Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
National Grid LSE:NG. London Ordinary Share GB00BDR05C01 ORD 12 204/473P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.50p +0.18% 829.30p 828.20p 828.40p 836.30p 828.20p 831.60p 5,542,782 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 15,250.0 2,708.0 102.6 8.1 28,183.64

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
14/10/2018
09:04
Yes and NG offers a growing dividend plus capital gains when the share price recovers.
coxsmn
13/10/2018
23:37
This will be a true defensive hold especially with the majority of the business interests now in the US and high divi if the current market volatility leads to a continued market downturn.
bountyhunter
13/10/2018
17:09
Still the divi arrives no matter
abbotslynn
12/10/2018
21:44
Thanks, both.
woodhawk
12/10/2018
21:39
Investors are overreacting to Labour's radical policies – National Grid is a bargainBritain's energy network operator offers rising dividends in the face of political meddlingWith Mr Corbyn and John McDonnell in Downing Street, their dread promises to renationalise large swathes of privately owned companies would become government policy.It is that fear, Questor believes, that has driven down the share price of National Grid, Britain's gas and electricity network operator. It was the Income Portfolio's first purchase, two years ago, at £10.58.Yesterday it closed at 799p.Yet Questor agrees with Berenberg analysts that even if Labour were to win a hypothetical election it would have to "overcome significant financial, political, and possibly legal hurdles in order to nationalise".It yielded just over 4pc two years ago. At today's price, it is approaching 6pc. It remains a favourite of Jeremy Lang, manager of Questor favourite Ardevora.
coxsmn
12/10/2018
21:37
Questor makes no comment on the fact that over 50% of the business is US based. No US Government will allow a Marxist Led Government to run anything in the USA. Democrats hate Marxists almost as much as Republicans. Questor: investors are overreacting to Labour's policies – and that means National Grid is a bargain Questor share tip: Britain’s energy network operator offers rising dividends in the face of political meddling Like it or not, the risk of a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government in the not-too-distant future is real. All it would take is a disastrous exit from the EU in April or a sudden breakdown in Conservative-DUP relations to trigger yet another general election. With Mr Corbyn and John McDonnell in Downing Street, their dread promises to renationalise large swathes of privately owned companies would become government policy. It is that fear, Questor believes, that has driven down the share price of National Grid, Britain’s gas and electricity network operator. It was the Income Portfolio’s first purchase, two years ago, at £10.58. Yesterday it was trading at 806.6p. Yet Questor agrees with Berenberg analysts that even if Labour were to win a hypothetical election it would have to “overcome significant financial, political, and possibly legal hurdles in order to nationalise”. National Grid’s share price may also have been driven down by the glacial rise in interest rates since Bank Rate rose in August. It is a classic “bond proxy”, a producer of steady dividends made possible with the insulation of its monopoly and a highly regulated price-controlled market. As such, when rates on bonds and other assets rise, its price is bound to fall. The portfolio bought £25,000 of shares to serve as a dependable bedrock upon which racier stocks would provide the high income necessary to hit our 5pc yields target. To date, it has been among our worst performers on a capital basis. But, remember, the purpose of this portfolio is hard income, in pounds and pence, it is not capital growth. Though that is of course welcome, it does not provide immediate cash. We have received £1,773 in dividends so far and this is set to rise. The firm’s policy of raising payouts at least in line with the Retail Prices Index (RPI) looks secure for now. The terms of the next set of Ofgem’s price controls, which comes into effect in 2021, look reasonable. Plans to expand National Grid’s network of “interconnectors” to mainland Europe and Scandinavia should boost revenues by up to £250m from 2023, according to Berenberg. It yielded just over 4pc two years ago. At today’s price, it is approaching 6pc. It remains a favourite of Jeremy Lang, manager of Questor favourite Ardevora.
utyinv
12/10/2018
20:36
Brief quote, coxsmn?
woodhawk
12/10/2018
20:05
NG covered in Today's Daily Telegraph, Questor Buy.
coxsmn
06/10/2018
13:23
It means a better buying opportunity for me.
coxsmn
06/10/2018
11:58
Cox the market does not view it that way, Ng is seen as a proxy Bond
atlantic57
06/10/2018
11:33
10yr US yield rising to 3.23% (1yr 2.62 & 5yr 3.07) is no match for Uk defensive stocks NG, SSE etc.
coxsmn
04/10/2018
13:21
Defensive sold off in the US yesterday as US yields spiralled to Levels not seen since 2011.
