CNA.L - Centrica plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
+0.50 (+0.69%)
At close: 4:37PM GMT
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Previous close72.94
Bid73.38 x 0
Ask73.40 x 0
Day's range71.58 - 73.56
52-week range63.99 - 156.65
Avg. volume27,523,369
Market cap4.245B
Beta (3Y monthly)0.26
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-10.70
Earnings date30 Jul 2019
Forward dividend & yield0.10 (13.88%)
Ex-dividend date2019-10-10
1y target est153.87
  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Centrica, SWM launch sale of N. Sea oil producer Spirit Energy -doc

    Energy group Centrica and Stadtwerke Muenchen (SWM) Group have launched the sale of Spirit Energy, one of the North Sea's biggest oil and gas producers, according to a document sent to prospective buyers seen by Reuters. Spirit Energy currently produces around 130,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) which is set to taper off to around 100,000 boed by 2025, although it also comes with 270 million boe in so-called 2P reserves, the document showed. Such yet-to-be-exploited barrels can be attractive to some of the private-equity backed firms that have bought aging North Sea assets from oil majors in recent years, looking for future growth ahead of a potential stock market listing or sale.

  • Warning! I think this FTSE 100 dividend stock could make you poorer

    Warning! I think this FTSE 100 dividend stock could make you poorer

    This FTSE 100's dividend stock's yield might look attractive, but the shares could fall further and a dividend cut looks to be on the horizon, says Rupert Hargreaves

  • Can the Centrica share price double your money?

    Can the Centrica share price double your money?

    Energy giant Centrica plc (LON:CNA) is hated, but could it make contrarian investors a whole heap of cash?

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-UK competition watchdog looking into OVO deal for SSE's retail arm

    The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Thursday it would investigate whether OVO Energy's 500 million pound ($646 million) deal to buy power company SSE's retail arm will lessen competition in the sector. The deal if approved would create the country's second- largest energy supplier with around 5 million household customers, behind Centrica's British Gas. "We have long believed that a dedicated, focused and independent retailer will ultimately best serve customers, employees and other stakeholders," Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE chief executive, said via email.

  • UK stocks bounce on Brexit optimism
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    UK stocks bounce on Brexit optimism

    'Market [are] taking the optimistic view' of the weekends events in parliament, according to CMC Markets' chief market analyst Michael Hewson.

  • Thinking of buying the Centrica share price? Read this first

    Thinking of buying the Centrica share price? Read this first

    Shares in Centrica look cheap, but are they really? Rupert Hargreaves takes a look at the business and its outloook.

  • Centrica Picks Goldman for $2 Billion Spirit Energy Sale

    Centrica Picks Goldman for $2 Billion Spirit Energy Sale

    (Bloomberg) -- Centrica Plc has picked Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to advise on the potential sale of its controlling stake in exploration and production unit Spirit Energy, people familiar with the matter said.A deal could value the business at more than $2 billion, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.Centrica is pursuing a sale of its stake in Spirit as the U.K. utility seeks to recover from a tumultous five-year period under CEO Iain Conn where it lost more than two-thirds of its value and shed millions of customers. It owns 69% of Spirit, while the remaining stake is owned by Bayerngas Norge’s former shareholders, according to the company’s website.Spirit was formed in 2017 after Centrica and Bayerngas Norge AS combined their upstream oil and gas units. The unit produces about 50 million barrels of oil equivalent a year and has an estimated 600 million barrels of resources and reserves across the U.K., Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark. Accounting firm KPMG is also working with Centrica on audit work for the transaction, according to one of the people. Representatives for Centrica and Goldman Sachs declined to comment, while a spokesman for Spirit said the company will “support the sales process as appropriate.” A representative for KPMG didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.\--With assistance from Laura Hurst.To contact the reporters on this story: Dinesh Nair in London at;Kelly Gilblom in London at kgilblom@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Scent at, ;James Herron at, Rakteem KatakeyFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Business group accused of 'telling lies' on Labour nationalisation plans cost
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    Business group accused of 'telling lies' on Labour nationalisation plans cost

    Shadow business secretary Andy McDonald accused the CBI of publishing "fabricated false information."

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UK employers slam $249 bln cost of Labour renationalisation plans

    A British employers' group criticised on Monday what it said would be the "beyond eye-watering" cost of the opposition Labour Party's plans to return utilities, train companies and the Royal Mail to public ownership. The Labour Party has moved sharply to the left under its leader Jeremy Corbyn, and although it lags the ruling Conservatives in opinion polls, Brexit turmoil and the likelihood of an early election could see it take power. The Confederation of British Industry said Labour's plans would have an upfront cost of 196 billion pounds ($249 billion), assuming Labour paid the full market value of companies involved - similar to a 176 billion-pound estimate made last year by the pro-privatisation Centre for Policy Studies think tank.

