Insider Buying: Centrica PLC (CNA) Insider Acquires 1,340 Shares of Stock
Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) insider Margherita D. Valle purchased 1,340 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 148 ($1.93) per share, for a total transaction of £1,983.20 ($2,583.30).
Margherita D. Valle also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Tuesday, August 28th, Margherita D. Valle purchased 1,385 shares of Centrica stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 143 ($1.86) per share, for a total transaction of £1,980.55 ($2,579.85).
- On Wednesday, July 25th, Margherita D. Valle purchased 1,306 shares of Centrica stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 151 ($1.97) per share, for a total transaction of £1,972.06 ($2,568.79).
Shares of CNA opened at GBX 149.25 ($1.94) on Wednesday. Centrica PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 119.71 ($1.56) and a 12 month high of GBX 221 ($2.88).
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.60 ($0.05) per share. This represents a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 11th.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on CNA shares. Deutsche Bank reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Centrica in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Berenberg Bank decreased their target price on Centrica from GBX 240 ($3.13) to GBX 170 ($2.21) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Centrica to an “overweight” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 180 ($2.34) in a research report on Wednesday, June 6th. HSBC downgraded Centrica to a “reduce” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 130 ($1.69) to GBX 142 ($1.85) in a research report on Friday, September 7th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised Centrica to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 140 ($1.82) to GBX 165 ($2.15) in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 163.69 ($2.13).
Centrica Company Profile
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, Exploration & Production, and Centrica Storage segments.
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