Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sainsbury (j) Plc LSE:SBRY London Ordinary Share GB00B019KW72 ORD 28 4/7P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.10 1.44% 219.10 1,023,754 10:50:03
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
219.00 219.20 219.40 215.50 215.50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 29,007.00 239.00 9.10 24.1 4,847
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
10:50:03 O 1,013 219.10 GBX

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Sainsbury (j) Daily Update: Sainsbury (j) Plc is listed in the Food & Drug Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SBRY. The last closing price for Sainsbury (j) was 216p.
Sainsbury (j) Plc has a 4 week average price of 198.50p and a 12 week average price of 198.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 307.70p while the 1 year low share price is currently 177.05p.
There are currently 2,212,023,238 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 7,286,788 shares. The market capitalisation of Sainsbury (j) Plc is £4,837,694,821.51.
loganair: Why I think Sainsbury’s will keep being a loser in 2020: The supermarket’s challenge: Sainsbury’s is the second-largest UK grocer behind Tesco, which overshadows it when it comes to market share. The latter has a commanding 27% of the market and has made major strategic steps forward in recent years, including acquiring the wholesaler Booker for £3.7bn and completing a strategic alliance with French group Carrefour to enhance buying power and drive down prices. This progress that Tesco has achieved – even accounting for the fact it came after a period of turmoil – contrasts sharply with the perception of the leadership at Sainsbury’s, which failed in its major mission to acquire Asda. That £7.3bn deal, which would have made Sainsbury’s the biggest UK grocer, was blocked by the UK competition regulator. Having failed to convince sceptics of the benefits of the deal, Sainsbury’s now looks vulnerable. Aldi and Lidl are taking market share, it’s trying to cut debt rapidly and the acquisition of Argos is not arresting a slump in profits. This begs the question: was the Argos buy a mistake and can Sainsbury’s really become an omnichannel retailer? The evidence would suggest it’s struggling. The latest results: Earlier this month, the supermarket reported a 15% fall in interim profits, which it blamed primarily on the phasing of cost savings, higher marketing costs and tough weather comparatives. The chief executive also apportioned blame to Brexit, although the extent to which people stop buying food because of an election or leaving the EU is hard to quantify. These results show the group has struggled in recent times. It follows on from first-quarter results that also showed sales falling, so it’s far from being a one-off. In the 16 weeks to June 29, Sainsbury’s saw like-for-like sales down 1.6% excluding fuel. Falls came across grocery, general merchandise and clothing, indicating no part of the business is doing well, although it has to be said that clothing fell in Q1 but rose in Q2. On the face of it according to the low P/E and the high dividend yield, the share price looks cheap. Though given the steep fall in the shares during 2019, I expect Sainsbury’s could continue to lose investors money throughout the next 12 months and beyond. Personal note - I've always wondered what are QIA doing considering they bought their over 20% stake in Sainsbury's at around 600p per share???
loganair: The Sainsbury’s share price has fallen 33% in a year. Time to buy? It’s difficult to overstate what a dire long-term investment J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) has been. The share price this year is at its lowest level on the chart I’m looking at — and the chart goes back to 1990! Thirty years of hurt, to borrow a famous refrain. However, could this sorry history be about to reverse? In other words, is it time to buy the stock? Recent performance: Let’s make no bones about it, Sainsbury’s performance over the last half-decade hasn’t been any more encouraging than its longer-term achievement. Earnings per share (EPS) have fallen in four of the five years, and another drop is forecast for the current year (ending March 2020). The dividend per share (DPS) has been similarly disappointing, and is expected to be cut to a new low this year. If you’d invested in Sainsbury’s before its interim ex-dividend date in November 2013, you’d have paid around 400p a share and gone on to pick up a decade-high 17.3p annual DPS, giving you a nice yield of 4.3%. However, today, you’d not only be sitting on a near-50% capital loss, but also (after multiple dividend cuts) be in for a yield of just 2.5% this year on your original investment. Heck, you can get a better annual interest rate than that on some regular cash savings accounts, with no risk to your capital! Market expectations: Back in the summer, following its failed attempt to merge with Asda, I characterised Sainsbury’s as “a weak player in a tough market, and a company whose earnings outlook is deteriorating.”; At the time of its last annual results release on 1 May, market expectations for fiscal 2020 had been for a £652m profit before tax (PBT). Sceptical analysts at Barclays had noted acerbically that the company “is aware it would need to say something if this was plainly unachievable.” The company said nothing. Yet less than two months later, on 28 June, it quietly published a revised pre-tax profit consensus forecast on its corporate website. This was £20m lower at £632m. I suggested:“Keep an eye on that analyst consensus page through the rest of the year. I suspect you may enjoy an object lesson in how struggling companies manage down ‘market expectations’.” Charade: In October, Sainsbury’s issued a restatement of its last annual numbers under new accounting rule IFRS 16, which it’s adopting this year. On 5 November, the company also updated its analyst consensus page from pre-IFRS 16 forecasts of 28 June to post-IFRS 16 forecasts. Looking at the significantly larger negative numbers in the forecast 2019/20 ‘difference217; line than in the restated 2018/19 results, I’d suggest what we’re looking at here is another backstairs managing down of ‘market expectations’, wrapped up in the change to IFRS 16. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a further massaging down of this year’s numbers, and I wouldn’t trust current fiscal 2021 forecasts (PBT £595m, EPS 20.2p and DPS 10.3p) as far as I could throw them. As such, this remains a stock to avoid, in my view.
