Centrica (LON:CNA)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a GBX 125 ($1.70) price objective on the integrated energy company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective points to a potential downside of 12.68% from the stock’s current price.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on CNA. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 225 ($3.05) target price on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. dropped their target price on Centrica from GBX 202 ($2.74) to GBX 190 ($2.58) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Kepler Capital Markets raised Centrica to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 190 ($2.58) target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Macquarie reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.44) target price on shares of Centrica in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 205 ($2.78) target price on shares of Centrica in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Centrica has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 187.59 ($2.54).

Centrica (CNA) opened at GBX 143.15 ($1.94) on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,020.00 and a PE ratio of 1,431.50. Centrica has a 52-week low of GBX 119.71 ($1.62) and a 52-week high of GBX 236.50 ($3.21).

In other Centrica news, insider Margherita D. Valle bought 1,439 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 138 ($1.87) per share, for a total transaction of £1,985.82 ($2,693.00). Also, insider Iain C. Conn bought 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 145 ($1.97) per share, with a total value of £145,000 ($196,636.83). In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 104,334 shares of company stock valued at $15,139,536.

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About Centrica

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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