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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