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Equities research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Tuesday. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Monday, May 12th. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. They now have a $130.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Diageo plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $130.00.

Shares of Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) opened at 127.88 on Wednesday. Diageo plc has a 52-week low of $111.87 and a 52-week high of $134.08. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $125. and a 200-day moving average of $125.6. The company has a market cap of $80.149 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.62. Diageo plc also saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 615,997 shares, a decrease of 46.0% from the April 15th total of 1,141,195 shares. Currently, 0.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 541,857 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days.

Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) is engaged in drinks business.

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