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
  -0.90 -0.36% 248.70 4,550,947 16:29:59
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
248.50 248.70 250.20 247.20 250.20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 28,993.00 255.00 5.80 42.9 5,532
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:45:02 O 4,545 249.08 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 249.60p.
Sainsbury (j) Plc has a 4 week average price of 238p and a 12 week average price of 218.90p.
The 1 year high share price is 263p while the 1 year low share price is currently 179.85p.
There are currently 2,224,500,114 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 6,584,168 shares. The market capitalisation of Sainsbury (j) Plc is £5,532,331,783.52.
debsdowner: Speculation that Sainsburys could go private Https:// The sector is still competitive, TESCO saw a 20% decline in profits due to covid but an increase in sales. SAINSBURYS is a good brand name however. The latest news could prevent a serious decline in the share price.
imperial3: All this has done nothing for the share price.So far,today, it has gone down a bit.
muffinhead: Sainsbury's takes on Aldi as supermarket price war heats up Price and home delivery have become the main battlegrounds for the big grocery chains hTtps:// By Laura Onita 10 February 2021 • 6:02pm Sainsbury's has slashed prices on hundreds of products to bring them in line with Aldi in a fresh escalation of the war between major supermarkets. The grocer promised to cut the cost of 250 essentials such as meat, chicken, fruit and vegetables to match the German discounter. It marks the first stage of a plan announced in November by chief executive Simon Roberts to put food at the heart of the business and help shoppers save more on their groceries. The company is following in the footsteps of Tesco, which reduced the price of hundreds of products last year in a bid to fight back against German discounters after its sales surged during lockdown. Mr Roberts said: "Our new commitment to match Aldi prices on hundreds of our most popular products will mean our customers can be confident that they are getting the quality they expect from Sainsbury’s at great prices." Sainsbury's 21 Day matured rump steak now costs £2.32, down from £2.50, for example, and its British whole chicken breast fillets cost £4.79 and not £5. The campaign is in addition to the chain's existing Price Lock promise where the cost of about 2,500 everyday products are fixed for at least eight weeks. An Aldi spokesman said that consumer group Which? recently found that Sainsbury’s prices were over 31pc more expensive than Aldi. He added: "Shoppers know that the only place you can get Aldi prices is at Aldi.” Tesco launched its Aldi price-match in March 2020 and extended it to about 500 products in June. The chain also offers savings through its Clubcard loyalty scheme. Big Four rivals Morrisons and Asda also slashed prices in September and pledged to invest more cash in cheaper items respectively as they hope to lure back shoppers or stop them defecting to Aldi and Lidl. The latest round of cuts comes after the UK’s major grocers were caught off guard during the last recession more than a decade ago when the German chains challenged them on price. The big grocers have been playing catch-up since, beefing up their own label brands, which are typically the cheapest ranges, renegotiating deals with suppliers or investing profits to keep a lid on how much food costs. However, these cuts come at the cost of chipping away their already wafer-thin profit margins. Aldi has a market share of 7.4pc, down from 7.9pc year-on-year, and its sales were up by 5.7pc in the 12 weeks to 24 January. This sales growth was lower than the 12.2pc increase across the UK grocery market as a whole.
