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Legal & General Group

LGEN: 245.20 -3.30 (-1.33%) delayed: 09:21 AM Trade Now
Bid Price 245.10 High Price 248.00
Ask Price 245.30 Low Price 244.30
Open Price 248.00 Spread 0.08%
Prev Close 248.50 Volume 2,154,385

Legal & General Group - Share Price

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Legal & General Group - Share Price Information

Name Legal & General Group Epic LGEN
Sector Life Insurance ISIN GB0005603997
Activites Legal & General's core UK business is the provision of a broad range of savings and protection products for individuals. It offers products through major retail channels - independent financial advisers, business partners (including Alliance & Leicester, Barclays, Northern Rock, and the Woolwich) and direct through call centres and the internet. The product range includes term assurance, mortgage protection, household insurance, private medical insurance, saving for retirement, annuities, unit trusts and ISAs. Its corporate business (pensions, group life assurance, and group income protection) complements the individual business, drawing on our key fund management, actuarial and administrative skills. Legal & General Investment Management provides fund management expertise to the Group's retail and corporate businesses as well as to trustees of pension schemes and other institutional clients. Total funds under management were £146 billion at 30 June 2004 of which pension fund assets exceeded £90 billion, underlining Legal & General's position as a major UK investment house and a leading provider of index tracking services. Legal & General's primary focus is on UK business, but the Group has operations in the USA, the Netherlands and France. Some cross-border sales are also made in Germany. Business in the USA is now the country's second largest brokerage channel writer of term assurance for high net worth customers. Business is transacted through two subsidiaries - Banner Life and William Penn. In the Netherlands, it concentrates on both annual and single premium business for higher income households distributed via independent intermediaries and through banks. The French business sells primarily single premium investment based products through a direct sales organisation. Index FTSE 100
Latest Share Price (p) 245.20 Net Gearing (%) 92.95
Market Capitalisation (£m) 14,798.15 Gross Gearing (%) 98.44
Shares in issue (m) 5,954.99 Debt Ratio 98.44
P/E Ratio 11.71 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 1.00
Total dividends per share (p) 14.35 Assets / Equity Ratio 64.24
Dividend Yield (%) 5.78 Price to book value 2.03
Dividend Cover 1.82 ROCE (%) 0.40
Earning per share (p) 21.22 EPS Growth (%) 16.85
52-week high / low (p) 257.10 / 160.50 DPS Growth (%) 7.09

Legal & General Group - Broker Views

Date
Broker
Views
Price
Old Target Price
New Target Price
Notes
22 Mar
Jefferies International
Hold
244.85
225.00
249.00
Reiterates
21 Mar
JP Morgan Cazenove
Underweight
244.85
197.00
197.00
Reiterates
20 Mar
Exane BNP Paribas
Outperform
244.85
270.00
270.00
Reiterates
17 Mar
RBC Capital Markets
Outperform
244.85
300.00
300.00
Reiterates
09 Mar
Shore Capital
Buy
244.85
-
-
Reiterates

Legal & General Group - Director Deals

Date
Director
Type
Volume / Price
Trade Value
15 Mar 2017
Nigel Wilson
Exercise
192,628 / 0.00p
£0.00
15 Mar 2017
Nigel Wilson
Sale Post-Exercise
90,536 / 246.40p
£223,080.70
14 Mar 2017
Mark Zinkula
Exercise
131,551 / 0.00p
£0.00
14 Mar 2017
Mark Zinkula
Sale Post-Exercise
63,815 / 250.30p
£159,728.95
08 Mar 2017
Philip Broadley
Buy
7,735 / 254.20p
£19,662.37

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