  • Why the Centrica share price rose 6% in September

    Why the Centrica share price rose 6% in September

    G A Chester looks at Centrica's September price rise and whether the British Gas owner has finally turned the corner.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 snatches gains at the end of its worst week in a year

    A sharp recovery in London's FTSE 100 led by oil majors BP and Shell on Friday was not enough to stop the index from recording its worst weekly performance in nearly a year amid fears of an economic slowdown and risk of recession. The UK-oriented FTSE 250 climbed 0.7%, led by gains in power generator Drax after sources told Reuters the European Commission was set to approve Britain's roughly one billion pound power backup plan.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UK big six energy firms' 2018 supply profits sank as customers turned to smaller rivals

    Profits from supplying gas and electricity at Britain’s big six energy firms sank by a combined 35 percent last year as they continued to lose customers to smaller rivals, a report by energy market regulator Ofgem said on Thursday. Britain’s so-called 'Big Six' energy suppliers - Centrica's British Gas, E.ON, SSE, EDF's EDF Energy, Innogy's npower and Iberdrola's Scottish Power - have faced competition from more than 60 smaller firms, often offering cheaper prices. In its annual state of the market report, Ofgem said the six companies had lost around 1.3 million customers and they served just above 70% of domestic customers as of June this year, down from around 75% in June last year.

  • Why I think this small cap could trash the Centrica share price

    Why I think this small cap could trash the Centrica share price

    The Centrica share price is close to all-time lows. Is there better value elsewhere?

  • PR Newswire

    New Centrica Report Uncovers Potential for £5.6 Billion Saving on Public Sector Energy Spend by 2035

    LONDON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The public sector could unlock more than £375m in cost savings every year by adopting modern energy technology, according to new research released by Centrica Business Solutions today. The saving, which amounts to over £5.6bn over a typical 15 year energy contract, is identified in a new study that aims to assess the economic opportunity of the healthcare, universities and defence estate adopting green technology such as solar panels and combined heat and power units. The Powering Britain's Public Sector report found that if just half of public sector organisations within these three sectors updated their energy infrastructure, they would reduce emissions by eight per cent and save 660,000 tonnes of carbon each year - the equivalent of taking over 435,000 cars off the road.

  • Reuters

    Infrastructure fund consortium bids for stake in UK's nuclear power stations

    Dalmore, Equitix and GLIL Infrastructure are looking to acquire about 20% of the business, the report said. EDF Energy and Centrica would sell 10% of the EDF Generation business, Sky reported, adding that JP Morgan has been tasked with finding investors to acquire more shares of the French state-owned utility and Centrica's remaining stake.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 4-OVO Energy to break into Britain's Big Six suppliers with SSE deal

    Relative newcomer OVO Energy is set to become one of Britain's Big Six energy suppliers after striking a 500 million pound ($622.65 million) deal to buy SSE's retail arm, announced on Friday. The 10-year old independent company has flourished in a market which has seen more than ten small energy suppliers collapse over the past year, hurt by fierce competition and a regulator-imposed cap on prices. "Our focus was always to deliver cheaper, greener, simpler energy and provide good service for customers," OVO Chief Executive and founder Stephen Fitzpatrick said in an interview.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 4-UK retailer M&S slips on FTSE 100 eviction expectations

    Marks & Spencer shares fell on Monday on expectations the 135-year old retailer will be relegated from London's FTSE 100 index blue-chip stock market for the first time and a "sell" rating from Goldman Sachs. Removal from the blue chip index in its quarterly review would be another blow for Archie Norman, who became M&S chairman two years ago to work alongside Steve Rowe, who was named CEO in 2016 and has been with the company for three decades.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Siccar Point woos buyers with 600 mln boe reserves, tax incentive

    North Sea oil and gas producer Siccar Point is wooing potential buyers of its assets with just under 600 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of discovered resources and a $2 billion tax incentive in Britain, a sale document showed. Siccar Point, headed by a former Centrica executive and backed by private equity firm Blue Water Energy and Blackstone, sees its output reaching about 80,000 boe per day (boed) by about 2027, the sale document showed. Siccar Point closed the acquisition of OMV's British North Sea portfolio for $870 million in 2017.

  • Reuters

    Spirit Energy's other owners join Centrica in exiting North Sea oil & gas firm - sources

    Spirit Energy's remaining shareholders are looking to join majority owner Centrica in exiting the North Sea oil and gas business worth more than 1.5 billion pounds, four financial sources said. Centrica , which also owns Britain's largest energy supplier British Gas, said in July it was preparing to sell its 69% stake in Spirit Energy to focus on consumer energy services as part of its move away from fossil fuels. The UK utility will now also run the sale on behalf of the other owners, led by Bayerngas GmbH and Munich's municipal utilities company Stadtwerke München, as these make a u-turn on their interest in oil and gas exploration and production, one of the sources said.

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