Dairy Crest Group plc (LON:DCG) insider Adam Braithwaite sold 3,577 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 581 ($7.54), for a total transaction of £20,782.37 ($26,979.58).

Shares of Dairy Crest Group plc (DCG) traded up 0.43% during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 584.00. 46,999 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 585.23 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 586.48. Dairy Crest Group plc has a 52 week low of GBX 539.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 697.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 817.24 million.

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A number of brokerages have issued reports on DCG. Investec upgraded shares of Dairy Crest Group plc to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.79) price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 630 ($8.18) price objective on shares of Dairy Crest Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Whitman Howard reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 630 ($8.18) price objective on shares of Dairy Crest Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 680 ($8.83) price objective on shares of Dairy Crest Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC lowered shares of Dairy Crest Group plc to an “underperform” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from GBX 500 ($6.49) to GBX 515 ($6.69) in a research note on Friday, June 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 619.44 ($8.04).

About Dairy Crest Group plc

Dairy Crest Group plc is a United Kingdom-based dairy company. The Company processes and markets branded dairy products. The Company’s segments include Cheese, Spreads and Other. It has two product groups: cheese & whey, and butters, spreads & oils. It produces and markets Cathedral City, a cheese brand, and the Davidstow cheddar brand.

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