Direct Line Insurance Group PLC Company Profile (LON:DLG)

About Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC logoDirect Line Insurance Group plc is a United Kingdom-based personal and small business general insurer. The principal activity of the Company is managing its investments in subsidiaries, providing loans to those subsidiaries, raising funds for the Group and the receipt and payment of dividends. The Company's operating segments include Motor, Home, Rescue and other personal lines, Commercial and Run-off. The Motor segment consists of personal motor insurance together with the associated legal protection cover. The Home segment consists of home insurance together with associated legal protection cover. The Rescue segment consists of rescue products sold through the Company's own brand, Green Flag, and other personal lines insurance. The Commercial segment consists of commercial insurance for small and medium-size entities. The Run-off segment consists of two principal lines, policies previously written through the personal lines broker channel and Tesco business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Financials
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:DLG
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.directlinegroup.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £5.09 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,365,699,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 386.91
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 360.94
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 328.40 - GBX 411.30
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.06
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £3.38 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.50
  • Book Value: GBX 1.94 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.92
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £556.2 million
  • Net Margins: 16.23%
  • Return on Equity: 21.58%
  • Return on Assets: 5.56%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 3.94 million shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)

What is Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's stock symbol?

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "DLG."

How often does Direct Line Insurance Group PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC?

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC declared a dividend on Tuesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of GBX 6.80 per share on Friday, September 8th. This represents a yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's Dividend History.

Where is Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's stock going? Where will Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's stock price be in 2017?

15 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 305 to GBX 451. On average, they expect Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's share price to reach GBX 396.62 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC.

Who are some of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's key competitors?

Who are Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's key executives?

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul Robert Geddes, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • Anthony Jonathan Reizenstein, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Steve Maddock, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jose Vazquez, Chief Risk Officer
  • Humphrey Tomlinson, General Counsel
  • Mike Holliday-Williams, Managing Director - Personal Lines, Executive Director
  • Jonathan Greenwood, Managing Director - Commercial
  • Simon Linares, Group Human Resources Director
  • Michael N. Biggs, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Danuta Gray, Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Direct Line Insurance Group PLC stock?

Shares of Direct Line Insurance 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 Direct Line Insurance Group PLC's stock price today?

One share of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 372.40.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON DLG)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  436 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  509 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  945
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Direct Line Insurance 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 Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.47)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 396.62

