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
  -4.30 -2.05% 205.40 2,129,875 12:47:52
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
205.30 205.40 207.70 203.30 207.70
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 29,007.00 239.00 9.10 22.6 4,545
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
12:46:13 AT 800 205.40 GBX

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27/1/2020
08:20
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 209.70p.
Sainsbury (j) Plc has a 4 week average price of 203.30p and a 12 week average price of 198.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 296.20p while the 1 year low share price is currently 177.05p.
There are currently 2,212,702,791 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 5,867,775 shares. The market capitalisation of Sainsbury (j) Plc is £4,542,678,829.92.
09/1/2020
20:05
loganair: 3 reasons why I’d buy Tesco shares and sell Sainsbury’s: The Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price rose modestly this morning, after the UK’s biggest supermarket reported “strong” Christmas trading despite “a subdued UK market”. In fact, Tesco’s UK sales were flat over the holiday period, but even so, investors were pleased. In contrast, J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) reported rising sales over Christmas on Wednesday, but the smaller supermarket’s share price fell. Tesco shares have risen by over 15% over the last year. Over the same period, Sainsbury’s have fallen more than 15%. Here’s why I think the market is right to be bullish about Tesco and worried about Sainsbury’s. 1. What’s the point of this business? Sainsbury’s shares currently trade at a 36% discount to their net asset value of 357p per share. This is unusual for a profitable retailer. Tesco stock, for example, trades at a 76% premium to its net asset value of 143p per share. Sainsbury’s valuation means that its shares trade below the breakup value that might be achieved if its property portfolio and banking business were sold. I can only see one reason for this, which is that the group’s trading business is not currently profitable enough to justify its existence. Looking back over the last year, Sainsbury’s reported an operating margin of 1.9% and a return on capital employed of 3.3%. I don’t think that’s enough of a return to justify the money tied up in the group’s operations. In contrast, the equivalent figures for Tesco were 4.0% and 6.4%. Those are much more appealing numbers, in my view. 2. Why are Sainsbury’s margins so low? In my view, Sainsbury’s has two main problems. One is that the group has tried to maintain its upmarket reputation while cutting prices to be more competitive. Competing with Tesco is tough, given the larger firm’s economies of scale. I believe that the second problem is Argos. I was bullish on this acquisition at the time. But I’ve since changed my mind. Argos has to compete against larger retailers such as Amazon and Dixons Carphone on high-value sales. Profits margins are very slim indeed – lower than for groceries, according to my sums. The end result is a business that turns over lots of cash, but appears to make very little money. In contrast, when Tesco went looking for new growth opportunities a few years ago, it decided to expand into wholesale. The acquisition of Booker provided growth and higher-margin sales. It was a very smart deal, in my view. 3. The growth problem: Talk of growth leads me to the final reason why I’d buy Tesco instead of Sainsbury’s. In 2014, Sainsbury’s reported an after-tax profit of £716m. Last year, that figure was £186m. The group has not yet figured out a way to return to growth. Tesco has had problems, too. But in 2014 it reported a net profit of £970m. By last year, that figure had recovered to reach £1,320m. The outlook for the year ahead mirrors this pattern. City analysts expect Sainsbury’s to deliver earnings growth of about 2% in 2020/21. Forecasts for Tesco suggest that its earnings will rise by about 8% over the same period. For me, it’s an easy choice. Sainsbury’s 4.6% dividend yield may be tempting, but I think the business has problems that will be tough to solve. I’d feel much more confident buying Tesco for my portfolio.
16/12/2019
20:30
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.
09/12/2019
21:00
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.
18/11/2019
12:05
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.
17/8/2019
09:33
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.
31/7/2019
21:43
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.
23/7/2019
09:20
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.
04/7/2019
10:50
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.
28/4/2018
14:04
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!
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