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Share Price: 319.50Bid: 319.20Ask: 319.40Change: -0.40 (-0.13%)Faller - Centrica
Spread: 0.20Spread as %: 0.06%Open: 319.80High: 320.20Low: 318.00Yesterday’s Close: 319.90


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Pipk
Posts: 36
Observation
Opinion:Strong Buy
Price:324.70
Bounce
Wed 21:31
With Ed with most to loose on a Yes vote over the border and George's good work on the jobs front looks like the threats from Ed are down the pan for next 4-5 yrs. as such expect a good bounce to 2013 levels before Xmas.....expect 400 sooner rather than later....add Sainsbury being bought and BG being broken up it would be a win win for all.....roll on Xmas.
 
Bonz1957
Posts: 2,165
Observation
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:324.70
MY21
Wed 18:23
But Sainsbury's Energy is backed by British Gas. From their website: " Sainsbury's Energy is a new partnership between two of the UK's leading companies Sainsbury's and British Gas , providing sustainable energy solutions to homes across the UK".

So it's not as if they are losing customers to a competitor, they will still be supplying the gas that Sainsbury's sells. Bit like BT not worrying too much about losing customers to Plusnet. ATB.
MY21
Posts: 2,974
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:323.80
Daily Telegraph
Wed 07:15
British Gas forced to tell its customers Sainsbury’s Energy is cheaper: British Gas will be forced to advise its 9 million household customers that they would be better off switching to Sainsbury’s Energy, under plans from regulator Ofgem.
Zerockk
Posts: 182
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:326.30
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RE: Vote Labour
3 Sep '14
Weather is meant to be relatively mild right through November or so I have heard. I think this is still a cheap price though and there are definitely returns to be realized over the next few years.
Pipk
Posts: 36
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:319.40
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Vote Labour
30 Aug '14
Vote Labour for a good buying opportunity....well done Ed you let me get in at 305...... Proves even numpties are useful. Can see this one at 360 come Xmas.......even with Putin throwing spinners in works......CNA filling the caverns at the moment and at good prices....get a hard winter and 375 a good possibility.
moohaddib
Posts: 17
Answer
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:318.50
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RE: Some More BAD news re power Co'..
26 Aug '14
Precisely why cna is worth buying at depressed price. Energycos are big tax collectors (a bit like banks pre bust). Milli will fudge his way out of the issue. Labour will need the future investment and the tax take and won't have cahunas to rock the boat other than with a few headline grabbing smoke n mirror platitudes.
cautious7
Posts: 356
Observation
Opinion:Strong Sell
Price:316.60
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Some More BAD news re power Co's
25 Aug '14
Just read this - see below line to story.
News like this stops me from investing in CNA at sub 3 quid and UU which I favour more than CNA#

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/utilities/article4185644.ece

DYOR & GLA
MY21
Posts: 2,974
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:316.60
Press Comment
24 Aug '14
China wants to build nuclear plant in Essex: China’s nuclear power giants are in early talks about building an atomic reactor on the Essex coast at Bradwell. The site, home to a partly decommissioned Magnox power plant, has emerged as the favourite for a new Chinese-built and designed plant, industry sources said.
notebook
Posts: 1,041
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:317.70
Re:Re:Re:Thanks Bonz1957
22 Aug '14
Yes previously bought some shares that gave a discount on SP to the market price-it was small & also did not have to pay for dealing costs. Seems like you are a long term hold on CNA. GL
Bonz1957
Posts: 2,165
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:317.90
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RE: Re:Thanks Bonz1957
21 Aug '14
No, there is no discount as such, but there may well be a difference between the price on the day the DRIP or SCRIP is calculated and the date on which they are received. As the base price is decided a number of days prior to them being issued, it will depend on which way the share moves as to whether the calculated value you get them at is above or below the current sp. For example today I received my Nat Grid SCRIP shares, the price used for the calculation was 836p whereas the sp today is 887p - so this time I'm better off as my cash div bought more shares at 836p than it would have bought at 887p.
There are a few differences between how a DRIP and a SCRIP work.
DRIP: here the new shares to be issued are bought in the open market. The average price paid is then used to determine how many new shares are issued under the scheme. There is no dilution as the total number of shares in issue stays the same, but there is a dealing cost - albeit usually around 0.5% - and stamp duty is charged.
SCRIP: here the company issues new shares which has the effect of increasing the number in circulation and hence marginally dilutes the value of the existing shares. There is no transaction charge and no stamp duty to be paid in taking your div this way.
The companies are also taxed differently on these two options so their choice of which to offer will depend on their individual tax circumstances.



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