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NG. National Grid Plc

1,136.00
-6.50 (-0.57%)
17 May 2024 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
National Grid Plc 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
  -6.50 -0.57% 1,136.00 1,133.50 1,134.50 1,145.50 1,132.50 1,142.50 28,739,943 16:35:20
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Combination Utilities, Nec 24.25B 7.8B 2.1140 5.37 41.84B
National Grid Plc is listed in the Combination Utilities sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker NG.. The last closing price for National Grid was 1,142.50p. Over the last year, National Grid shares have traded in a share price range of 918.60p to 1,145.50p.

National Grid currently has 3,688,191,645 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of National Grid is £41.84 billion. National Grid has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 5.37.

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
21/10/2023
16:32
For really impressive long term dividend growth look to the S&P 500 'Dividend Aristocrats'..
bountyhunter
20/10/2023
17:46
This one looks good for long term dividend growth and has a yield of 3.7%


(switch to "Annual Dividends" at the top)

Maybe a little overpriced following it's recent strong run. Any comments?

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
16:42
anhar - agreed, but miners and builders alike have all taken a hit with dividends (and share prices) and the timing of recovery is unclear so as I'm looking for consistently growing dividends I'm leaving RIO and PSN out, although they would probably have been included a year ago.

Uty - agreed and I don't know what the answer is except to seek out potentially resilient shares which is not easy, especially in the UK market.
Re Labour if they win and further damage to the UK markets ensues then a lot of people's pension funds are going to get hit hard, not that they haven't been hit already. The so called gold plated final salary pension schemes are rapidly becoming a thing of the past and even they invest in the markets to meet their payment committments. Most voters seem to be oblivious of this but then the Tories have dug themselves into a hole with little time left or willingness to make the necessary changes to get themselves out, imho of course!

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
16:33
Sorry posting a bit difficult as travelling abroad.

When gbh2 says pricing in a Labour win….. then yes, but what options do we have as an alternative to stock? If you convert into cash ask yourself why the Gov are badgering the Banks to offer higher interest rates to savers. Notice also why the highest rates offered are outside ISA’s.

Chancellor wants 40% ( if you are a 40% tax payer) on any income from interest earned that is any more than a paltry £500 / year.

You cannot really put earned wealth into property without being stung for either CGT. Income from renting will be heavily regulated and not as lucrative as it has been.

There is no real incentive to build wealth and very little reward for being ambitious

utyinv
20/10/2023
16:27
...RIO looks like a good recovery play and has a strong dividend growth history ...until this year ...when it has been cut as well as no special of course so doesn't quite fit the bill...

I've held big miners RIO and BHP in my income port for many years. Spectacular long term divi returns on average, including two valueable demergers from BHP, but as you suggest they are not progressive divi payers. Instead, their divis are a function of profits and the latter are highly variable due to fluctuating commodity prices. So not for those seeking steady payout rises year on year.

Despite that, I am though happy to hold forever and regard this sector as core in my port. I can live with the divi flucs because my belief is that the long term average payouts wil continue to be good. No guarantees of course.

anhar
20/10/2023
13:58
imo the threat of Nationalisation will be a concern.
gbh2
20/10/2023
13:52
Fwiw Sunak can't win imho. For the Tories to stand any chance they need yet another leadership election to democratically elect a new leader but I guess that won't happen?!
Dangerous territory I know so please take my political thoughts with a pinch of salt!

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
13:47
Yes I agree. That needs to be taken into account. ...but what does that leave, savings certificates?

What shares should do well under labour if any, anyone?

Presumably those with significant foreign earnings like NG.?!

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
13:45
Market pricing in a Labour win!
gbh2
20/10/2023
13:21
Hi Uty

Just checked AV. and while I agree with you re the takeover potential looking on div max the 16 yr div growth is wobbly and long term capital growth poor so I will start a second list for potential takeover targets. Adm is a similar share imho.

