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DLG - Direct Line Insurance Share Price

324.4p -3.0  -0.9%

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Large Cap
Market Cap £4.43bn
Enterprise Value £4.02bn
Revenue £3.24bn
Position in Universe 186th / 1800
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
3,349 3,253 3,321 3,496 3,427 3,284 3,051 3,115 -0.4%
+1.8 -0.8 -8.9 +39.4 -1.7 -9.4 -16.9 +9.29
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 June 2020, Direct LineInsurance Group PLC revenues decreased 3% to £1.59B. Netincome applicable to common stockholders decreased 9% to£184.3M. Revenues reflect decrease in net premium earned.Net income also reflects GAAP Expense Ratio - %-Motorincrease of 6% to 24.7%, GAAP Loss Ratio - %-Motor decreaseof 22% to 54.3%. Dividend per share remained flat at £0.07.
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Profile Summary

Direct 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.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 30th, 2020
Incorporated July 26, 1988
Public Since October 11, 2012
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 10,762
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Frequently Asked Questions for Direct Line Insurance
What is the Direct Line Insurance share price?

As of 1:55pm, shares in Direct Line Insurance are trading at 324.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £4.43bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Direct Line Insurance share price performed this year?

Shares in Direct Line Insurance are currently trading at 324.4p and the price has moved by 2.13% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Direct Line Insurance price has moved by 13.99% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Direct Line Insurance?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Direct Line Insurance, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 0 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Direct Line Insurance is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Direct Line Insurance next release its financial results?

Direct Line Insurance is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-30
What is the Direct Line Insurance dividend yield?

The Direct Line Insurance dividend yield is 2.26% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Direct Line Insurance pay a dividend?

Last year, Direct Line Insurance paid a total dividend of 0.07, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 2.26%. Looking ahead, Direct Line Insurance has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Direct Line Insurance next pay dividends?

Direct Line Insurance has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Direct Line Insurance shares is currently 2.26%.

How do I buy Direct Line Insurance shares?

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What is the market cap of Direct Line Insurance?

Shares in Direct Line Insurance are currently trading at 324.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £4.43bn.

Where are Direct Line Insurance shares listed? Where are Direct Line Insurance shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Direct Line Insurance:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: DLG
What kind of share is Direct Line Insurance?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Direct Line Insurance is currently classified as a Turnaround. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Direct Line Insurance share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Direct Line Insurance are currently priced at 324.4p. At that level they are trading at 8.37% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 354.03.

Analysts covering Direct Line Insurance currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.24871 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Direct Line Insurance share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Direct Line Insurance. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 4.8%. At the current price of 324.4p, shares in Direct Line Insurance are trading at 15.15% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Direct Line Insurance PE Ratio?

The Direct Line Insurance PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 10.9. The shares are currently trading at 324.4p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Direct Line Insurance?

Direct Line Insurance's management team is headed by:

Jane Hanson - NID
Jonathan Greenwood - MDR
Steve Maddock - COO
Humphrey Tomlinson - GCN
Jose Vazquez - CRO
Sebastian James - NID
Simon Linares - DHR
Danuta Gray - NEC
Penelope James - CEO
Mark Gregory - NID
Mark Evans - MDR
Neil Manser - CFO
Gus Park - MDR
Kate Syred - MDR
Adrian Joseph - DRC
Who are the major shareholders of Direct Line Insurance?

Here are the top five shareholders of Direct Line Insurance based on the size of their shareholding:

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 10.02% (136.7m shares)
Artemis Investment Management LLP Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.07% (69.1m shares)
Majedie Asset Management Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.99% (68.1m shares)
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.98% (68.0m shares)
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) Sovereign Wealth Fund
Percentage owned: 4.91% (67.0m shares)
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