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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  +4.90p +0.59% 829.40p 4,329,586 16:35:07
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
827.90p 828.20p 829.60p 821.20p 824.20p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 15,250.00 2,708.00 102.60 8.1 28,187.0

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17/8/2018
09:20
National Grid Daily Update: National Grid is listed in the Gas Water & Utilities sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker NG.. The last closing price for National Grid was 824.50p.
National Grid has a 4 week average price of 788.80p and a 12 week average price of 788.80p.
The 1 year high share price is 981.70p while the 1 year low share price is currently 733p.
There are currently 3,398,485,693 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 6,396,134 shares. The market capitalisation of National Grid is £28,187,040,337.74.
06/8/2018
09:55
newbank: Prewar you really are pathetic! Have you ever met the Chairman, or the Board for that matter? Have you ever worked with them? Of course he is doing a great job if your remit is to destroy the share price in case of the Marxist Brother ever realise their ambition. I know many Employees who are Union Members but despise the nasty Marxists for threatening their life savings, pensions and livelihood. But that doesn't matter when the Left Wing are only interested in destroying the economy and destroying one of the greatest Utility Companies this Country has produced. Just like Gordon Brown sold all the gold, the utilities have been sold and never should be brought back into Public Ownership. Regulate, yes! But stop the Left Wing rhetoric. If you are a Labour supporter you would dislike the Chairman more than others so wind it in. You have already mentioned that you do not hold many NG shares and that you would love to see the Company Nationalised. I cannot see any reason why you would post on a Financial Bulletin Board unless your purpose is to do the Nasty Party's work ( Labour) Haven't you got the message yet? No one on here is interested in your Left Wing, anti capitalist Marxist following. That is why many refuse to engage with you. If the share Price rose to £12 I imagine you would be cursing the 'Board'. So please take the hint, your Left Wing rhetorical comments are not appreciated, add nothing and in many cases your comments are unqualified. Don't bother to reply, unless you have OCD, just take the hint.
01/8/2018
12:37
utyinv: Someone is forcing this lower. Probably due to the terrible AGM. They talk about how great the Company has done over the last year, what projects have come on line and how rosy the future is yet the share price falls. Isn’t the AGM for shareholder interests? What are Shareholders generally interested in? Answer, How their investments are doing and the prospects for the future. Yet during the whole presentation they failed to correlate how these great capital investment projects will create a greater return in both capital and dividend income. If you own a factory and decide to invest by expanding you do not do so to keep the status quo. You expect bigger profits. Yet in National Grids case the share price falls. So there are questions that need addressing, and unless investors get an inflation busting return then investment is better channelled elsewhere.
30/7/2018
11:22
whitestone: Is the share price drop due to this confirmation of the 3-5% cost of equity range? Since this was already known and little movement expected, I would have thought, this does seem a bit OTT… https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/national-grid-NG./share-news/Ofgem-Confirms-Price-Controls-Approves-National-G/77957781 “Ofgem Confirms Price Controls; Approves National Grid's Nuclear-Plant Upgrade 30/07/2018 8:06am Dow Jones News By Adam Clark The U.K.'s energy regulator Ofgem said Monday that it has confirmed its proposed price controls for energy networks from 2021 onward, and that it has approved National Grid PLC's (NG.LN) upgrade plans for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Ofgem said there is no change to the proposed 3% to 5% cost of equity range, which represents the amount companies can pay their shareholders. The cost of equity is currently set at 6% to 7%. However, Ofgem said the default length of the price controls from 2021 will be five years, compared with eight years currently. Ofgem estimates the price controls will save customers over 5.0 billion pounds ($6.56 billion). The regulator said it will extend the scope for opening up network upgrades to competition in the next price-control period, and will subject network companies' spending plans to open hearings. Ofgem said it has confirmed that National Grid can build the grid upgrade to connect the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, England. However, Ofgem said it will set the revenue which National Grid can earn from the upgrade, based in part on its experience of competition for offshore wind-farm tenders. National Grid said in response that the decision doesn't affect its plans for the upgrade. National Grid said the project is expected to cost a total of GBP650 million, with the majority of the spending incurred in the price-control period from April 2021 onward.”
