Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) insider Mark Hanafin acquired 65 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 4th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 230 ($3.00) per share, for a total transaction of £149.50 ($195.14).

Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) opened at 230.50 on Wednesday. Centrica PLC has a one year low of GBX 182.50 and a one year high of GBX 248.39. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 11.91 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 231.56 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 224.75.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Centrica PLC (LON:CNA)

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be paid a GBX 3.60 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on CNA shares. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Centrica PLC from GBX 230 ($3.00) to GBX 240 ($3.13) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Centrica PLC in a research report on Tuesday, June 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 230 ($3.00) price objective on shares of Centrica PLC in a research report on Friday, August 12th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut shares of Centrica PLC to a “sell” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from GBX 211 ($2.75) to GBX 213 ($2.78) in a research report on Wednesday, September 7th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 250 ($3.26) target price on shares of Centrica PLC in a report on Friday, July 29th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 230.95 ($3.01).

Centrica PLC Company Profile

Centrica plc is an integrated energy company. The Company operates through three segments: International Downstream, International Upstream and Centrica Storage. It offers Hive Active Heating 2, which is an advancement of its smart thermostat. The International Downstream segment includes the operations of British Gas, Direct Energy and Bord Gais Energy.

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