Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 208.35 ($2.77).

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on CNA. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 160 ($2.13) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 205 ($2.72) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Monday, July 10th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 210 ($2.79) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Investec reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.39) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 202 ($2.68) price target on shares of Centrica PLC in a research note on Monday, August 7th.

In related news, insider Stephen Pusey bought 1,142 shares of Centrica PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 205 ($2.72) per share, for a total transaction of £2,341.10 ($3,110.68). Also, insider Iain C. Conn bought 100,000 shares of Centrica PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 173 ($2.30) per share, with a total value of £173,000 ($229,869.78). Insiders have acquired 103,389 shares of company stock valued at $17,975,598 over the last 90 days.

Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) traded up 0.64% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 173.10. The stock had a trading volume of 23,737,332 shares. The firm’s market cap is GBX 9.49 billion. Centrica PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 119.71 and a 12-month high of GBX 236.90. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 185.85 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 198.71.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be issued a dividend of GBX 3.60 ($0.05) per share. This represents a yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 12th.

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About Centrica PLC

Centrica plc is an energy and services company. The Company’s segments include Energy Supply & Services-UK & Ireland, Energy Supply & Services-North America, Connected Home, Distributed Energy & Power, Energy Marketing & Trading, Exploration & Production, Central Power Generation and Centrica Storage.

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