Close Brothers Group plc Company Profile (LON:CBG)

About Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)

Close Brothers Group plc logoClose Brothers Group plc is a merchant banking company. The Company provides lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. The Company operates through three segments: Banking, Securities and Asset Management. The Banking segment provides lending to small businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on specialist finance. It also offers deposit-taking services to the United Kingdom businesses and individuals. The Securities segment provides trading services in the United Kingdom through Winterflood, a market-maker. The Asset Management segment provides a range of financial advice, investment management and online investing services to private clients and professional advisors. Its portfolio of solutions include aviation and marine, broker finance, brewery rentals, asset-based lending, commercial vehicle hire, insurance premium finance, invoice finance, motor finance, property finance, professional services finance, retail finance and technology services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Financials
  • Industry: Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:CBG
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £2.13 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 149,399,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,495.22
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,548.49
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,222 - GBX 1,715
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 11.21
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £750.4 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.85
  • Book Value: GBX 8.28 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.73
  • Net Margins: 23.84%
  • Return on Equity: 17.25%
  • Return on Assets: 2.16%
  • Average Volume: 315,466 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)

What is Close Brothers Group plc's stock symbol?

Close Brothers Group plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "CBG."

How often does Close Brothers Group plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Close Brothers Group plc?

Close Brothers Group plc announced a dividend on Tuesday, September 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 12th will be paid a dividend of GBX 40 per share on Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. This is a boost from Close Brothers Group plc's previous dividend of $20.00. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Close Brothers Group plc's Dividend History.

How were Close Brothers Group plc's earnings last quarter?

Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September, 26th. The company reported $131.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $130.10 by $1.60. The firm had revenue of $765.60 million for the quarter. Close Brothers Group plc had a return on equity of 17.25% and a net margin of 23.84%. View Close Brothers Group plc's Earnings History.

Where is Close Brothers Group plc's stock going? Where will Close Brothers Group plc's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Close Brothers Group plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 1,430 to GBX 1,800. On average, they anticipate Close Brothers Group plc's share price to reach GBX 1,561.86 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Close Brothers Group plc.

Who are some of Close Brothers Group plc's key competitors?

Who are Close Brothers Group plc's key executives?

Close Brothers Group plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Preben Prebensen, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Jonathan A. G. Howell, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Martin Andrew, Chief Executive - Asset Management
  • Robert Sack, Group Chief Risk Officer
  • Stephen R. Hodges, Managing Director, Banking Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Elizabeth Lee, Group Head - Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Executive Director
  • Tazim Essani, Group Head - Corporate Development
  • Rebekah Etherington, Group Head - Human Resources
  • Philip Yarrow, Chief Executive - Winterflood
  • Nicholas Jennings, Company Secretary

How do I buy Close Brothers Group plc stock?

Shares of Close Brothers Group plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Close Brothers Group plc's stock price today?

One share of Close Brothers Group plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,429.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Close Brothers Group plc (LON CBG)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  222 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  314 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  536
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Close Brothers Group plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,561.86
Consensus Price Target History for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Price Target History for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Analysts' Ratings History for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/3/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,800View Rating Details
9/28/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,506 -> GBX 1,543View Rating Details
9/27/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual weightGBX 1,550 -> GBX 1,450View Rating Details
9/26/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,535View Rating Details
9/26/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/26/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,600View Rating Details
9/26/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,575View Rating Details
5/9/2017MacquarieDowngradeUnderperformGBX 1,430View Rating Details
10/13/2016FinnCapReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/30/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformerGBX 1,400View Rating Details
9/27/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,500View Rating Details
9/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/9/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingMarket PerformGBX 1,320View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Earnings by Quarter for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Close Brothers Group plc (LON CBG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
9/26/2017Y 2017GBX 130.10GBX 131.70£765.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $129.77 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Close Brothers Group plc (LON CBG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
9/26/2017GBX 402.71%10/12/201710/12/201711/21/2017
3/14/2017GBX 201.28%3/23/20173/23/20174/26/2017
9/27/2016GBX 382.76%10/13/201610/13/201611/22/2016
3/8/2016GBX 191.46%3/17/20163/17/20164/20/2016
9/22/2015GBX 35.502.4%10/15/201510/15/201511/24/2015
9/23/2014GBX 32.502.28%10/16/201410/16/201411/25/2014
3/11/2014GBX 16.501.12%3/19/20143/19/20144/23/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/16/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderSell779GBX 1,155£8,997.45
10/5/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderBuy10GBX 1,475£147.50
10/4/2017Jonathan HowellInsiderSell17,363GBX 1,468£254,888.84
10/3/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderSell19,477GBX 1,474£287,090.98
9/5/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderBuy10GBX 1,535£153.50
8/7/2017Preben PrebensenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,515£151.50
7/5/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderBuy10GBX 1,501£150.10
5/5/2017Preben PrebensenInsiderBuy9GBX 1,663£149.67
4/26/2017Elizabeth LeeInsiderBuy3GBX 1,673GBX 5,019
4/6/2017Preben PrebensenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,554£155.40
3/15/2017Elizabeth LeeInsiderSell6,000GBX 1,557£93,420
3/6/2017Philip YarrowInsiderBuy10GBX 1,508£150.80
2/6/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderBuy11GBX 1,453£159.83
1/23/2017Rebekah EtheringtonInsiderSell966GBX 1,434£13,852.44
12/5/2016Philip YarrowInsiderBuy11GBX 1,367£150.37
11/7/2016Preben PrebensenInsiderBuy12GBX 1,293£155.16
10/5/2016Preben PrebensenInsiderBuy11GBX 1,376£151.36
10/4/2016Jonathan HowellInsiderSell149,292GBX 1,378£2,057,243.76
9/27/2016Elizabeth LeeInsiderSell20,000GBX 1,417£283,400
9/5/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,393£139.30
8/5/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy12GBX 1,280£153.60
7/5/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy14GBX 1,025£143.50
6/27/2016Hodges,Stephen RInsiderBuy40,000GBX 1,084£433,600
6/6/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy12GBX 1,298£155.76
5/20/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy23,357GBX 1,280£298,969.60
5/6/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy13GBX 1,195£155.35
4/7/2016Howell,JonathanInsiderSell9,107GBX 1,238£112,744.66
4/6/2016Howell,JonathanInsiderSell53,893GBX 1,230£662,883.90
4/5/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy12GBX 1,231£147.72
3/7/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy11GBX 1,392£153.12
2/5/2016Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy12GBX 1,246£149.52
12/7/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy11GBX 1,396£153.56
11/25/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy1GBX 1,422GBX 1,422
11/20/2015Howell,JonathanInsiderSell56,901GBX 1,479£841,565.79
11/19/2015Howell,JonathanInsiderSell64,000GBX 1,494£956,160
11/5/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,480£148
10/7/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderSell82,599GBX 1,547£1,277,806.53
10/6/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,550£155
10/5/2015Lee,ElizabethInsiderSell20,000GBX 1,529£305,800
9/8/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,478£147.80
8/6/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,469£146.90
7/7/2015Prebensen,PrebenInsiderBuy10GBX 1,543£154.30
5/6/2015Preben PrebensenInsiderSell44,039GBX 1,524£671,154.36
4/8/2015Jonathan HowellInsiderSell229,773GBX 1,592£3,657,986.16
1/27/2015Stephen R HodgesInsiderSell46,406GBX 1,545£716,972.70
1/26/2015Elizabeth LeeInsiderSell16,827GBX 1,556.60£261,929.08
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Close Brothers Group plc (CBG) Chart for Saturday, October, 21, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/21/2017 by Staff

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