Sector in Focus: Energy Stocks

The Big Six providers of the UK energy market will be investigated by regulators over accusations regarding the pricing of gas and electricity

Emma Wall 27 March, 2014 | 11:36AM
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Energy firms SSE, Scottish Power, Centrica, Npower, E On and EDF Energy, who make up 95% of the UK energy market, will be investigated over the next 18 months over allegations that the market could be more competitive.

Regulator Ofgem has called for the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether companies have not been offering customers the best priced deals. Today’s Ofgem report said there was “possible tacit co-ordination" between the firms on the size and timing of price rises, although no evidence of actual price fixing has been found.

Share prices fell on the announcement, but have since picked up. We reveal the current outlook for the listed energy companies, according to Morningstar equity analysts.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Centrica PLC45.95 GBX1.06Rating
SSE PLC1,464.00 GBX1.28Rating

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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