Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) were up 0% on Monday . The stock traded as high as GBX 140.39 ($1.90) and last traded at GBX 140 ($1.90). Approximately 13,847,638 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 23% from the average daily volume of 18,010,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 140 ($1.90).

Several analysts recently weighed in on CNA shares. cut their price target on Centrica from GBX 202 ($2.74) to GBX 190 ($2.58) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 225 ($3.05) price target on shares of Centrica in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Deutsche Bank restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 160 ($2.17) price target on shares of Centrica in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Macquarie restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.44) price target on shares of Centrica in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets upgraded Centrica to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 190 ($2.58) target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 187.59 ($2.54).

The stock has a market capitalization of $7,840.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,400.00.

In related news, insider Margherita D. Valle bought 1,443 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 137 ($1.86) per share, with a total value of £1,976.91 ($2,680.92). Also, insider Iain C. Conn bought 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 145 ($1.97) per share, for a total transaction of £145,000 ($196,636.83). Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 104,334 shares of company stock worth $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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