Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 116 ($1.52).
A number of brokerages recently commented on CNA. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. UBS Group downgraded shares of Ecolab from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $180.00 to $186.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Dell from $68.00 to $77.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 4,300 ($56.19) price objective on shares of ASOS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. Finally, Societe Generale began coverage on shares of CENTRICA PLC/S in a research report on Friday, June 7th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock.
CNA traded up GBX 0.48 ($0.01) on Friday, reaching GBX 88.24 ($1.15). 14,364,733 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 26,600,000. The business has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 90.87. Centrica has a 52-week low of GBX 85.06 ($1.11) and a 52-week high of GBX 164.40 ($2.15). The stock has a market cap of $5.13 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.58. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 120.42.
Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Norway, rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through Centrica Consumer, Centrica Business, and Exploration & Production segments. It supplies gas and electricity to residential customers, as well as offers energy-related services; and generates power from combined cycle gas turbines and nuclear assets.
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