Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) shot up 0% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 128.30 ($1.80) and last traded at GBX 127.80 ($1.79). 25,989,666 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 38% from the average session volume of 18,870,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 127.80 ($1.79).
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.75) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 225 ($3.15) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 190 ($2.66) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their target price on shares of Centrica from GBX 210 ($2.94) to GBX 150 ($2.10) and set a “sector performer” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 150 ($2.10) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 187.59 ($2.63).
The company has a market capitalization of $6,970.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,245.00.
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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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