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Investors think Centrica will cut dividend. Analysts aren't sure

The UK's biggest energy supplier Centrica is trading near the lowest level in almost two decades. Investors and analysts are divided over whether the British utility will cut its dividend.

As Centrica Plc prepares to unveil figures for a year when its share price fell by a record, investors and analysts are divided over whether the British utility will cut its dividend.

The UK's biggest energy supplier is trading near the lowest level in almost two decades after a November profit warning shook investor confidence and spurred talk of a reduced shareholder payment. Some are less gloomy, and analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein and Agency Partners LLP say it's too early to call a lower dividend. Centrica's full-year results are due Thursday.

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