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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
  -1.10 -0.34% 320.70 320.60 320.80 322.80 318.50 321.30 5,092,505 16:35:15
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 3,202.6 509.7 29.5 10.9 4,410

Direct Line Insurance Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
28/11/2020
14:19
Agree - however what we don’t know is the effect of buy backs £150m was cancelled in March - when it restarts in March 2021 will this support the share price post ex divi - there will be no special divi
sufc555
28/11/2020
09:26
This has zero chance of hitting 400p, it is resolutely growth restricted and consequently range bound. Not knocking it, it's a solid company that delivers excellent returns. If you buy at £3 you have got yourself a high yielding dividend return of 7-8% pa. If you decide to sell around 3.40 you have made a very tidy 13% profit.
father jack1
25/11/2020
18:00
Strange trades at end 1,1...
rolo7
20/11/2020
10:34
Not sure why you see good vaccine news as positive for DLG (other than on general market sentiment). DLG is heavily motor focused, which is the line which has benefitted most from reduced claims. At one point in the first lockdown my ex-colleagues were reporting claims running at 60% of normal levels. A return to normal means a return to normal claims levels. 2020 should be very good (ignoring CEO tendencies to stuff reserves for a rainy day) and 2021 will also get some benefit (as normality will not return overnight), but the longer term implication of normality for motor insurance is a return to normal claims levels. The bigger idiocy was the market marking down insurers who benefitted from lockdown. I would expect DLG just to return to its usual trading in the 300s (ex any suggestions of an approach).
wba1
20/11/2020
05:19
DLG,400p for sure on this news.Vaccine boss suggests 'return to normal life' by second half of 2021 The boss of one of the companies leading the charge for a coronavirus vaccine has expressed hope that there is "a light at the end of the tunnel". Albert Bourla, chief executive of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which has announced results of 95 per cent efficacy in its vaccine, said that if vaccination was successful, normal life would return. Speaking to Sky News he said: "As things (are) going on, until we reach herd immunity, people need to be very careful. "They need to wear a mask, social distance. There is light at the end of the tunnel, it's real. We never believed to have a vaccine of this efficiency so people need to be patient. "I believe that the second half of 2021 will be a very different experience for a lot of us. "I think if we will be able to vaccinate, we can go back to normal life." The companies plan to submit their safety data to the Food and Drug Administration by the end of the week, Sahin said, adding that they hope the vaccine will be granted emergency use authorization by December or early next year. He also said that by March, other vaccines might be approved and distributed, enabling 60% to 70% of the population to get vaccinated by fall 2021. "So I expect the most difficult time ... is this winter until March, maybe April, and then the supply of the vaccines will help to get initial control of the situation and full control might be accomplished [by the] end of the summer next year, so we can have a normal autumn and winter 2021," he said. hxxps://abcnews.go.com/Health/biontech-ceo-explains-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-plans/story?id=74278184
garycook
18/11/2020
11:47
wba - in my experience there is dual pricing for all insurance companies. I have moved business every time I needed to. So if one is cheap one year - it gets the opportunity by phone to compete the next - sometimes they move sometimes they don't but as discussed with them , they know the game , some years they are chasing volume some years not. This applied to those in price comparison sites and those without.
fenners66
18/11/2020
09:10
Usual trading range, 280/340. Ignore special needs clockwork, the adult learning centre is closed at the moment. This is a trading share. 20pc a year without fail.
porsche1945
17/11/2020
16:59
Big volume here today seller cleared?
rolo7
16/11/2020
20:10
No joining in with the market euphoria on news of another antivirus here today. Looks like return to normal is negative then.
deadly
16/11/2020
09:47
Very informative thread wba1 but assuming the FCA ban price walking, won't they just increase premiums for all customers across the board? Maybe price equalization might be better in the long term as I guess attracting new customers is expensive.
father jack1
16/11/2020
06:08
Recently sold ADM because of making a nice profit,and the dividend is now only 3.84%,and switched into DLG for the 7.5% plus yield.Also a possible 20% upside from here.Sabre ok,but only Yield,s 4.78% atm.
garycook
15/11/2020
20:33
All good, save for you that fact you fail to mention the changes in personal injury claims due to come in April 2021 - saving DLG circa 250m per annum hxxps://www.mass.org.uk/news-press/mass-in-the-media/mass-media-2017/insurers-will-winners-consumers-losers-personal-injury-reforms-economic-study-shows/
sufc555
15/11/2020
15:33
Direct Line is a trading share (and an excellent income share if that is your need) but expecting it to top 400 again is very optimistic. On the plus side (and short term) 2020 (and 2021 to some extent) will produce significant excess profits from lower claims, although the CEO will probably stash a lot of this in surplus reserves so published results will understate the excess. The surplus reserves accumulated will then enable profit flow to be smoothed, maybe up to 2025. The problem (going forward) lies in the FCA pricing report. Direct Line are horribly exposed to a ban (or lesser clampdown) on dual pricing (low year one rates followed by price hikes on renewal). In excess of 50% of their earned premium is benefitting from this practice (on retail lines, especially motor and household) and this is not well balanced by other unaffected business as is the case with most competitors (such as Aviva). If the FCA are determined to reduce this practice I would estimate the increase in the motor loss ratio for Direct Line (in the absence of general rate increases which would make them less competitive) would be in excess of 5% - a huge hit. So whilst Direct Line earnings look secure for 3-4 years the longer outlook is muddy. For trading purposes in this sector Sabre is an interesting alternative. It shares some features of Direct Line (a premium rating to some competitors and a reliable income/divi) without the downside (no exposure to the FCA). I used to be on the ABI Motor Committee and know both companies well. Sabre is the quality play in the retail sector (along with Admiral, whose business model is more that of a broker than primary insurer). All of them have trading potential and offer value at present, but Direct Line would be my third choice. I think one thing that is obvious is that much of the insurance sector has been downgraded due to wider market sentiment than because of fundamentals.
wba1
15/11/2020
08:50
CO,Good move 350p.Could go to 400p again if FTSE hits 7,700 again
garycook
14/11/2020
04:01
Bought the bottom here as well huh? Gonna... sell.... the.... top?Yawn.
cl0ckw0rk0range
13/11/2020
12:24
This week sees another of Investor’s Champion’s Income Booster stocks reinstate its dividend, along with positive trading reports from several of their other dividend picks. #ba. #dlg #land #ng
energeticbacker
12/11/2020
10:25
Plenty more than 3 times. I sold mine yesterday for a 20p profit and will be happy to buy back at 270p.
encarter
11/11/2020
09:51
BERENBERG RAISES DIRECT LINE TARGET TO 362 (356) - 'BUY'
mo123
11/11/2020
08:59
Plus the divi if you time it right
encarter
11/11/2020
05:36
Which is why dlg is such a great trading share. You can trade this at 10% profit at least 3 times a year. 30% annual gain. Sweet.
jonnybig
10/11/2020
14:04
A solid yet uninspiring set of figures from a solid yet uninspiring company. The share price will oscillate between 280-340 until next April when they will announce a similar final year figure and dividend to last year.
father jack1
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