06/7/2018
18:59
prewar: Hey Newbank Not sure being negative about the SP, think NG doing ok given Ofgem seem to be sharpening their to date very blunt pencil. Weren't you being a tad negative about Badar selling a few shares and the share price not being £12 fairly recently? Not sure why you persist in trying to defend something that was clearly incorrect, bizarre, not sure anybody would think any worse of uty or you for dropping a clanger. Regarding your nifty piece of analysis not that it's relevant to the original 'Over £3 drop within a year' comment, I thought the share consolidation went through pre-end of May 17 so on the 31st you'd have had 11 shares not 12, might be wrong though. Normally takes a few days to sort these things through, like a divi payment being a few weeks after share price going ex-div. Won't be going the AGM, typically frightful boring affairs, unless some chap asks one of the directors if he's been banging his missus, that was NG wasn't it? A while back IIRC. Tend to speak with IR with any questions, read the accounts and the Ofgem and a few other websites. Not got any new concerns currently. I agree Hinkley point is pretty important, could be up or downside from here depending on the outcome, similarly RIIO T2, level of returns and incentives. I'm sure Uty's a nice chap, used to post some interesting stuff but nowadays he posts some dross though doesn't he? Lots of political rhetoric, conspiracy theory nonsense and just stuff that's plain wrong. Recent one was the yanks smashing it down pre-UK close every day, that one seems to have gone awry today. I'm sure it's frustration and a bit of emotional attachment to the company and thus share price but it's probably confirmation bias, see patterns over a very short term and think it's something other than coincidence, you can see why lots of PI's don't perform as well as the wider market if believing this sort of stuff.
11/5/2018
09:03
prewar: Not convinced with JP. One week away from results and the share price is tanking. Has there been another leak to the ‘City’ friends of Chairman Peter Gershon? Was Andrew Bonfield’s offer from Caterpillar too good to turn down despite the fact that Caterpillar are going through some difficult times regarding claims of tax evasion. Was Bonfields plan to restore shareholder value and protect shareholder capital by investing big in the US reined in to comply with Ofgems demands on National Grid to run the Company as a Charity and to be content with a return on capital of around 3% whilst inflation in the U.K. is 4% and current returns in the US is 9%? In a couple of months the AGM may just prove a difficult time for Pettigrew and Gershon where remuneration rewards along with bonuses will be seriously questioned. Bonuses are there to reward for exceptional performance, I cannot see a share price falling 30% as exceptional performance. If the share price rose 30% from its highs, then yes, that is great performance but as it stands there isn’t justification to pay either of them the basic salary. Failure is failure! Uty, not sure para 3 is right, don't think Ofgem expecting to run UK side of NG as a charity. Are you saying the return is less than RPI? Doesn't sound right that?
09/5/2018
09:24
utyinv: Not convinced with JP. One week away from results and the share price is tanking. Has there been another leak to the ‘City’ friends of Chairman Peter Gershon? Was Andrew Bonfield’s offer from Caterpillar too good to turn down despite the fact that Caterpillar are going through some difficult times regarding claims of tax evasion. Was Bonfields plan to restore shareholder value and protect shareholder capital by investing big in the US reined in to comply with Ofgems demands on National Grid to run the Company as a Charity and to be content with a return on capital of around 3% whilst inflation in the U.K. is 4% and current returns in the US is 9%? In a couple of months the AGM may just prove a difficult time for Pettigrew and Gershon where remuneration rewards along with bonuses will be seriously questioned. Bonuses are there to reward for exceptional performance, I cannot see a share price falling 30% as exceptional performance. If the share price rose 30% from its highs, then yes, that is great performance but as it stands there isn’t justification to pay either of them the basic salary. Failure is failure!
28/3/2018
14:03
utyinv: Nice to start reading positive publications (mind you they are known to change their tune.... often :) ) Is the National Grid share price the bargain of the year? The National Grid (LSE: NG) share price has dived 30% year-to-date and is now more than 35% off its all-time high printed in mid-2016, excluding dividends. However, despite these declines, the National Grid business is still powering ahead. For the six months to the end of September, adjusted operating profit increased by 4% to £1.4bn. That being said, on a statutory basis, earnings per share for the period declined 12% year-on-year, and for the full-year, analysts are forecasting earnings shrinkage of 5.3%. Still, in my opinion, a 5.3% decline in earnings does not justify a 30% decline in the value of the shares. Indeed, even after factoring-in the earnings decline, the shares are now trading at their lowest valuation in six years. The bargain of the year? With a dividend yield of 6.2% on offer, the shares certainly look appealing for income investors, but the critical question is, what’s behind the recent share price decline? As my Foolish colleague Edward Sheldon recently pointed out, there are currently three significant threats overhanging the company. These include the danger of renationalisation if Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gets into power, action by power regulator Ofgem, which has promised its “toughest̶1; ever crackdown on energy network profits, and rising interest rates. Of these three headwinds, in my view, investors only have to worry about the prospect of renationalisation. Indeed, Ofgem’s new price controls, won’t come into force until 2021 and the firm is working flat out to increase its exposure to the US to offset stricter regulation here in the UK. Almost 50% of revenue now comes from the US. This division is growing much faster, with profit rising 19.2% for the half year to the end of September to £526m compared to an 11.5% fall in operating profit at the UK electricity transmission business to £540m. The company spent twice as much (£1bn) investing in its US business than in the UK during the period. Meanwhile, higher interest rates have resulted in investors selling off ‘bond proxies’ like National Grid as they hunt for income elsewhere. So, to some extent, this issue is cosmetic. The company will have to grapple with higher interest rates on its debt, as well, although management should have already provisioned for rising rates. The biggest concern When it comes to the threat of renationalisation, it is impossible to say today how much compensation investors will receive if a Labour government takes over the business. That said, what Corbyn says and might do are two different things, and he may never actually get into power. With this being the case, I’d say the risks are skewed in the firm’s favour. What’s more, there’s already plenty of bad news baked into the National Grid share price. So overall, while some risks are overhanging the shares, I believe that on balance, the group’s 6.2% dividend yield is worth the risk, especially considering the company’s monopoly position in the market and valuation of 12.7 times forward earnings.
