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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
  0.80 0.40% 200.40 7,381,209 16:35:13
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
200.50 200.70 201.70 199.70 199.80
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 29,007.00 239.00 9.10 22.0 -
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:45:00 O 416 200.42 GBX

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15/7/2019
09:20
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 199.60p.
Sainsbury (j) Plc has a 4 week average price of 185.30p and a 12 week average price of 185.30p.
The 1 year high share price is 341.80p while the 1 year low share price is currently 185.30p.
There are currently 2,211,319,387 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 10,094,856 shares. The market capitalisation of Sainsbury (j) Plc is £4,431,484,051.55.
04/7/2019
11:50
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.
25/6/2019
12:08
loganair: I still think there is further fall in the share price to go as share prices almost always over do it on the downside as they do on the frothy upside.
12/6/2019
10:16
loganair: Never mind Tesco, is the Sainsbury’s share price the one to buy now? The J Sainsbury share price is down 35% over the past 12 months, exacerbated by the failure of the planned merger with Asda. It’s a very competitive environment, and without the claimed economies of scale that a mega-merger could possibly achieve, it’s difficult for Sainsbury to compete with the onslaught of Aldi and Lidl on top of the UK’s already squeezed marketplace. The slightly upmarket appeal of Sainsbury appears to have largely evaporated these days, and I don’t know how it’s going to differentiate itself in now that it’s all down to price, price, price. Bank? Actually, one possible approach is to provide more in-store services, as I was reminded on Tuesday when I read of the appointment of Jim Brown as the new CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank. There’s nothing earth-shattering in that, but then I think back to Tesco and its diversification into banking and things like that leading up to its over-stretching crisis. Sainsbury’s Bank seems to doing reasonably well, though operating profit from the company’s financial services (including Argos Financial Services) dropped to £31m in the 2018-19 year. To put that into some perspective, RBS reported operating profit of £1bn in its first quarter this year. And Sainsbury’s itself recorded a retail operating profit of £692m in the year just ended. It’s only a few weeks ago that Tesco told us it was quitting mortgage lending, and was considering ways to dispose of the business entirely. As Kevin Godbold put it, “providing mortgages looks like another commodity-style pursuit with precious little to differentiate between one provider’s offering and another’s.R21; No differentiation: When the main service a company is providing is a non-differentiated commodity, I don’t think adding more non-differentiated commodities is really providing much of a competitive advantage. We already have a very effective and efficient one-stop shop for all our run-of-the-mill stuff — it’s called the internet. No, it seems to me that for a supermarket to compete, it increasingly needs to do so on price, so how do Sainsbury’s and Tesco shape up on that score? I know some of my colleagues are seeing Tesco at least as an attractive long-term buy at the moment. Looking at current forecasts for it, predicted EPS rises would drop the forward P/E to only around 12 by 2021, and the dividend would be up to a yield of 3.9%. And I’ll admit that looks like a tempting valuation right now. And a look at Sainsbury’s shows a valuation that, on the face of it, looks even more attractive. Here we’re talking about an even lower 2021 P/E of 11, with a dividend yield of 4.6%. Further ahead: But I think we need to look to the greater future here, and I reckon Edward Sheldon has picked up on that very well. He points out that consumer data experts Kantar Worldpanel saw no growth from Tesco or Sainsbury in the 12 weeks to 19 May. And that’s during a period when Lidl sales grew by 11.1% while Aldi recorded an 8.5% jump. City analysts might be predicting decent growth for both over the next few years, but I don’t yet see where it’s coming from. In fact, I can see all of our big supermarkets experiencing a tighter and tighter competitive squeeze. And that, to me, is not an enticing prospect for my retirement investments.
17/5/2019
09:35
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.
01/5/2019
14:30
loganair: Sainsbury’s share price is rising. Is it time to buy? The J Sainsbury share price has fallen by 25% over the last year, leaving it well behind listed rivals Tesco and Morrisons. One reason for this is the failed attempt to merge with Asda, which caused the shares to slide. Figures published today reveal that there was probably only one winner from this unsuccessful deal — the supermarket’s army of bankers and advisers, who collected fees of £46m for their work. However, it’s now time for the company and its shareholders to move on. Happily, Sainsbury’s has published a fairly upbeat set of full-year results today, revealing stable trading and a 7.8% rise in underlying profits. Loyal shareholders have also been rewarded with a 7.8% dividend increase. The shares are up by nearly 4% at the time of writing. Is it time to start buying? What’s missing from these numbers? Sainsbury’s underlying pre-tax profit rose by 7.8% to £635m last year. But a total of £396m of adjustments meant that the supermarket’s reported pre-tax profit fell by 42% to £239m. Most companies provide these two versions of profits in their accounts. Adjusted profits can exclude some items, while reported profits must include all costs and gains in order to meet accounting standards. Adjusted profits can be useful. They make it easier to see how a company’s underlying business is performing, excluding one-off changes. But I tend to get worried when I see such a large gap between adjusted and reported profits. Is the company masking a poor performance with heavy adjustments? I’d take a more cautious view: I’m not suggesting anything is wrong with Sainsbury’s accounts, but I would prefer to see a more cautious view of underlying profitability. Some expenses, such as the Asda deal fees and Argos integration are obviously one-offs and are now complete. Others seem to repeat regularly. For example, the “transition221; of Sainsbury’s Bank has been recorded as an exceptional cost of between £38m and £70m in each of the last four years. A similar expense is expected again in 2019/20. In my view, this should be seen as an ongoing cost. I’d use this test instead: The acid test of a business is how much spare cash it generates. So rather than spending too much time analysing Sainsbury’s profits, I’ve taken a look at the firm’s cash generation. My calculations suggest that the business generated free cash flow — surplus cash — of £547m last year, up from £454m in the previous year. This spare cash covered the dividend comfortably and allowed the company to reduce net debt by £222m as well. Overall, I’m impressed by this strong cash performance. Challenges ahead: Boss Mike Coupe still faces some big challenges. Staff and overheads costs rose by 22% to £1,733m last year, while the group’s operating profit margin fell from 1.8% to just 1.1%. That’s much lower than both Tesco (3.4%) and Morrison (2.1%). My view: Sainsbury’s will need to continue investing in its stores and online operations to defend its market share. Net debt is still quite high in my view, and the group’s falling profit margins are a concern. Although the 4.7% dividend yield is tempting, I’d prefer to invest my cash in Tesco or Morrisons. Both these rival firms are more profitable and growing faster.
