, a turnaround is achievable. In fact, a small-cap reported on Wednesday which has generated a 270% return in 2017 following a 90% fall in its share price over a two-year period. This shows that even for the biggest-falling shares, a recovery is possible.A changing businessOne catalyst to push the Centrica share price higher is its new strategy. It is seeking to move away to a large extent from its oil and gas activities. Instead, it will focus on energy services. This is likely to be a more stable industry in which to operate, and could mean that the business returns to being a popular income stock. In other words, with dividend investors highly valuing the reliability and resilience of their income streams, a more robust business model could justify a higher rating for the stock in the long run.As part of the company's new strategy, it is seeking to reduce costs. In the current year, it has already achieved half of its targeted £500m in cost reductions. More cuts are planned in future as it seeks to reduce net debt levels to between £2.5bn and £3bn by the end of the year. Lower debt should equate to lower balance sheet risk, which may create more certainty for investors and generate a higher rating for the company's stock price.News flowOf course, Centrica's progress has been hampered somewhat by negative news flow in recent months. Increasing support for the Labour Party has meant the threat of nationalisation is now higher. Similarly, increasing electricity prices for consumers has also arguably made political risk higher for the business. Both of these issues could hold the company's share price back, although the reality is that rising profitability, lower costs and lower debt levels could offset the company's risks and allow it to deliver improved share price performance.
11/5/2017
08:27
capeview: I wonder if they are somehow trying to price in the huge rise that happened yesterday before close which then pegged back a couple of pence before the close. If it hadn't had that rise it would be roughly what the share price is now. But that shouldn't impact the share price if things are done properly with no hidden agendas and the price should definitely be higher this morning. Then again, just look at how Lloyds shares dropped after the dividend far more than the divi price?? Update. I just wanted to check on something, and I'm thinking the share price is based on the opening price and not the closing price or the previous day. Checking back the last 3 dividends for Centrica, the divi price is the difference on the previous days open not on the previous days close from those days share price details. Not looked at any other company but todays price seems to do the same thing. Look at the opening price and they appear to be the difference of the dividend.
08/5/2017
22:24
supermarky: Home WatchCentrica (LSE:CNA) Share Price Alert192.00Today's low: 193.70Sell CNA 205.00Today's high: 203.80Buy CNALast trade:202.60Change: 3.90 (1.98%)Volume:44,330,737Delayed price:18:15:01Summary News 1 Discussion 2 Chart...Analysis... Should investors give Centrica the cold shoulder?By David Brenchley | Mon, 8th May 2017 - 13:56Share thisShould investors give Centrica the cold shoulder?Warmer-than-normal weather so far in 2017 on both sides of the Atlantic might be good news for the British and American public, but the sun has not been shining on utility struggler Centrica (CNA). With electricity consumption down and in an uncertain regulatory environment, the owner of British Gas is in trouble.Year-to-date, Centrica's share price is down 15% after falling as much as 2.5% Monday to a 15-month low, although bargain hunters have since chased them higher.In a first-quarter trading update ahead of its AGM, the £11 billion company reaffirmed that it is on track to achieve targets for the full-year set out in its preliminary results, including operating cash flow of over £2 billion and efficiency savings of £250 million.Net debt is expected to be between £2.5 billion and £3 billion, and positive momentum in the US continues.chart1However, British Gas is haemorrhaging customers, with over quarter of a million in the first three months of the year joining the 400,000 that deserted the energy supplier last year. It's the first time since the 1970s that British Gas's UK residential customer count has fallen below 14 million.Elsewhere, UK wholesale oil, gas and baseload prices have fallen since Centrica's February prelims and it is currently awaiting the political party manifestos ahead of June's general election.Both the Conservatives and Labour are tipped to announce price caps on energy tariffs as an election vote-winner. The Tories reckon political intervention will knock an average £100 per year off consumers' energy bills.But Centrica hit back, claiming "evidence from other countries would suggest this will lead to reduced competition and choice, and potentially higher average prices". It