Direct Line Insurance Group

DLG: 317.30 +0.10 (+0.03%) delayed: 16 Nov 2018, 18:45

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Bid Price 317.20 High Price 319.73
Ask Price 317.30 Low Price 106.50
Open Price 319.20 Spread 0.03%
Prev Close 317.30 Volume 6,510,174

Direct Line Insurance Group Share Price

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Direct Line Insurance Group Share Price Information

Name Direct Line Insurance Group
Epic DLG
Sector Nonlife Insurance
Activites Direct Line Group is a retail general insurer with leading market positions in the United Kingdom, a strong presence in the direct motor channel in Italy and Germany and a focused position in UK SME commercial insurance. The Group operates under highly recognised brands such as Direct Line and Churchill and is comprised of five primary segments: motor, home, rescue and other personal lines, commercial and international. In the UK, Direct Line Group utilises a multi-brand, multi-product and multi-distribution channel business model that covers most major customer segments for personal lines general insurance. The Group also has a focused presence in the commercial market. The Group occupies leading market positions in terms of in-force policies and has the most highly recognised brands in the UK for personal motor and home insurance including Direct Line and Churchill. Other primary Direct Line Group brands include Privilege and Green Flag; NIG, a provider of insurance solutions to UK SMEs and Direct Line For Business ('DL4B'), the Group's direct commercial brand. The Group is also a major provider of insurance through a number of strategic partnerships. In Italy and Germany the Group operates under the Direct Line brand.
Index FTSE 100
Latest Share Price (p) 317.30 Net Gearing (%) 55.57
Market Capitalisation (£m) 4,361.50 Gross Gearing (%) 69.23
Shares in issue (m) 1,375.00 Debt Ratio 69.23
P/E Ratio 9.98 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 1.00
Total dividends per share (p) 20.40 Assets / Equity Ratio 3.25
Dividend Yield (%) 0.00 Price to book value 1.42
Dividend Cover 1.54 ROCE (%) 5.42
Earning per share (p) 31.80 EPS Growth (%) 55.88
52-week high / low (p) 397.00 / 307.80 DPS Growth (%) 39.73

Direct Line Insurance Group Broker Views

Date Broker Recommendation Price Old Target Price New Target Price Notes
14 Nov Deutsche Bank Hold 317.30 390.00 370.00 Downgrades
08 Nov UBS Buy 317.30 420.00 400.00 Reiterates
07 Nov JP Morgan Cazenove Overweight 317.30 395.00 375.00 Upgrades
07 Nov Barclays Capital Equal weight 317.30 366.00 355.00 Reiterates
06 Nov UBS Buy 317.30 420.00 - Reiterates
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Direct Line Insurance Group Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
14 Sep 2018 Clare Thompson Dividend Reinvestment Plan 909 @ 328.98p £2,990.43
14 Sep 2018 Penny James Dividend Reinvestment Plan 1,590 @ 328.98p £5,230.78
03 Sep 2018 Paul Geddes Transfer In 167,025 @ 0.00p £0.00
03 Sep 2018 Paul Geddes Sell 78,700 @ 333.38p £262,370.06
03 Sep 2018 Mike Holliday-Williams Transfer In 84,837 @ 0.00p £0.00
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