Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Saga Plc LSE:SAGA London Ordinary Share GB00BLT1Y088 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.40p -1.69% 198.30p 198.50p 198.60p 201.70p 198.10p 201.70p 1,555,032 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 871.3 193.3 14.1 14.1 2,221.55

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
30/6/2017
14:33
It really needs to break through 215p to convince me that this recent uptrend will continue. Since March the share price has gone nowhere with 2 lower 'highs' and 2 lower 'lows'. So the trend is still downwards. This isn't the most dynamic of companies and Lance Batchelor is another one of these clichéd management-speak merchants, who doesn't fill me with great confidence. The run up to the IMS in Sept will be interesting.
bend1pa
28/6/2017
11:40
Over 5 mill buys this morning.
optomistic
22/6/2017
09:37
Trading update 22 June 2017 Saga plc, the UK's leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50, announces a Trading Update covering the period 1 February to 21 June 2017. Saga is holding its Annual General Meeting at its headquarters in Folkestone today at 11.00am. The Group's core insurance and travel businesses have continued their good start to the year with the backdrop of a changing political and economic environment. Saga remains well positioned to deliver against the strategic objectives set out at its capital markets event on 29 March 2017. The Group's interim results will be announced on 22 September 2017. Lance Batchelor, Chief Executive Officer, said "We have made a good start to the year across our core trading divisions. We remain on track to deliver on our strategic objectives, including the launch of our membership scheme, Saga Possibilities, which will go live later this year."
jurgenklopp
21/6/2017
17:35
"John Goodsell, Chairman, exercised 2,702,702 shares in the company on the 16th June 2017 at a price of 0.00p. The Director now holds 5,266,805 shares." That is one very nice bonus!
optomistic
20/6/2017
09:34
Does anyone have any ideas as to why Digital Look are showing a fall in the forecast DPS to 7.71p (2016: 8.50p)? I can't see anything in the Final Results which suggests there might be a drop in the dividend in the current FY?
speedsgh
18/5/2017
09:48
Or it might develop a new phase of strength up to 220p resistance. Toss a coin.
yump
17/5/2017
19:04
Looks like the share price is about to enter a new phase of weakness. Expect sub 190 within the next few months, but then an opportunity to buy or add.
bend1pa
11/5/2017
15:58
Ex div today.
its the oxman
25/4/2017
09:58
Tipped in The Telegraph today... HTTP://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/shares/buy-saga-healthy-dividend-profits-growing-customer-base/
philanderer
15/4/2017
08:51
It's been a long time since I saw a pattern like that on SAGA's daily chart!
optomistic
12/4/2017
16:15
A strong move for no news. The puzzlement of the the fall to £2 in spite of good news was fairly widespread amongst commentators. I guess a bit of a rethink.
stewart64
12/4/2017
09:21
Saga share price and volume strongly up so far today.
dolores123
07/4/2017
08:45
Dolores...and by the time you are 70 you should have made a few £'s Slow moving SAGA, was in at the flotation, sold out at a profit then back in a 190p, it's been steady since then.
optomistic
07/4/2017
07:54
Upbeat article in shares mag yesterday so I bought a few! I must be over 50!! LOL!!
dolores123
30/3/2017
07:22
Supposedly the bond market has hit the end of an xx year bull run, so I've been shifting money into high yielding stocks. Hopefully not the ones that have high yield because they're doing badly, but the ones that are solid, or out of favour, or 'boring'. o/t it was very annoying when Cadbury were taken over - that was an easy share to sit on as a big proportion of portfolio for decent divs. People actually buy more choc. in recessions, as they move towards smaller treats.
yump
30/3/2017
06:38
Indeed if you can find another half dozen fourteen times p/e companies yielding 4% with consistant growth and falling debt within the FTSE 350 you will be lucky with bonds yielding 1%.
stewart64
30/3/2017
06:37
Saga’s unique business continues to deliver, says Hargreaves - HTTP://citywire.co.uk/money/the-expert-view-virgin-saga-and-the-aa/a1004483?ref=citywire-money-picture-galleries-list#i=5 The focus of over-50s group Saga (SAGA) on car insurance and holidays is working well for the brand, which has grown its dividend 18% year-on-year. Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Nicholas Hyett said the group’s strategy revolves around ‘using the strength of its holiday brand to sell a variety of more mundane products to its over-50s client base’ and the unique mix has seen profits before tax increase 5.6% to £1.9 billion in the 12 months to 31 January. The final dividend is set at 5.8p, taking the full payment to 8.5p – an 18% increase on last year. The shares were trading down 1.7%, or 3p, at 206p at the time of writing. The strength of the company is partly to do with outsourcing of underwriting, said Hyett. ‘Historically Saga underwrote its own insurance contracts, taking advantage of the lower risk profile of more mature customers. However its increasingly funnelling customers through to a panel of independent underwriters who compete to offer the best price, keeping only the lowest risk customers for itself,’ he said. ‘It looks like that shift is paying off.’
