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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Legal & General Group Plc LSE:LGEN London Ordinary Share GB0005603997 ORD 2 1/2P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.45 -1.26% 192.55 32,407,629 16:35:15
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
192.75 192.90 195.25 190.65 195.10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 66,786.00 2,156.00 30.92 6.2 11,489
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:31:51 O 2,941 192.612 GBX

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19/9/202021:54Legal and General6,913
28/4/202011:41LGEN poised for a VERY BIG drop.............561
26/6/201716:16who just bought 60 000 000 shares2
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19/9/2020
09:20
Legal & General Daily Update: Legal & General Group Plc is listed in the Life Insurance sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker LGEN. The last closing price for Legal & General was 195p.
Legal & General Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 190.65p and a 12 week average price of 190.65p.
The 1 year high share price is 324.70p while the 1 year low share price is currently 138p.
There are currently 5,966,506,306 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 13,417,169 shares. The market capitalisation of Legal & General Group Plc is £11,488,507,892.20.
17/9/2020
12:35
pierre oreilly: Nick eh? I said i'd never bought a 9% yielding stock. So no, lgen isn't my first. You have a funny view on divis. They are, in times like this, totally uncoupled from the price. i.e. bt lloy with a current zero divi are not priced at zero, exactly the same reasoning as why lgen's divi isn't out of kilter in these exceptional times. If profits stay up, lgen will pay the same or increased divi irrespective of the share price.
17/9/2020
12:23
nick rubens: Ok cheers Pierre, so LGEN is the first 9% yield stock for you then. 5% yield in itself is good but they are not considered Yield Traps, that's likely why they have been maintained and even grown to give you a capital gain. For LGEN to Yield a safer 5%, it would indicate a share price of around 120p.
10/9/2020
11:03
damanko: Going with the flow...: In the last year or so L&G has 'lost' Sir Robert McAlpines pension administration to Fidelity. Perhaps an extrapolation of that one event explains the rapid fall in the share price. Does anyone remember 2001? I say that as the share price today is the same as it was 19 years ago.
02/7/2020
16:26
netcurtains: NAV per share is 153. Share price is about 223. So NAV about 70% of share price. So LGEN is really really cheap ... Take Standard Life it has similar NAV but its liabilities are way bigger than its current assets..... LGEN is incredibly cheap by comparison (using NAV and current assets)
30/6/2020
11:36
zac0_4: EJ - your example, Halma and Four, as 2 companies who pay dividends and have grown their share price considerably is correct. However, look at the level of dividends they pay. Considerably less than L&G. Consequently, I might argue, they are re-investing more back into their businesses and as a consequence are enjoying a greater return. I hope your comment about all doubling share prices over the last 6 years wasn't meant to include L&G?
02/6/2020
10:06
erogenous jones: p0pper, if it is of any help, trying to time the market is generally a mugs game. You could do worse than drip money in, but in my experience any bargain that is smaller than £1,000 will be hammered with dealing costs. Looking at the chart, it seems to me that the share price is making a higher low and a slightly higher high to indicate that the share price should have a go at crossing the 225p mark over the next month provided that volumes remain steady and there is no news to alter the momentum. It could be argued that the share price had become a little frothy during 2019 and things will return to a trading range of 210p to 285p. And I'll be happy with that, if truth be known and simply allow dividends to accumulate for re-investment.
05/4/2020
17:16
younasm: Agreed. I trade both sides and generally speaking I have good insurance cover / profit protection on the downside.I rarely suffer from any short covering sudden jump up in share price - I end up selling shares I own if prices rise too fast.Being able to trade both sides provide more liquidity - I am told. There are times, I get better prices due to this liquidity. I am not against shorting. I am against share price manipulation (that can happen with smaller companies)Good luck - stay healthy.
28/3/2020
15:42
kenmitch: There has never been anything like this before so none of us, (and that probably includes LGEN Directors) know how it will all pan out for LGEN. And that applies to so many Companies. Just look at what Next were saying this time last week and how a week later they have closed online too. It’s very fast moving and unpredictable and that applies to the LGEN share price too. I hold a reduced stake as once this is over LGEN could again be a superb recovery share. But at what price will it bottom? Guesswork.
20/3/2020
09:47
buyandold: To all you naysayers... I refer you to my previous posts, salient points being: 1) I worked for LGEN for 30+ years, 15 as a senior nanager so know it well. 2) C-19 deaths are unlikely to have material impact because LGEN is not a market leader in life cover for over 50's. Also most applicants with underlying health issues would be weeded out at underwriting stage. So LGEN should have relatively low exposure to C-19 related deaths. 3) Older people dying should be positive for the annuity and defined benefit pension buy-out book, which is massive. 4) As a holder of 5%+ of UK Plc there's a gearing effect... LGEN's share price should be expected to react more pronounced to market movements... down and up! 5) LGEN is very strong financially and is unlikely to become a forced seller of equities to maintain financial strength requirements. These measures require equities to be stress tested assuming lower valuations, so £1 invested in bonds is deemed to be 'worth' more than £1 in equities, but because equities are the driver of growth you actually need to stack equities as high as possible. 6) LGEN is a well managed company with market leading positions in its target areas, and us building a growing investment management business in the USA and globally. 7) The company's progressive dividend policy should maintain demand from income seekers. In summary... if you're an investor in equities LGEN should be a core holding.
22/2/2020
10:21
bogdan branislov: How unusual it is to see a FTSE 100 opportunity like LGEN after such a lengthy albeit gradual bull market - technically the bull market briefly broke a couple of times but this has been a very long bull phase. PE around 10, growth around 10%, divi c5%, divi well covered and most important of all, the divi cover goes straight through into very solid tangible balance sheet equity growth year after year. A fair value for LGEN right now would be almost twice the current share price, what is going on? One could argue that given the size of LGEN, the current rate of earnings growth will be difficult to sustain, but even if earnings growth fell to nearer 5% to 6% in 3 or 4 years time, this would have little impact on the rate of balance sheet equity growth which is the most important growth metric. I have held LGEN for about a year now, generally I ignore the FTSE 100 and focus on mid and larger small caps as that is usually where value is more often found. But the numbers for LGEN kept jumping out at me, for a while I kept thinking that I must be missing something, eventually I realised that this was a rare FTSE 100 opportunity to buy high quality growth at a very low price.
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