spob: ‘Short squeeze’ spreads as day traders hunt next GameStop White House is ‘monitoring the situation’ after surge in targeted stocks on both sides of the Atlantic European companies targeted by Reddit traders include Poland’s CD Projekt, maker of the Witcher series of video games, the pharmaceuticals group Evotec and the battery maker Varta Robert Smith, Laurence Fletcher and Madison Darbyshire in London and Eric Platt in New York Https:// Financial Times 27 January 2021 A “short squeeze” that started on Wall Street swept across the globe on Wednesday, triggering another day of frenetic moves in the share prices of companies with large bets levied against them. The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration was “monitoring the situation” as shares of companies including GameStop, the hard-hit cinema owner AMC and BlackBerry surged in a volatile day of trading. The dramatic moves highlight the growing influence of retail traders, who have organised on the message board site Reddit. The group has focused on pushing up stocks that are the subject of large short bets by hedge funds. Their success in rallying the stock price of GameStop has vindicated a group now targeting companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Stocks such as US home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond, Finnish telecoms group Nokia, German pharmaceuticals company Evotec, former Financial Times owner Pearson and Polish games developer CD Projekt rose sharply in intraday trading. Shares in AMC, which earlier this week clinched a rescue financing, rose 301 per cent on Wednesday, while the retailer Express more than tripled in value. GameStop, which has been at the centre of the retail trading bonanza, shot up 135 per cent. We are recently detecting some European stocks being touted as 'the next GameStop’ among retail investors Ivan Cosovic, Breakout Point The gains stood in stark contrast to a broad market decline triggered by concerns about the rollout of vaccines and pandemic risks to the economy. The US S&P 500 index and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite both slid 2.6 per cent. “It’s like a wolf pack seeking out the weakest member of the herd,” said Steve Sosnick, chief strategist for Interactive Brokers. The flash rallies prompted TD Ameritrade to put trading restrictions in place for several securities, including GameStop and AMC. The company said the limits could include restricting short sales or requiring 100 per cent margin for certain trades, moves it said would mitigate risks for itself and its clients. “We made these decisions out of an abundance of caution amid unprecedented market conditions and other factors,” the brokerage said. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it was aware of the volatility across equity and options markets and it was “working with our fellow regulators to assess the situation and review the activities of regulated entities, financial intermediaries, and other market participants”. William Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth who last month sued the trading platform Robinhood for “gamifying” investing and failing to protect its users, said trading in GameStop should be halted. “At the present time, the best action is to prevent this from being traded,” he told the Financial Times. (Robinhood has denied the allegations in the complaint from the Massachusetts securities division.) Some of the companies whose shares surged were targets of Melvin Capital, a hedge fund that has been singled out by day traders. Those included Evotec, which was up 9.6 per cent; CD Projekt, which rose 5.3 per cent; and the German battery manufacturer Varta, which rose 12 per cent before trimming its gains to trade up 6.2 per cent. Melvin on Wednesday revealed it had closed its GameStop position, having sustained a multibillion-dollar loss on its shorts since the start of this year. Retail investors are using “a tried-and-true hedge fund strategy of swarming crowded trades held by weak-handed investors”, said Andrew Beer, managing member at fund firm Dynamic Beta Investments. In contrast to the US, which has limited disclosure on short bets, hedge funds and other investors have to disclose when they have shorted more than 0.5 per cent of a company’s stock in the EU and the UK, making it easier to target a fund’s positions. Melvin’s latest disclosure shows it has bet against more than 6 per cent of Evotec’s shares, making it the largest single wager against a European company by percentage of shares shorted, according to the data provider Breakout Point. The US hedge fund’s bet against Varta is the fifth largest. The “short squeeze phenomenon fuelled by retail investors’ discussions is spilling over to Europe”, said Ivan Cosovic, founder of Breakout Point. “We are recently detecting some European stocks being touted as ‘the next GameStop’ among retail investors.” The targeting of hedge funds will be viewed with irony by many financial market insiders, given that such funds are often the protagonists in short-selling attacks on troubled companies. Heavily shorted shares with no link to Melvin also rose on Wednesday. Shares in Pearson, the British education publishing company that is the third-most shorted stock in Europe, according to IHS Markit, climbed 14 per cent to close at its highest level in 16 months. Daniel Sundheim’s New York-based hedge fund D1 Capital Partners, which has also been shorting Varta, has the biggest bet against Pearson, at 3.8 per cent of its share capital. The real estate company Wereldhave, in which Woodson Capital has disclosed a 4.2 per cent short position and London-based Adelphi has a 3.6 per cent bet, rose about 5 per cent. Hedge funds in Europe are now fervently scouring lists of most-shorted stocks and message boards such as Reddit for any signs that their short bets could be in trouble. “Any good hedge fund group will be looking at this,” said the head of one multibillion-dollar European hedge fund group. One European hedge fund manager who specialises in short selling described the recent stock market rallies as “insane”, but said the elevated share prices of troubled companies would “make a great opportunity” for short sellers that survived the week’s mayhem. Additional reporting by Patrick Temple-West