spob: Actually most people did think it would go through. (myself not included) Which is why the share price shot up and stayed over valued for a long time Mr Coupe was singing about his share options when the share price jumped 22% in one day " Sainsburys are a big company, so they must know what they are doing " LOL people are so easily swayed by money/size
loganair: If Sainsbury's had taken over Asda and as predicted the Sainsbury's share price would have risen to somewhere near 400p and I would have been out and put my money else where as it seems to me that would have been as good as it gets, share pricewise. Sadly I was away when the share price rose to around 340p so am still holding and will be looking to buy more when the share price goes sub 150p, giving a yield of 7.3%. Without such a yield I think Sainsbury's is not attractive or worth buying into. I have been posting for the past 3 years that I think the combined market share of Aldi/Lidl will stabilize when it gets to around 18%, which is 4.1% higher than it is today.
loganair: Is now the time to invest in Sainsbury’s shares? After its failed merger attempt with Asda, supermarket chain J Sainsbury has been having a tough year. In the last 12 months its share price has dropped by almost 40%, and the company has been weighed by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit – food supply disruptions an on-going threat for the company depending on the exact terms of the deal (or indeed no-deal). It may surprise you to hear that I think Sainsbury’s may be an investment worth considering. Cheap returns: Firstly, Sainsbury’s shares are currently offering a dividend yield of about 5.5%, far outweighing the numbers of its listed rivals Tesco and WM Morrison, which return 2.6% and 3.3% respectively. Furthermore, the share price declines of the last 12 months now make the stock cheap, with a P/E ratio of just 9, again beating Tesco and Morrison’s that both have P/E numbers in the 13-14 range. The other number I analysed recently that cannot help but make me think Sainsbury’s shares are currently oversold is the company’s book value. Effectively measuring how much the company is worth if it were wound down right now, Sainsbury’s figure comes in at about £3.80 per share – far above today’s current price of £1.97. Again compared to Tesco and Morrison’s, this number offers both the largest value and is the only one of the three above the current share price. Tesco’s book value is about £1.50 per share compared to the current £2.20 stock price, while Morrison’s is £1.80 vs. a £1.95 share price. Some concern: This isn’t to say there is nothing to be concerned about however. My main concern is due to the broad moves the world has seen in recent years away from bricks-and-mortar stores to the world of online retail. Consumers are becoming ever more tech-savvy, and the convenience of smartphones, tablets and universal broadband continue to boost online retail. Sainsbury’s, while perhaps not part of a dying industry, is certainly a key player in one that needs to adapt. On the plus side though, all the signs are that the company is attempting to do this. Recently rumours emerged that talks may be underway with Uber Eats regarding a partnership for grocery delivery services, while the company is already participating in a two-month trial with Deliveroo, to test the viability of delivering freshly-baked pizzas. Meanwhile, away from its core grocery ops, sales in other areas of its business have been under pressure of late, Sainsbury’s reporting earlier this month that for the 16 weeks to the end of June, clothing sales were down 4.5% while general merchandise sales were down 3.1%. It should be noted though that these are both areas very susceptible to the weather — unsurprisingly fewer shorts, T-shirts and sun loungers are sold in bad weather. I think it is fair to say Sainsbury’s shares may not be the surest investment I have ever talked about, and it is perfectly possible that the shares will fall lower before reaching what I think is their true value. That said, I think even with concerns surrounding the future of high street retail, Sainsbury’s shares may just be worth investing in for those who can hold them for the long term.
loganair: By Robert Stephens Equity Analyst - Following news that the merger between Asda and J Sainsbury was not going to be allowed on competition grounds, the share price of the latter has fallen significantly. In fact, in the last year the company’s shares are down by 36%. This has pushed them to their lowest level in over 25 years. In the short run, it wouldn’t surprise me if the company and peers such as Tesco and WM Morrison Supermarkets see their share prices come under a degree of pressure. Consumer confidence in the UK is weak at the moment, and this may make shoppers more price conscious than they otherwise would be. However, with wage growth being ahead of inflation, I remain relatively optimistic about the long-term prospects for the wider retail industry. Therefore, I believe that Sainsbury’s P/E ratio of around 9.5 suggests that it could offer good value for money at this moment in time. It’s a lower rating than Tesco’s 14 and Morrisons’ P/E ratio of 14.5. However, it should be pointed out that both of those companies have stronger EPS forecasts than Sainsbury’s for the current year, with them being 20% and 10% respectively versus a figure of just 4% for Sainsbury’s. As a result, I think all three supermarkets have long-term investment appeal. Although they may experience challenges as the retail sector transitions towards an increasingly online focus, which may suit sector peer Ocado Group to a greater extent, I’m of the view that they have sound strategies through which to generate improving sales. Further, Sainsbury’s remains highly profitable. Ocado may be able to deliver higher sales growth, and could post stronger capital gains in the near term, but its lack of profitability remains a risk in my eyes. Sure, I’m optimistic about the online-focused company. But, equally, I think that the Sainsbury’s share price could offer investment appeal due to what I view as a low valuation and a strategy that focuses on differentiation and customer loyalty. While further volatility may be ahead for the retail sector, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is capital growth potential on offer over an extended time period.