speedsgh
30/3/2017
06:29
A lot of shareholders complaining about pedestrian growth etc. Not sure what they or the Market expects. This is not a pie in the sky 60 times earnings 1% yielder that needs rapid growth to justify valuation. Results look great, stock oversold yesterday. Crucially debt going the right way.
stewart64
29/3/2017
13:25
Hehe. Think we can safely assume that you are not one of their c500k "High-affinity Customers" that they are supposed to have identified. At least I hope not, otherwise they have got their strategy rather wrong! From today's results... "Our growing understanding of our customers has provided us with a unique opportunity to use our rich proprietary data to interact with them more efficiently to better understand what they want and to deliver it right across the business. We are also able to identify customers who are more likely to have an affinity with the brand over time, and to use our marketing resources more effectively by targeting and rewarding those customers who are, or have the propensity to be Higher-affinity Customers. Through this work, we have identified a core group of c.500k HACs that form around 20% of our customer base, and have contributed around 80% of customer value over the last three years. This HAC group has the following key characteristics, all of which deliver greater lifetime value to Saga. They: · buy premium versions of what we sell; · have higher retention levels; and · have a higher propensity to buy multiple products across the Group, holding an average of 2.1 core products each. We now fully understand the journeys by which these customers have developed a high affinity for Saga and the reasons why certain customers have not. This means that we are now in a position to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our direct marketing model to better identify and target existing or potential HACs. Historically, we have managed a highly effective product marketing approach, evidenced by our industry leading customer acquisition costs in insurance. This marketing was based on average returns. By looking at it from the viewpoint of customer affinity, rather than by value of product, we can significantly refine this model to increase efficiency. Just as importantly, we have been able to identify customers who have an affinity with the brand but who currently have neither the long tenure, nor multiple product holdings. By considering their purchasing propensities, we can ensure that we approach and market to them in a way that optimises the likelihood of them developing an affinity with Saga. We have made a key improvement to our systems capability which will enable us to do this. In our core insurance and travel businesses, we have two excellent acquisition machines, whose demographic focus means we are constantly 'touching' current and new, potentially high-affinity, customers. The improved capability enables us to monitor in real time what customers are doing and, just as importantly, what they have done while journeying through any of our systems, both online and through our call centres. It will also enable us to automatically offer the customer the right product based on their history and their propensity to buy."
speedsgh
29/3/2017
12:11
Been with Saga for a few years but in the last year have changed Home Insurance to a much cheaper U.K. provider Have just changed my Saga Car Insurance to a big UK Insurer ....roughly 25% cheaper and excellent customer service. Need to be careful , imho, that the drive of the business is to increase dividend payment at the cost of being price competitive for their customer base. All imho , no advice etc
ignoble
29/3/2017
10:51
Dividend details from this morning's results... Final Results - HTTP://www.investegate.co.uk/saga-plc--saga-/rns/final-results/201703290700218134A/ "We have continued to deliver on our progressive dividend policy this year, increasing our dividend by 18.1% to 8.5p. This equates to a payout ratio of 62%7 of net earnings, compared to 57%8 in the previous year. Last year, we increased our target payout range from 40%-60%, to 50%-70% as a sign of our confidence that we will continue to deliver strong financial performance. This year's decision to increase the dividend again reflects the Board's ongoing confidence in the sustainability of our dividend policy, which is supported by a strong track record of profit growth and cash generation through our capital efficient model... ...Based on these results and our positive expectations for the business, we are proposing to increase our final dividend to 5.8p, leading to growth in the full year dividend of 18.1% to 8.5p per share... ...The Directors propose a final dividend for the year ended 31 January 2017 of 5.8p per share, which is subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 22 June 2017 and would be paid on 30 June 2017." HTTP://www.corporate.saga.co.uk/retail-investors/financial-calendar Ex-dividend - Thurs 11 May Payment - Fri 30 June
speedsgh
29/3/2017
09:27
Shares have trending sideways since listing but with decent results hopefully pressure is slowly building for a run to the sunny uplands beyond 250p.
its the oxman
29/3/2017
09:25
Saga has reported solid growth in full-year profits, fuelled by good performances in both its divisions, leading to a cut in net debt and an increased dividend. The compnay saw its underlying pretax profit rise of 5.6% to £187.4m for the twelve months to 31st January. The group's basic earnings per share increased by 6% to 14.1p, while its net debt at the year-end was £464.8m, down 15.1% on a year earlier. The group said its sustained cash generation led to less debt, resulting in the firm being within it's medium term debt range.
mj19
29/3/2017
09:02
Good results...must have been in the price. Should climb from here over the next 6 months.
optomistic
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