loganair: Sainsbury's share price forecast 2021: will the company adapt to the industry’s new reality? by Nicole Willing. Shares in UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have dropped by 15 per cent this year, despite grocery sales rising at their fastest rate in more than two decades during lockdowns to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. What is driving the company’s stock lower? And what is the SBRY share price forecast 2021 and beyond? The highly competitive grocery market in the UK makes for volatile stocks. Investors closely following Sainsbury’s share price news would have seen that the stocks of three of the four largest retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – have all fallen by 15 per cent year to date, while the share price for online supermarket Ocado has doubled since the start of the year. Sainsbury’s cedes market share, faces increased costs: When deciding what to do with Sainsbury shares – buy or sell, investors should consider its position in the market. Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973 – at that time, the largest-ever initial public offering on the exchange. Sainsbury's share price has been in decline since 2018, as the largest supermarket chains have lost market share to discount retailers. The stock fell by around 10 per cent in 2019 and reached its lowest level in 30 years. Sainsbury’s market share has dropped to 14.9 per cent from 16 per cent in 2019, data from Kantar shows, while competitors like Aldi, Lidl, and Co-op have gained ground. Sainsbury’s share price forecast 2021: can the stock turn around? Sainsbury’s share price is likely to continue to trade lower, at least in the near term. In fact, SBRY is one of the most shorted stocks on the London Stock Exchange. Shore Capital last month reiterated its recommendation to buy the stock with a Sainsbury share price forecast of £1.87, and the stock has since risen above that level. Analysts at Barclays also recommended the stock as a buy ahead of its interim results on November 5, citing its strong underlying free cash flow, anticipated higher sales and strategic update. Their price target of £2.50 per share indicates a potential upside of around 25 per cent. Technical forecasting service WalletInvestor indicates the share price will continue to decline, falling to £1.89 in December. Its Sainsbury's share price forecast 2021 shows the price dropping further to £1.58 by the end of the year and slipping to £0.98 by December 2023 and £0.44 by October 2025.
loganair: Tempted by the Sainsbury’s share price? Let’s examine the facts: Sainsbury’s share price – recovering or ailing? Market sentiment has been against Sainsbury’s for some time now. Its share of the UK grocery market has declined from around 17% at peak to 14.9% currently, whilst the expensive failed merger with Asda dented confidence in the group management. Although the pandemic has led a surge in grocery demand, this has been through the less profitable channel of online sales. Analysts also expect around £500m of pandemic related costs, forcing a delay in store investment. It is also interesting to note that Sainsbury’s depends heavily on non-food sales, driven mainly by its acquisition of Argos. This element of choice purchases by consumers leaves it more vulnerable to the economic downturn that we now find ourselves in. The final dose of bad news for investors comes in the form of the ailing bank. After requiring significant capital injections over the last two years, the expectation is that a further £350m could be needed to cover bad debts and write-downs until 2023. The period of historically low interest rates also makes generating profit from banking difficult. summary: Given these significant headwinds, I can’t see any basis for investment, so I’m avoiding the Sainsbury’s share price for now. Indeed, it has declined further since the April examination. However, if you do like the look of the supermarket sector in general, I see reasons to be optimistic in Morrisons latest trading statement. The share price is nearly identical to Sainsbury’s, but Morrisons is yielding a superior dividend, and has lifted its interim payout by 5.7%. Although half year profits fell significantly, the rise in like-for-like sales excluding fuel sat nicely at 8.7%, leaving it well placed to focus on improving profitability. Similar to Sainsbury’s, a portion of this growth was through the online channel, but crucially Morrisons is starting from a smaller online and delivery presence than its rivals, and as such has more room to grow. The strengthening of its relationship with Amazon also gives more room for expansion in this area. In announcing expectations of improved free cash flow, reduction in net debt and underlying pre-tax profit, I see a momentum in Morrisons that Sainsbury’s lacks, and as such the former’s shares are worth a very close look from potential investors in my opinion.