BAE looks very good for consistent dividend growth, although already the price has doubled over the last 2 years, have added that one.
PSN has an inconsistent long term dividend record but I agree it has good recovery potential and I already hold a few.
RIO looks like a good recovery play and has a strong dividend growth history ...until this year ...when it has been cut as well as no special of course so doesn't quite fit the bill. Maybe I need a 3rd list for recovery plays!

The reason why I am looking at this is that I'm fed up with seeing more risky shares especially AIM shares being decimated by the UK market and am looking to consolidate into safer dividend payers of which I already hold a number, but intend to increase.

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
13:08
Bounty,

On your lust along with LGen should be IMO Av (Aviva). Last week it was mentioned that they could be a take over target. That’s why it jumped 20p but since then the noise has quietened down due to no news / other news. That aside if the rumoured take over does take hold they are saying the share price could be £6.

Other good dividend stocks to consider IMO ( and please … it isn't a recommendation, so DYOR), are BAE, PSN ( buy low, good divi), RIO.

utyinv
20/10/2023
12:17
Adding RKT(previously highlighted by Skinny) and REL. Comments & suggestions welcome re long term div growth large caps ideally with a decent yield and capital growth, not asking much am I! 😎
bountyhunter
20/10/2023
11:59
ICP has a yield of 5.9% and 14 years of dividend growth history so I'm adding that one.
bountyhunter
20/10/2023
11:51
I like the look of IHG, the strong long term dividend growth pattern has resumed post pandemic (2022).
Results out today look good but the fickle UK market has marked IHG down so I will add it with a question mark as one to keep an eye on.

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
11:23
Thanks for the suggestion, I used to hold that one but sold due to increasing competition from Lidl and Aldi. Also looking at the dividend history over 15 years it is not one of consistent growth. I do hold a few SBRY as Bestway has been building a stake and imho SBRY could be the next large supermarket takeover target. Nai.

Agreed re UK stocks. Maybe I should add Microsoft to the list? The yield is low but the dividend growth history is superb.

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
11:05
The UK share that I hold that I consider to be most like NG is TSCO. Very powerful in its market, well-run, good yield, defensive but with growth options.

On the other hand, I would avoid most UK-centric stocks right now. The moron risk premium is alive and kicking.

viscount1
20/10/2023
10:58
Ok I have done that, so far NG., GRG, AZN, LGEN
bountyhunter
20/10/2023
10:52
Thanks and agreed, already hold that one :)
Maybe I will start a list at the end of the header.

bountyhunter
20/10/2023
10:06
...Do you know of any others in that category, i.e. with long term dividend growth as well as a decent yield?

One current example from the FTSE100 is insurer Legal & General (LGEN) with a high yield around 9%.

anhar
19/10/2023
22:41
This might help a little tomorrow?
bountyhunter
19/10/2023
14:56
Yes that's true, only 5 yrs with a gap in 2020, and I would assume that that combined with perceived political risk is why the yield is close to 10%. I'm surprised it's even listed on the FTSE 250, a bit of an odd ball, possibly not worth the risk.

So far I can only see that GRG is a decent potential match to NG re capital and dividend growth, although AZN is also fairly consistent over many years although with with a lower yield.

bountyhunter
19/10/2023
14:17
Without looking deeper, BGEO doesn't seem to have much dividend history?
skinny
19/10/2023
14:10
Uty has a point in that every day recently the NG price has dropped back in the afternoon..
bountyhunter
19/10/2023
14:02
Hi Skinny

Thanks, I've looked at those two and over 5 yrs GRG has been a high flier with RKT not performing so well taking capital growth and yield into account [edited].

Have you looked at BGEO? ...seems too good to be true so it probably is! It may be that the high yield is accounted for by perceived political risk.

bountyhunter
19/10/2023
13:13
I'm not sure about the decent yield, but GRG & RKT for the long term dividend growth.
skinny
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