utyinv
03/10/2018
16:07
some of these board members have to go , they are ornaments and expensive ones ?
neddo
02/10/2018
09:01
Only major growth to date is in their own Salary and Bonuses!
gbh2
02/10/2018
08:32
Bottom line ROE 9.5% Another reason why IMO NG should be concentrating on the US business and not the U.K. business. If any of you have been watching the investment day presentations to investors held in London on 21st Sept ( Web ) it was all ‘Great’, ‘Rosey’ we have achieved this and that. But the bottom line is what have we got in return? Over a year ago many reinvested their special dividend to offset the consolidation and based on Company policy to dump the heavily regulated Gas Distn business in preference for lucrative areas of business which will boost growth and returns for investors. Nearly 18 months on what growth have we seen reflected in the share price? Many investors have been patient with the CEO based on the promises and confident boasts he and his Board made about future growth and returns to investors.
utyinv
02/10/2018
07:52
hTtps://www.investegate.co.uk/national-grid-plc--ng--/rns/national-grid--ma-gas-2018-rate-case-order/201810020700116155C/
gbh2
26/9/2018
20:36
None of the fund managers get burnt these days, the algorithms are designed for them to control the rise and fall the share price imo.
gbh2
26/9/2018
13:57
It seams that the algorithms kick into sell at 12:00 hrs. The reoccurrence is too frequent to be random. Would love Pettigrew (CEO) to come out with some good news to wrong foot those who may be shorting this stock.
utyinv
25/9/2018
22:08
We've been here with a depressed share price several times in the past, sometimes for years despite ongoing 'stability' in the regulatory regime and an ongoing long term asset replacement and expansion programme. Call it sentiment, blame the current/last CEO, blame the current/last CFO, blame the politicians in power, blame the politicians not in power, blame the staff, blame the monetisation of 'anything' and 'everything' regardless of if it makes any sense or not. It could be that there might be much more value elsewhere, or the company, after all these years really has totally run out of ways to make more money with less resources. It could be the cost of capital for the next regulatory period has been priced in either fully or partially. For more value elsewhere as an investment it could be something stagnant where the share actually maintains capital value rather than something that has eroded capital 30% in 15 months, or something short term that has a guaranteed upside of 10% in a matter of months with no dividend in sight for half a decade or more. It could be something else with massive upside long term that the money is pouring into because someone thinks that company is actually going somewhere. It could even be a hidden retreat from the capital markets by 'the big players' into something else and someone is just waiting for the music to stop. For all the many multitude of scenarios there might conceivably be no 'spare' money for anyone to invest in NG, at least at not the level to move the price where some think it should be. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and £11+ pre restructuring seems a very long way in the past, and some wish they were far more liquid or in alternative currencies or alternative solid investments that offer genuine real returns, not some sham where the 'healthy dividend' is paid twice a year but is totally swamped by a huge ongoing erosion of capital. Anyone would think that NG is like a tobacco company where the product is about to be legislated out of business worldwide, or an oil or mining company massively invested in some overseas tinpot regime that is about to collapse, or a pharmaceutical company with a mega-cure product protected by patent and selling very well that is secretly a killer. Electricity and gas is not going away. It's not going to get significantly cheaper to 'move around' things on the network wear out and need replacing. NG continues to invest in assets that last longer than almost every car and sometime in assets that outlast many humans. If the know-it-alls at OFGEM deem that returns for shareholders will be derisory then the company WILL end up in the hands of some foreign sovereign wealth fund / Teachers pension fund at a knockdown price. Maybe, despite the mythical 'golden share' that IS and was the plan all along.
m100
25/9/2018
19:50
ng share price has fallen due to the general low sentiment in the utilities sector at the moment. However, if we look at the fundamentals, ng is on a p/e of a mere 7.56. If we were to value the business on an unambitious p/e of 10 then the share price would be £10.11. So no, £9.50 share price is still very reasonable. When sentiment changes then the share price could rise rapidly, for the moment its a great buying opportunity with excellent dividend.
coxsmn
25/9/2018
15:29
GBH2 Post 6597 :)
utyinv
25/9/2018
13:04
Sounds a heck of a long way off considering current buying interest.
gbh2
25/9/2018
12:30
950 doesn't sound unreasonable.
coxsmn
25/9/2018
12:06
24 Sep JP Morgan... 950.00 Overweight I wonder what planet their brokers live on.
gbh2
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