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Equities research analysts at WH Ireland assumed coverage on shares of Diploma (LON:DPLM) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, AR Network reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of Diploma (LON:DPLM) opened at 695.00 on Thursday. Diploma has a 52-week low of GBX 513.002 and a 52-week high of GBX 747.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 705.5 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 651.9. The company’s market cap is £782.9 million.

DPLM has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Diploma in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 697 ($11.49) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Diploma in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 750 ($12.36) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised their price target on shares of Diploma from GBX 760 ($12.52) to GBX 810 ($13.35) in a research note to investors on Tuesday, November 26th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Diploma presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 691.86 ($11.40).

Diploma PLC is an international group of businesses supplying specialized technical products and services.

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