loganair: Sainsbury’s share price continues to trade towards multi-year lows, due to the bearish fundamentals surrounding the UK supermarket chain. Sainsbury share price analysis shows that more downside towards the 105p level remains possible while the price trades under the 225p resistance area. Sainsbury’s medium-term price trend: Sainsbury’s share price is trading close to the weakest levels of the year so far, as investors continue to shun the stock and traders sell any upside rallies. Since the start of 2020 Sainsbury’s share price has lost more than 15 per cent and it is trading basically flat on a year-to-date basis. SBRY share price technical analysis shows that a bearish head-and-shoulders pattern is warning of further losses towards the 105p level. The daily time frame shows that a bearish head-and-shoulders pattern has been activated, with around 120p downside projection. Failure to move the price above the neckline of the pattern, around the 235p level, could see the stock falling towards the pattern’s bearish target, around the 105p level, over the medium-term. Sainsbury’s short-term price trend: SBRY share price technical analysis shows that Sainsbury’s stock has a short-term bearish bias while the price trades below the 210p resistance level. According to the size of the bearish pattern the stock could fall towards the 163p level if the pattern reaches its full downside potential. Traders should note that the bearish pattern has been activated now that the price trades below the 200p level. Bulls somehow need to move the price above the 237p resistance level to invalidate the pattern. Sainsbury’s technical summary: SBRY analysis highlights that the share price of the British supermarket giant could fall towards the 163p level, and possibly even the 105p support level.
bend1pa: Loginair - 'Both stocks have outperformed the FTSE 100 (in the past 3 months)'. Sorry, but that's just blatantly untrue. Any follower of SBRY shares would know that anyway. But I checked, and you can see clearly below how badly SBRY share price has performed against the FTSE 100 before and during the pandemic. Any analyst making such spurious claims isn't fit for purpose.
loganair: £1k to invest? I’d buy the Tesco share price ahead of Sainsbury’s by Harvey Jones: As the year draws to a close, I decided to take a sentimental look at some of my old stock picks from the start of the year, and this one leapt out from January. Why I would sell the Sainsbury’s share price today and buy Tesco. Different directions: Happily, that proved to be a good call, because Sainsbury’s has seen its share price fall by 27% in the last year, while Tesco has shot up in the opposite direction, climbing 20%. Both started the year in a bad place, with the Sainsbury’s share price down 17% over five years, and Tesco down 30%, as they wilted under the Aldi and Lidl onslaught. I favoured Tesco because it boasted superior earnings growth, operating margins and return on capital employed. I have also been impressed by Dave Lewis’s energetic turnaround plan since joining Tesco in 2014, although I also admired Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe’s £1.4bn Argos acquisition, which appears to have paid off so far. Going head to head: What I couldn’t know at the time was that the Competition & Markets Authority would block Coupe’s bid to merge Sainsbury’s with Asda, although I knew it was a risk, given that the new group would have a total market share of more than 30%. It was a step too far for Coupe, and Sainsbury’s is now searching for a replacement. So would I still favour Tesco over Sainsbury’s today? Tesco is by far the bigger operation now, with a market-cap of around £24bn. I was surprised to see how far Sainsbury’s has shrunk, as it had now dipped below £5bn. Perhaps inevitably, given recent underperformance, Sainsbury’s is cheaper trading at 11.2 times forward earnings, but Tesco isn’t that much more expensive at 13.6 times. Going for growth: The best reason for buying Sainsbury’s is the yield, which now stands at a forecast 4.8%, with cover of 1.8. Tesco is still in the process of restoring its dividend, so today’s 3.5% payout looks disappointing, although cover of 2.1 gives scope for further growth. Operating margins of 2% at Sainsbury’s are lower than Tesco’s 3.2%. The difference in return on capital employed is cavernous by comparison, 3.2% at Sainsbury’s, against 13% at Tesco. The earnings are the real clincher. Sainsbury’s is in a spiral, with earnings down in four of the last five years, and the negative trend forecast to continue this year and next. Tesco, by comparison, has delivered earnings per share growth of 65%, 82% and 12% over the last three consecutive years, and that looks set to continue, with analysts predicting 13%, 10% and 8% over the next three. Same again, please: The Tesco share price has been given a further lift by its plans to offload operations in Malaysia and Thailand. Barring accidents, Lewis will move to fresh pastures next year bathed in glory following a successful turnaround operation. Now some investors like to sell their winners, and that’s tempting here because, surely, Sainsbury’s is ready for a comeback? However, I still favour Tesco because it appears to boast the better bottom line. I’d buy it ahead of Sainsbury’s once again.
loganair: A few years ago when Sainsbury's had a higher share price then it does today Ocado share price was 60p and all the financial pundits were saying that Ocado's share price is way over priced. Today, Sainsbury's share price is lower while Ocado's share price has risen some 20 times.
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