10/2/2018
17:42
jonwig: @ Newbank - ironically, the agency which could thwart Labour's plans is the ECJ. All their favoured ways of 'leaving' the EU appear to mean keeping keeping the jurisdiction of the court. Given the intertwined relationships and arguments about fair compensation it's unlikely they could achieve anything on this front anytime soon! Unfortunately the NG. share price wouldn't be likely to make much headway in the meantime!
13/9/2017
19:26
pierre oreilly: Hi Mani, no I'm not a sceptic at all. I pretty well know charting simply doesn't work. I'm trained in maths and science, and I bet most who believe in charting aren't. In maths terms, share price changes are non-deterministic and always, in academic research, the movement is simulated by a random walk (with other criteria necessary when that can be applied). There aren't a great deal of scientific papers on charting, simply because it's non-deterministic. However, when nobel prize winning economists who have studied traders who use charting, there is no difference to random bets. Traders who make a lot are simply lucky, those who lose a lot simply unlucky - a natural occurrence from randomness. On average chartists will lose, due to trading systems being zero sum with costs taken out. (That's the key to making money from charting ... set up an enablimg system to deliver trading services, and encourage trading. One way of encouraging trading is of course to convince people they can know a future share price, and charting seems a successful method of encouragement). You said before that a casino was different from the stock market. But really it isn't, except in the magnitude of risk and costs. Chartists looking at past prices attempting to foresee a future price are absolutely no different from the person who notes down the red and black sequence on the roulette board in an attempt to work out what colour will come next. Just as any red/black sequence is irrelevant to the next spin, so past share prices are irrelevant to the direction of the next tick and future prices (which are actually driven by sentiment which itself is driven by pretty random asynchronous events) Of course you may believe patterns indicate a future price, but you'd get a nobel prize yourself if you could publish a paper on how that is done. I find it difficult understanding your stance. You say examine past share prices and you can predict future prices, or the probability of future prices, and yet you say that most of your predictions are wrong, and you make money via stop loss strategies etc. The probability of a random guess is 50%, yet by your own admission, your charting delivers less success than random bets. The ultimate test is of course as i have highlighted. If anyone can predict future prices (or the probability of future prices at greater than say 51%) then they would be exceptionally rich. My guess is chartists like to believe chartism works, and so lay much more emphasis on the approx 50% of successful trades and tend to forget the approx 50% of trades which lose.
13/5/2017
08:55
utyinv: As the share price rises the attractiveness of the Special Dividend and the corresponding share consolidation is less appealing. However, it depends on whether the strategy adopted by the NG ‘Board’ works in the long run where I would hope we would start to see some growth in the share price. Because let’s be honest for a progressive Company the share price has been rather disappointing where having languished in the £10 are for years it should be showing signs of upward momentum, hence analysts suggesting it should have reached £13 / share as far back as 2015. Anyway, whether you decide that the Special Dividend and share consolidation is for you or not is a person decision based on how confident you believe the move will bring future benefits to shareholders. In earlier posts, someone quoted a share holding of 20,000 so let’s use that as an example. Now If, a big If, the share price remains the same after the share consolidation (with the special Divi being cancelled out by the consolidation), the Private Investor will in the short term be worse off ignoring the tax liability that may result. Example, 20,000 shares at current price of £10.43 gives a value of £208,600 ignoring dealing selling costs and spread costs. 20,000 shares Special Divi of 84.375p = £16,875 Share consolidation: (20,000 /12) x 11 = 18,333 new shares. New total value if new shares have the same price as old shares:- 18,333 shares at £10.43 = £191,213 + £16,875 = £208,088. But if you wanted to buy the new shares back using your special dividend; if the price remains £10.43 post consolidation then with dealing tax on buying back you will effectively lose an additional £84 in dealing tax (£16,875 X 0.5%). In addition to normal dealings costs and spread costs. As for capital gains tax; as mentioned earlier in my post to Pierre, it begs the question about the 30 day rule whether buying the new shares is regarded as the same as the old shares. The new shares are not the same as the old shares and there is a clause excluding share consolidations, new share issues etc. It is all in the interpretation and to be certain you would have to consult a specialist who may end up charging you. Let’s hope the strategy works for shareholders in the long run, hopefully seeing future growth in share price. IMO!
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