went on to add that it was "competitively well-positioned" for changes. Let's hope so.Has Centrica bottomed out?Broker UBS has already downgraded its view on Centrica due to the potential of an energy tariff cap, which it said back in April is now more likely. It reduced its recommendation from 'buy' to 'neutral', slashing its 12-month target price by 16%.It reckons a cap on the standard tariff could reduce retail margins by a third from 2018 – a conservative estimate on which to base its new target price. "[We] reduce target price to 215p, reflecting both a lower earnings per share (EPS) and a higher required dividend yield to recognise the higher risk on the shares," analyst Sam Arie explained."In the downside case, if margins were reduced by two-thirds, the shares could fall to 185p." It's unlikely we will have full visibility until some time after the election, though. This, Arie says, means the shares are unlikely to regain ground in the coming months.The chart above shows historic support at around the current 200p level (pink line), and this appears to be holding up again. Centrica shares aren't obviously expensive either.On UBS estimates for 2017 earnings per share (EPS) of 15.9p and 15.6p next year, they trade on a forward price/earnings (PE) ratio of 12.5 versus 14 times in recent history. UBS forecasts are is conservative, too. Using more generous consensus estimates brings that PE multiple down even further. And a prospective dividend yield of over 5% is also attractive.That said, political uncertainty creates problems for investors ahead of next month's general election, and this is one for the brave just now.This article is for information and discussion purposes only and does not form a recommendation to invest or otherwise. The value of an investment may fall. The investments referred to in this article may not be suitable for all investors, and if in doubt, an investor should seek advice from a qualified investment adviser. 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08/5/2017
08:17
mj19: Does Centrica have more dividend appeal than BP, HSBC and BHP Billiton after trading statement?WILL THE CENTRICA PLC (LON:CNA) (CNA.L) SHARE PRICE RISE FASTER THAN SHARES IN BP PLC (LON:BP) (BP.L), HSBC HOLDINGS PLC (LON:HSBA) (HSBA.L) AND BHP BILLITON PLC (LON:BLT) (BLT.L) DUE TO SUPERIOR DIVIDEND APPEAL?May 8, 2017 Robert Stephens BHP Billiton (LON:BLT), BP (LON:BP), Centrica (LON:CNA), HSBC (LON:HSBA) 0Centrica PLCCentrica PLCThe Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) (CNA.L) share price has dropped 2% after it released a trading statement ahead of its AGM later today. The company's operating performance in the year to date has been as expected, with most operational inputs and parameters as per guidance. Adjusted operating cash flow is expected to be above £2 billion, with group capital investment expected to be no more than £1 billion. This includes small acquisitions of less than £100 million each, as well as E&P capex of around £500 million.Progress is being made on Centrica's efficiency programme. Efficiency savings of £250 million are expected in addition to the 2016 savings of £384 million. This is part of Centrica's £750 million per annum cost efficiency programme. As part of this, the company's LFL direct headcount reduction is expected to be approximately 1500 during the year.Closing net debt is expected to be between £2.5 billion-£3 billion, with incremental revenue investment of around £100 million in growth areas.In spite of the above, warmer than expected weather in the year to date has meant lower than forecast consumption in the UK and North America. UK wholesale oil, gas and baseload power prices have fallen since the company's results in February.With a dividend yield of 6%, the Centrica share price could hold its own against popular dividend shares such as BP plc (LON:BP) (BP.L), HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) (HSBA.L) and BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) (BLT.L) in my view. BP currently yields 6.8%, HSBC has a dividend yield of 6% and BHP Billiton shares are expected to yield 5.9% this year.In my opinion, the Centrica share price could perform relatively well in the long run. While I think there may be some challenges as it puts in place an ambitious change in strategy, it seems to be making progress with efficiencies. While I'm optimistic about the share prices of BP, HSBC and BHP Billiton, I feel Centrica could perform well on a relative basis.
27/10/2015
09:31
4seeaproblem: Yes, but BP's share price has risen 20% from its recent low.. CNA share price however now approaching its recent low again, that was previously seen in 2009.So approaching a 6 year low. I have to confess this new CEO looks to be out of his depth. ....not a peep from him or the Board. His prime responsibility is supposedly to provide shareholder value !
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