Chris O’Shea Buys 46,750 Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) Stock

Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) insider Chris O’Shea acquired 46,750 shares of Centrica stock in a transaction on Monday, August 19th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 66 ($0.86) per share, with a total value of £30,855 ($40,317.52).

Chris O’Shea also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, August 1st, Chris O’Shea acquired 197 shares of Centrica stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 76 ($0.99) per share, with a total value of £149.72 ($195.64).
  • On Monday, June 3rd, Chris O’Shea acquired 160 shares of Centrica stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 94 ($1.23) per share, with a total value of £150.40 ($196.52).

CNA stock opened at GBX 64.84 ($0.85) on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 181.72, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.90. The company has a market capitalization of $3.77 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.06. Centrica PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 63.99 ($0.84) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 156.65 ($2.05). The stock has a fifty day moving average of GBX 79.20 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 101.78.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.50 ($0.02) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.9%. Centrica’s payout ratio is -0.93%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on CNA. Sanford C. Bernstein reduced their price objective on Centrica from GBX 105 ($1.37) to GBX 85 ($1.11) and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. HSBC upgraded Centrica to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 68 ($0.89) price objective (down previously from GBX 110 ($1.44)) on shares of Centrica in a research note on Tuesday, August 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reduced their price objective on Centrica from GBX 105 ($1.37) to GBX 83 ($1.08) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Centrica currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 106.86 ($1.40).

About Centrica

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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