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LON:DLG

Direct Line Insurance Group - DLG Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 215.53
-0.47 (-0.22%)
(As of 08/12/2022 06:41 AM ET)
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Today's Range
215.10
217.30
50-Day Range
193.65
260.40
52-Week Range
184.55
318
Volume
466,474 shs
Average Volume
4.96 million shs
Market Capitalization
£2.83 billion
P/E Ratio
898.04
Dividend Yield
10.91%
Price Target
GBX 282.30

Direct Line Insurance Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
31.1% Upside
GBX 282.30 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.05mentions of Direct Line Insurance Group in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
£10.08 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.45 out of 5 stars

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About Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) Stock

Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides general insurance products and services in the United Kingdom. The company operates through Motor, Home, Rescue and Other Personal Lines, and Commercial segments. It offers motor, home, rescue, travel, creditor, and pet insurance products, as well as insurance for mid-to-high-net worth customers; and commercial insurance for small and medium-sized enterprises. The company also provides management, motor vehicle repair, insurance intermediary, support and operational, legal, and breakdown recovery services. It sells its insurance products directly through price comparison Websites and phone, as well as through partners and brokers under the Direct Line, Churchill, Green Flag, Direct Line for Business, DLG Partnerships, NIG, Privilege, DLG Legal Services, Darwin, and DLG Auto Services brands. The company was formerly known as RBS Insurance Group Limited and changed its name to Direct Line Insurance Group plc in February 2012. Direct Line Insurance Group plc was founded in 1985 and is based in Bromley, the United Kingdom.

Direct Line Insurance Group Stock Performance

LON:DLG traded down GBX 2.20 ($0.03) on Thursday, hitting GBX 216 ($2.61). The stock had a trading volume of 6,198,291 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,992,286. Direct Line Insurance Group has a one year low of GBX 184.55 ($2.23) and a one year high of GBX 318 ($3.84). The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 22.69. The stock has a market cap of £2.83 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 909.17. The company's 50-day moving average is GBX 231.46 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 258.59.

Direct Line Insurance Group Cuts Dividend

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a GBX 7.60 ($0.09) dividend. This represents a yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th. Direct Line Insurance Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 94.58%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

DLG has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Barclays reissued an "equal weight" rating and issued a GBX 292 ($3.53) target price on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a GBX 230 ($2.78) price objective on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reiterated a "hold" rating and set a GBX 240 ($2.90) price objective on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group from GBX 250 ($3.02) to GBX 240 ($2.90) and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of Direct Line Insurance Group to a "hold" rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from GBX 330 ($3.99) to GBX 215 ($2.60) in a research note on Monday, July 18th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of GBX 282.30 ($3.41).

Insider Activity

In other news, insider Neil Manser sold 48,462 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 208 ($2.51), for a total value of £100,800.96 ($121,799.13).

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DLG Company Calendar

Last Earnings
8/01/2018
Ex-Dividend for 5/17 Dividend
4/07/2022
Dividend Payable
5/17/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/9 Dividend
8/11/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
9/09/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
CIK
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
9,786
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
GBX 282.30
High Stock Price Forecast
GBX 360
Low Stock Price Forecast
GBX 215
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+31.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Pretax Margin
N/A

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£3.21 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 77.07 per share
Book Value
GBX 219.90 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,311,400,000
Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
£2.83 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
N/A

Key Executives

  • Ms. Penelope Jane James ACA (Age 53)
    CEO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $2.13M
  • Mr. Neil D. Manser (Age 48)
    CFO & Director
    Comp: $1.1M
  • Mr. Ash Jokhoo
    Chief Information Officer
  • Paul Smith
    Investor Relations Director
  • Mr. Humphrey Michael Tomlinson
    Gen. Counsel
  • Jade Trimbee
    Corp. Communications Mang.
  • Ms. Jessie Burrows
    Managing Director of Customer Sales, Service & Claims
  • Mr. Mark Evans
    Managing Director of Marketing & Digital
  • Ms. Victoria Jane Wallis (Age 55)
    Chief People Officer
  • Mr. Jonathan Paul Greenwood (Age 54)
    Managing Director of Commercial













DLG Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Direct Line Insurance Group stock right now?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Direct Line Insurance Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" DLG shares.
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What is Direct Line Insurance Group's stock price forecast for 2022?

10 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Direct Line Insurance Group's shares. Their DLG share price forecasts range from GBX 215 to GBX 360. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach GBX 282.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have DLG shares performed in 2022?

Direct Line Insurance Group's stock was trading at GBX 279 at the start of the year. Since then, DLG shares have decreased by 22.6% and is now trading at GBX 216.
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How were Direct Line Insurance Group's earnings last quarter?

Direct Line Insurance Group plc (LON:DLG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company reported $16.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $14.20 by $2.50.

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

Direct Line Insurance Group announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 7.60 per share on Friday, September 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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Is Direct Line Insurance Group a good dividend stock?

Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.23 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 10.91%. DLG has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 94.58%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
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What other stocks do shareholders of Direct Line Insurance Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Direct Line Insurance Group investors own include Aviva (AV), BlackBerry (BB), 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (FLWS), Sports Direct International (SPD), Air Canada (AC), Ally Financial (ALLY), Berry Global Group (BERY), boohoo group (BOO), Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) and ValiRx (VAL).

What is Direct Line Insurance Group's stock symbol?

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

How do I buy shares of Direct Line Insurance Group?

Shares of DLG stock 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.
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What is Direct Line Insurance Group's stock price today?

One share of DLG stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 216.

How much money does Direct Line Insurance Group make?

Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) has a market capitalization of £2.83 billion and generates £3.21 billion in revenue each year.

How many employees does Direct Line Insurance Group have?

The company employs 9,786 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Direct Line Insurance Group?

Direct Line Insurance Group's mailing address is Churchill Court, Westmoreland Road, BROMLEY, BR1 1DP, United Kingdom. The official website for the company is www.directlinegroup.com. The company can be reached via phone at +44-113-2920667.

This page (LON:DLG) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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