25/4/2019
13:01
loganair: Anaemic outlook Having spent the past year explaining why the deal with Asda was so necessary, Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe is now under pressure to persuade a sceptical market that the company can thrive without the merger. It’s a tall order as the business has been struggling, and the group’s operating profit margin is the lowest in the sector. After three consecutive years of dividend cuts, the retailer did at least maintain last year’s payout at the same level as the prior year (despite a further fall in earnings). However, with the 4.7% yield at the current share price (215p) being little better than that available from a FTSE 100 tracker, and the supermarket forecast to produce only anaemic earnings and dividend growth, it seems there’s little potential reward for investors taking on the single-company risk of Sainsbury’s. When it announced its plan to merge with Asda last year, Coupe was caught on camera singing “we’re in the money,” while waiting to be interviewed about the deal for ITV News. As things have turned out, I don’t think he, or investors at today’s share price, will be in the money — at least not to any significantly greater extent than holders of a far less risky FTSE 100 tracker. Existing Sainsbury’s shareholders may be inclined to continue holding to see if Coupe has a Plan B — or, indeed, if he survives at all. on a risk/reward basis, this as a situation in which there’s merit in selling the stock, and buying into one with a more promising outlook.
24/3/2019
15:25
loganair: Should you load up with J Sainsbury’s shares and grab its 4.5% yield? It’s almost 11 months since I wrote about supermarket chain J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY). Back then, the shares were riding high after the firm had announced its intention to combine its business with Walmart’s Asda. However, we now know the deal is off — at least for the time being — because the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) thinks it’s bad for consumers. And the stock market didn’t like that. The share price has plummeted more than 30% since its August peak. But with the forward-looking dividend yield now nudging 4.5%, should you load up with the stock? A changing sector: I must admit, that kind of dividend income looks tempting to me. And there was a time not so long ago when many investors considered the London-listed supermarket sector as defensive and cash-generating. Indeed, the supermarket chains were seen by many as ideal businesses for backing up dividend-led investments. But all that changed over recent years when the supermarkets revealed their vulnerability. They are, after all, low-margin commodity-style enterprises with little to differentiate the services of one chain from another. My view is that the entire sector is in the process of being disrupted by a new breed of super-discounting outlets, led by the likes of Aldi and Lidl. But there are other competitors too, and we only have to look at how much the old chains such as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco have been struggling, and it’s easy to reach the conclusion that the good times may never return. Indeed, I reckon the desperate attempt to tie up Sainsbury’s and Asda is all about the struggle to survive in a changing market. Even for the current trading year to March 2020, City analysts predict earnings for Sainsbury’s will fall well short of the levels achieved back in 2013 and 2014. Forget growth, I reckon. The best we can hope for is some kind of turnaround or recovery in Sainsbury’s business. But I fear the years ahead may deliver a managed decline instead. A second shot at the prize: However, Sainsbury’s and Asda haven’t given up on their attempt to merge. In a statement posted on 19 March, Sainsbury’s said it submitted to the CMA a detailed case to argue for the tie-up, which proposes remedies to the concerns expressed by the authority. One possible investing strategy could be to buy some of Sainsbury’s shares now in the hope that the deal with Asda will eventually go through. If that happens, the shares could shoot up again, as they did before when the proposals were announced. While you’re waiting, you could collect the dividend. However, I’m not keen to do that because if the deal’s rejected a second time, I reckon the share price could go even lower. And I’m not keen to make Sainsbury’s a long-term hold in my portfolio.
28/4/2018
15:04
moorsie2: Any predictions on the impact to SBRY share price? To the sector's shareprices?
09/11/2017
10:57
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!
02/2/2016
08:05
edmundshaw: Deal is worth over 160p even if you assume Sainsburys share price was fair at 240p. What? So Coupe accepts 240p as the new normal for SBRY share price? While accepting that 100p was a vastly depressed share price for HOME? Seems that "We will not overpay" is director code for "we are prepared to overpay substantially and screw out own shareholders". Must remember that for future reference :-(
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