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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Direct Line Insurance Group Plc 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
  -0.90 -0.3% 300.90 302.30 302.60 305.20 300.20 302.00 3,368,165 16:35:11
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 3,202.6 509.7 29.5 10.2 4,137

Direct Line Insurance Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
27/3/2020
12:17
Travel companies, airlines and credit card companies would pick up the majority of risk on holiday cancellation as there is legislation in place to protect consumers. Insurance is last resort
ajr171166
27/3/2020
10:39
Isn't the big risk to DLG the return they make on their investments which must surely take a big hit this year. Then again if we remain on lockdown for the rest of the year there will be nothing to pay out!!
renewed1
26/3/2020
17:40
encarter Thanks for that info, will just have to keep fingers crossed until ex date has passed on 13/4.
billy5
26/3/2020
16:44
DLG doesn't sell any life insurance or annuities though. Travel is really the big hit they'll take from covid. Don't foresee significant amounts of people giving up driving completely to the extent it depletes their motor insurance book, and in fact people probably value a private car more now given fears over public transport. Home insurance is also pretty much unaffected.
fllegend
26/3/2020
16:30
And life insurance.
encarter
26/3/2020
16:28
No. They could decide to cut it to preserve more cash in these uncertain times but it's unlikely. My feeling is that in 18 months time this situation would have been sorted and more people than ever will be taking out insurance especially holiday cover.
encarter
26/3/2020
15:55
Does the halting of the buy back programme have an effect on the Final dividend? Thanks
billy5
16/3/2020
08:53
Churchill are Direct Line.
thepopeofchillitown
13/3/2020
14:05
Admiral, Churchill and Direct Line stop selling new travel insurance policies due to coronavirus.
skinny
04/3/2020
10:59
FWIW... Direct Line on road back to FTSE 100 - HTTPS://citywire.co.uk/funds-insider/news/the-expert-view-greggs-ashtead-and-direct-line/a1330288#i=4 Direct Line (DLG) may have been relegated from the FTSE 100 but Interactive Investor says it is showing signs of progress as it tries to drag itself back. Full-year 2019 gross written premiums at the insurer have declined slightly to £3.2bn and profits fell 9.8% to £546m but analyst Richard Hunter said the numbers were still ‘fairly strongly ahead of expectations’. The shares rose 3.8% to 324p yesterday. ‘The fact that Direct Line has, to a large extent, trumped expectations has given the share price a welcome boost,’ said Hunter. ‘Indeed, the shares are beginning to knock on the door for a return to the premier index at these levels, which would be impressive given the previous share price decline of 13% over the last year.’ Hunter added that the ‘general direction of travel is positive’ and the market consensus has improved to a ‘buy’.
speedsgh
04/3/2020
10:49
I agree that buybacks are a waste of time. Companies gambling that they know when to buy their own shares after signalling to the market they have money to burn - its the opposite of a stock overhang and when the buyback has finished and the demand has dried up the share price falls...
fenners66
04/3/2020
09:33
POrsche: Not to mention LLoyds!!
renewed1
03/3/2020
13:52
NO special dividend and buy backs, trying to keep the share price above water so to speak.
guy_fawkes
03/3/2020
13:46
Likely to be a larger market - vehicles available to more people Unlike US - individual driver will still need to be insured not manufacturer hxxps://www.abi.org.uk/products-and-issues/topics-and-issues/driverless-cars/ Lower crashes = less claims - vehicles still need to be insured - if they are damaged stolen etc insurers will benefit from driverless cars
sufc555
03/3/2020
13:11
Agree with the buybacks in this case. Look at their main business of motor insurance, it may be a significantly smaller market in 10 years time ?. Buffet has already highlighted this re Geico.
essentialinvestor
03/3/2020
12:43
I hope they dont pay the 900 leaving the £500, keep the money in the business for benefit of shareholders, ie owners.
porsche1945
03/3/2020
12:42
I agree, buy backs a total waste of time, look at Whitbread recently, share now about 40 pc under where they bought them back at and the shareholders benefitted not one bit from selling Costa. Should have just paid a special. The only reason for owning DL is the dividend, there is no share growth, or you just trade them, buy them when they tank after ex div each time and sell them on run up to next. I will stick to trading these from now on, otherwise its just another Ftse 350 dividend trap.
porsche1945
03/3/2020
12:40
Management like them because they flatter management's performance by goosing EPS. Put spare cash where it belongs - intravenously into s/holders pockets.
eeza
03/3/2020
12:25
I don't agree with share buybacks - they should have still paid a special dividend so not happy.
scrwal
03/3/2020
09:38
"Proposed final ordinary dividend of 14.4 pence, an increase of 2.9% on 2018. Announcing a £150 million share buyback and awarding our people £500 of free shares each." Rewarding staff is to be applauded; I wonder if the 800 losing their jobs will qualify for the share awards. £150m share buyback this time round instead of 10.9p special dividend (£150m / 1375m shares in issue). TOTAL FY 2019 - 21.60p final - 14.40p/share (paid May 20) interim - 7.20p/share (paid Sep 19) ------------------------------------------------- TOTAL FY 2018 - 21.00p (29.30p incl special div) special - 8.30p/share (paid May 19) final - 14.00p/share (paid May 19) interim - 7.00p/share (paid Sep 18) ------------------------------------------------- TOTAL FY 2017 - 20.40p (35.40p incl special div) special - 15.00p/share (paid May 18) final - 13.60p/share (paid May 18) interim - 6.80p/share (paid Sep 17) ------------------------------------------------- TOTAL FY 2016 - 14.60p (24.60p incl special div) final - 9.70p/share (paid May 17) special - 10.00p/share (paid Sep 16) interim - 4.90p/share (paid Sep 16) ------------------------------------------------- TOTAL FY 2015 - 13.80p (50.10p incl special div) special - 8.80p/share (paid May 16) final - 9.20p/share (paid May 16) interim - 4.60p/share (paid Sep 15) special - 27.50p/share (paid Jul 15) ------------------------------------------------- TOTAL FY 2014 - 13.20p (27.20p incl special div) TOTAL FY 2013 - 12.60p (20.60p incl special div)
speedsgh
03/3/2020
08:24
14.4p final dividend, ex div 9 Apr, payable 21 May
rik shaw
03/3/2020
07:34
hxxp://tools.euroland.com/tools/PressReleases/GetPressRelease/?ID=3708314&lang=en-GB&companycode=services The preliminary full year results are out. Slight falls in GWP and profit before tax, but a drop in combined operating ratio (COR) is very impressive (means drop in claims and operating costs as ratio of GWP) and validates their cautious underwriting approach.
fllegend
27/2/2020
07:05
Always nice when staff hear about these things on the news.
thepopeofchillitown
26/2/2020
11:30
11.10am this morning reported in the Telegraph's 'Markets Live' column: 'Sky: Direct Line plans job cuts Insurer Direct Line plans to cut 800 jobs as part of plans to streamline its operations, Sky News reports. The broadcaster says the FTSE 250 company will inform staff at a number of sites about the job losses later today. It reports: One of Direct Line's sites is understood to have been earmarked for closure in 2022, while another is to be significantly downsized, according to a person briefed on the plans. In Bromley, Kent, where the company is based, roughly 1000 employees are expected to see their jobs change to accommodate “agile working”, with a small number of roles expected to be axed. Direct Line has around 11,000 staff overall.' Full Sky article: hTTps://news.sky.com/story/direct-line-to-axe-800-jobs-as-insurers-see-digital-shift-11943556
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