Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Direct Line LSE:DLG London Ordinary Share GB00BY9D0Y18 ORD 10 10/11P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.50p +0.41% 365.80p 365.30p 365.60p 365.70p 361.80p 363.80p 4,991,109 16:35:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 3,337.4 353.0 20.4 17.9 5,487.00

Direct Line Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
13/12/2017
13:11
Bought back a few for just under 360 after sold out few month ago.
kcsham
10/12/2017
11:13
i bought more here and FEVR Friday ... Santa Rally and all that !
ccr1958
08/12/2017
09:55
I'm tempted to have a few here, bought some AV. over the last week.
essentialinvestor
08/12/2017
09:51
They usually get spooked just after I've purchased ;-)
yump
08/12/2017
09:19
Hi ccr, hope you're keeping well.
essentialinvestor
07/12/2017
21:23
Hi EI , how`s your luck ?
ccr1958
07/12/2017
20:21
In terms of driverless cars, the CEO has flagged this up, when followed by Buffett's recent comments thought I would mention it. If anyone thinks they have a greater grasp of insurance than Warren, keep dreaming.
essentialinvestor
07/12/2017
20:17
Yea ,one of them, only gets spooked when I`m holding ;)
ccr1958
07/12/2017
16:44
I can count around 70 spookings in the last year and a half and yet the share price is pretty much the same.
yump
07/12/2017
16:22
What`s spooked this ?
ccr1958
28/11/2017
17:26
I suggest you read the abi's views - see link below. The Government have - thankfully - moved away from the suggestion that the manufacturer will be liable in the event of an accident (where the driverless car is at fault). The individual will still have to be insured - which makes sense in the event of a fire or damage by a third party to the vehicle. The new tech is a game changer for insurers they won't say it - however the number of accidents will fall dramatically in the coming years resulting in less claims and releases from reserves - premiums will fall but claim ratio will fall by more. My view is that DLG is the best run UK based company in the ftse providing a current yield of 8% - it has a very bright future. hxxps://www.abi.org.uk/products-and-issues/topics-and-issues/driverless-cars/
sufc555
28/11/2017
16:23
I doubt it will make the slightest difference.
lord gnome
28/11/2017
10:59
Interesting thought. I guess we will still find a lot of things to insure though. Houses, pets, vehicles for theft and breakdown, public liability, holiday. The list can be endless.
blobby
13/11/2017
13:24
Buffett recently warned on the longer term threat to Gieco posed by increasing automation and ultimately driverless cars. Does anyone have a view on this re DLG ?. Appreciate this is some way in to the future.
essentialinvestor
09/11/2017
13:25
The impairment charge to which you refer will be less than 25m, the discount rate change is a much bigger issue. This is to be uplifted next year, if so I expect 2 special divi in 2018. This share is all about income, have a look at esure where there is a takeover upside potential if you want more capital risk
sufc555
09/11/2017
13:03
Masurenguy.I contacted TMF,and the future projections for future dividends were taken from Digital Look,s website ? With the DLG Impairment charges yet to be declared,will there be a Special next year ?
garycook
09/11/2017
11:09
Royston Wilde at TMF likes DLG with a strong projected yield ! I reckon income seekers in particular should give Direct Line Insurance Group (LSE: DLG) serious consideration right now. Helped by an anticipated 55% earnings increase in 2017, the insurance colossus is anticipated to shell out a 28.5p per share dividend. As a result, the FTSE 100 star sports a monster 7.9% yield. A predicted 4% bottom-line dip in 2018 is expected to push the dividend slightly lower, to 28.2p.This projection still results in a mountainous 7.9% yield. And if today’s excellent trading update is anything to go by, I reckon current broker forecasts could receive healthy upgrades in the near future. Direct Line advised today that gross written premiums rose 2.8% during July-September, to £907.2m, with the number of in-force policies rising 5.1% in the period to 6,838. The numbers illustrated the strength of the company’s brands across the motor, home business and car rescue segments, although its core motor division once again stole the show. Gross written premiums here advanced 7.1% in the third quarter, to £462m, while the number of in-force policies jumped 5.5% year-on-year thanks to strong customer retention. And with premiums rising across the industry, the stage is set for the insurer to keep growing revenues at a healthy rate. Despite Direct Line’s sunny profits picture, the company is still pretty cheap, the firm sporting a forward P/E ratio of just 10.9 times. I reckon this value is hard to overlook.
masurenguy
07/11/2017
18:46
yes, but trend support has broken. it finished right on the 200 day MA so perhaps that will provide some support
sporazene2
07/11/2017
18:42
Back into bargain territory again. The correction to the discount rate that negatively affected last year's results seems to have been forgotten.
deadly
07/11/2017
16:10
Situation normal, getting a 3% slapping on news as traders move on !!
ccr1958
07/11/2017
09:20
Trading Update for the first nine months of 2017 - HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/direct-line-ins-grp--dlg-/rns/trading-update-for-the-first-nine-months-of-2017/201711070700047181V/ Highlights and outlook · Own brands in-force policies grew across Motor, Home, Direct Line for Business and Green Flag year on year and quarter on quarter, particularly in the Direct Line brand. · Strong momentum in Motor, with own brands policies up 5.5% compared to 30 September 2016. · The actions taken on Home across claims and underwriting to mitigate the high escape of water claims inflation have resulted in encouraging improvements in claims experience. · Annualised investment income yield of 2.6% is ahead of 2017 expectations due to portfolio positioning and some one-off benefits. Realised and unrealised gains net of hedging costs in the quarter were £3.4m. · The Group is on track to achieve a combined operating ratio around the middle of the range of 93% to 95%, assuming a normal level of claims from major weather events. Outlook The strong performance in Motor for 2017 gives the Group confidence that even with the potential impairment it expects to deliver a combined operating ratio around the middle of the target range of 93% to 95%, assuming a normal level of claims from major weather events. In line with the Group's previously stated targets, the full year business as usual expense ratio is expected to be lower than 2016 (24.0%) and the commission ratio is expected to be significantly lower. However, the reported expense ratio may be around or above the level in 2016, depending on the outcome of the impairment review. The Group now expects to achieve a 2.5% investment income yield compared to its previous expectation of a 2.4% investment income yield and continues to expect a return on tangible equity ("RoTE") of at least 15%. Beyond 2017, the Group reiterates its target of achieving a 93% to 95% combined operating ratio over the medium term, assuming a normal level of claims from major weather events, supported by reductions in its expense and commission ratios, and the Group reiterates its ongoing target of achieving at least a 15% RoTE.
speedsgh
07/11/2017
07:15
Q3 update.... no surprises there..
steve73
07/9/2017
10:11
IIRC the new discount rate originally proposed in Feb 2017 was -0.75%. DLG previously disclosed in its 2015 Annual Report that its claims liabilities, at that time, were calculated using a discount rate of 1.5%. So 0-1% is somewhat of an improvement on -0.75%, hence today's jump. The fact that the proposed law will not operate retrospectively is also +ve.
speedsgh
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