Analysts' Ratings History for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/18/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 440View Rating Details
9/12/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 370View Rating Details
9/11/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 339 -> GBX 352View Rating Details
9/11/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 450View Rating Details
9/8/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
9/7/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 360View Rating Details
8/17/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 423 -> GBX 451View Rating Details
8/10/2017HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 372 -> GBX 440View Rating Details
8/7/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
7/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 415View Rating Details
6/19/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 305View Rating Details
3/30/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 410 -> GBX 420View Rating Details
3/3/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/13/2017Berenberg BankLower Price TargetHoldGBX 406 -> GBX 363View Rating Details
2/8/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 340View Rating Details
8/4/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 380 -> GBX 420View Rating Details
8/3/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/8/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 400View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $29.01 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON DLG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/1/2017GBX 6.801.67%8/10/20178/10/20179/8/2017
3/7/2017GBX 9.702.87%3/16/20173/16/20175/18/2017
8/2/2016GBX 14.903.73%8/11/20168/11/20169/9/2016
3/1/2016GBX 184.39%3/10/20163/10/20165/19/2016
8/4/2015GBX 4.601.22%8/13/20158/13/20159/11/2015
5/29/2015GBX 27.506/30/20156/30/20157/24/2015
8/1/2014GBX 14.404.81%8/13/20148/13/20149/12/2014
2/27/2014GBX 12.404.79%3/12/20143/12/20145/20/2014
2/26/2014GBX 12.404.71%3/12/20143/12/20145/30/2014
11/28/2013GBX 41.73%12/4/201312/4/201312/31/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/29/2017Steven MaddockInsiderBuy39GBX 380£148.20
7/27/2017Steven MaddockInsiderBuy41GBX 370£151.70
6/27/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy42GBX 357£149.94
5/30/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy43GBX 347£149.21
5/3/2017Mike Holliday-WilliamsInsiderSell26,212GBX 358£93,838.96
4/27/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy44GBX 346£152.24
3/27/2017Steven MaddockInsiderBuy45GBX 336£151.20
3/10/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy4,400GBX 343£15,092
3/9/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy15,600GBX 338£52,728
2/27/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy45GBX 337£151.65
1/27/2017John ReizensteinInsiderBuy42GBX 352£147.84
12/28/2016Steven MaddockInsiderBuy41GBX 363£148.83
11/28/2016John ReizensteinInsiderBuy42GBX 356£149.52
10/27/2016John ReizensteinInsiderBuy43GBX 347£149.21
9/27/2016John ReizensteinInsiderBuy41GBX 368£150.88
8/30/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy41GBX 364£149.24
7/28/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy43GBX 347£149.21
6/27/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy44GBX 344£151.36
6/2/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy40GBX 371£148.40
4/27/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy43GBX 349£150.07
4/1/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy41GBX 372£152.52
2/29/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy38GBX 388£147.44
1/27/2016Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy41GBX 370£151.70
12/29/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy36GBX 413£148.68
11/27/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy37GBX 407£150.59
11/10/2015Geddes,PaulInsiderSell432,773GBX 395£1,709,453.35
11/9/2015Geddes,PaulInsiderSell155,630GBX 395£614,738.50
10/30/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy38GBX 393£149.34
10/1/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy41GBX 370£151.70
9/2/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy42GBX 350£147
7/31/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy42GBX 358£150.36
6/26/2015Reizenstein,JohnInsiderBuy44GBX 3.42GBX 150.48
3/30/2015Paul GeddesInsiderSell24,565GBX 323.39£79,440.75
3/9/2015John ReizensteinInsiderSell75,969GBX 339.81£258,150.26
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
Latest Headlines for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)
Source:
DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 12:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:DLG) : September 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 11:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DLG-GB : September 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 6:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 9:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 2:28 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoTOP NEWS: Direct Line Poaches Prudential's Penny James For New CFO
www.morningstar.co.uk - September 8 at 6:17 PM
reuters.com logoDirect Line Insurance names Prudential executive as CFO
www.reuters.com - September 8 at 6:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMOVES-Direct Line Insurance names Prudential exec as CFO
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 6:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMOVES- Sanne, Tilney, Direct Line, Robeco, Raiffeisen
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 6:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Rating Reiterated by Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 1:34 PM
marketwatch.com logoUK stocks search for firm direction as banks fall, insurers rise - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - September 7 at 6:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Insider Steven Maddock Purchases 39 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 1:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Earns "Overweight" Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 12:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 19 at 12:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group Boosts Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Price Target to GBX 450
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 10:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMorgan Stanley Increases Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Price Target to GBX 451
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 6:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc : DLG-GB: Dividend Analysis : August 11th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 11:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc :DLG-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 12:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) to Issue Dividend of GBX 6.80
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 2:58 PM
rttnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance H1 Profit Climbs, Lifts Dividend; Stock Up
www.rttnews.com - August 1 at 11:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of DLG.L earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-17 8:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 6:36 PM
marketwatch.com logoDirect Line profit climbs; hikes interim dividend - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - August 1 at 3:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Insider Acquires £151.70 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 1:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 12:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 7:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Carolyn McCall set to become new chief executive of ITV
finance.yahoo.com - July 16 at 5:20 PM
finanznachrichten.de logoTCS Group Holding PLC: Controlling Shareholder Transactions in Tinkoff GDRs
www.finanznachrichten.de - July 10 at 5:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPeel Hunt Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 6:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Rating Reiterated by J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 12:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 6 at 10:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC's (LON:DLG) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 8:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Buying: Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Insider Purchases £149.94 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 1:29 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 12:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given "Overweight" Rating at J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 25 at 9:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Price Target Increased to GBX 390 by Analysts at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Receives Neutral Rating from Macquarie
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 19 at 10:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC's (DLG) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 8:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DLG-GB : June 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 5:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) PT Raised to GBX 415
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 11 at 5:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 2:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Insider Acquires £149.21 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 31 at 1:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DLG-GB : May 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 25 at 6:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Direct Line Insurance Group Plc : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Direct Line Insurance Group Plc : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group Plc :DLG-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2016 : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 8:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 2:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMike Holliday-Williams Sells 26,212 Shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Price Target Raised to GBX 370 at Goldman Sachs Group Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 6:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Given New GBX 339 Price Target at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 8:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDirect Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) Insider John Reizenstein Purchases 44 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 12:34 AM

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