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Diageo plc (LON:DGE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Friday. They now have a GBX 2,050 ($34.81) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Friday. They now have a GBX 2,050 ($34.81) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded shares of Diageo plc to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 1,540 ($26.15) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 1,835 ($31.16). Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,972.26 ($33.49).

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) traded down 0.45% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1778.0001. The stock had a trading volume of 4,157,262 shares. Diageo plc has a 52 week low of GBX 950.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 2152.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1848. and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1863.. The company’s market cap is £44.539 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 13th will be paid a dividend of GBX 32 ($0.54) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 13th.

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) is engaged in drinks business.

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