the grumpy old men: invezz Sainsbury’s share price: Analysts weigh in on Q1 results Tsveta Zikolova Tsveta Zikolova July 4, 2019 2 min read Share this article! Hargreaves Lansdown reckons that the real challenges for J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) are coming from the industry, Citywire reports. The comments came as the blue-chip grocer updated investors on its first-quarter performance yesterday, posting a fall in sales and cautioning that retail markets remained “highly competitive and promotional and the consumer outlook continues to be uncertain”. Sainsbury’s share price fell in the previous session, giving up 0.53 percent to close at 198.45p. The stock underperformed the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index extending its rally and adding 0.66 percent to 7,609.32 points. This morning, the grocer’s shares have gained ground, having climbed 1.59 percent to 201.60p as of 08:18 BST, as compared with a flat Footsie. Sainsbury’s faces industry challenges Citywire quoted Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Sophie Lund-Yates as commenting yesterday that the latest dip in Sainsbury’s sales was not ‘a complete surprise,’ pointing to tough comparisons with the prior year’s figures, when the royal wedding boosted sales. “Looking ahead, the group said conditions are set to remain uncertain,” she said, adding that the supermarket sector was “still seeing competitive pressure, meaning the likes of Sainsbury’s are being forced to push prices down across core products”. “So, while last year’s strong performance makes this trading update harder reading, the real challenges are coming from the wider industry,” the analyst concluded. Other analysts on blue-chip grocer The BBC meanwhile quoted Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, as commenting that the price cuts showed that Sainsbury’s was ‘trying to compete,’ while cautioning that “its more premium image means it will continue to stumble if it tries to overcome its competitors on price”. Shore Capital reaffirmed the blue-chip supermarket as a ‘sell’ yesterday, without specifying a target on the Sainsbury’s share price. According to MarketBeat, the FFTSE 100 group currently has a consensus ‘hold’ rating and an average valuation of 236.60p.
loganair: Could the Sainsbury’s share price ruin your Stocks and Shares ISA? by Andy Ross: From the infamous moment that J Sainsbury (LON: SBRY) boss Mike Coupe was caught singing “we’re in the money ” while waiting for a TV interview, his goal of merging the supermarket he runs with Walmart-owned Asda seemed to start slipping from his grasp. And so it has proved with the Competition and Markets Authority blocking the deal on the grounds of reduced customer choice and likely higher prices. With the merger having been called off, what shape is Sainsbury’s now in as a business and investment prospect? Could it drive your Stocks and Shares ISA to new heights or leave it generating even lower returns than a Cash ISA? The results paint a picture: The simple answer to that question is: not good. The full-year results showed that despite acquiring Argos in 2016, the group only just managed to increase its overall sales by a fairly measly 2.1%. But the bigger problem was the falls in profit before tax and earnings per share. The former fell by a massive 29%, the latter by 32%. The results paint a pretty bleak picture to me of a company that is in poor shape and was desperate to acquire growth and market share through a major acquisition or merger. That is not a recipe anyone should embrace. Indeed, rightly or wrongly, it reminds me of the desperate antics of Carillion trying to buy Balfour Beatty not that long before it collapsed. I’m not saying the same thing will happen at Sainsbury’s, but the company does have some parallels – huge debt, reliance on acquisitions for growth and a high and growing dividend despite a poorly performing business. Debt: Addressing debt first of all, it is seven times greater than pre-tax profit which for me is uncomfortably high. Management recognises the issue and has an aim of reducing debt by £600m over the next three years. This is a good first step, but the level for me is still a concern. Acquisition growth? Although there was praise for the Argos acquisition at the time, nearly three years later, the question has to be asked: was it worth it? In the final results, Sainsbury’s, did not separate Argos’s financial contribution to the group and instead focused on synergies and its presence in Sainsbury’s stores. I think investors deserve a little more detail than that, given £1.4bn was spent on acquiring the business. The dividend: Then there is the dividend. It may be tempting to want to grab shares in a company yielding over 5%. However, with profit before tax plummeting, it is hard to see the sustainability in increasing the dividend and unless the underlying business improves, a future cut to the dividend looks likely to me. It happened to Tesco in recent memory and it could happen to Sainsbury’s too. Even with the share price at its lowest in a decade, I would not be tempted to buy into Sainsbury’s. To me it looks like a value trap, and one that I’m keen not to fall into.
moorsie2: Any predictions on the impact to SBRY share price? To the sector's shareprices?
jdung: if you want waiting for 2-3 years times, now the SBRY share price is 228 p, I think should be " buy "----- at today!
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