Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Diageo plc (LON: DGE) in the last few weeks:

  • 10/24/2017 – Diageo plc was given a new GBX 2,880 ($38.00) price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/16/2017 – Diageo plc was given a new GBX 3,000 ($39.59) price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/12/2017 – Diageo plc was given a new GBX 2,800 ($36.95) price target on by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/10/2017 – Diageo plc was given a new GBX 2,420 ($31.93) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/5/2017 – Diageo plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 9/28/2017 – Diageo plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 3,000 ($39.59) to GBX 2,900 ($38.27). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/21/2017 – Diageo plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from GBX 2,400 ($31.67) to GBX 2,385 ($31.47). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 9/20/2017 – Diageo plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 9/20/2017 – Diageo plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 2,000 ($26.39) price target on the stock.
  • 9/20/2017 – Diageo plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a GBX 3,000 ($39.59) price target on the stock.
  • 9/20/2017 – Diageo plc had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a GBX 2,800 ($36.95) price target on the stock.
  • 9/13/2017 – Diageo plc was downgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a “hold” rating. They now have a GBX 2,550 ($33.65) price target on the stock.
  • 9/12/2017 – Diageo plc had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from GBX 2,700 ($35.63) to GBX 2,840 ($37.48). They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/11/2017 – Diageo plc had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a GBX 2,800 ($36.95) price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Diageo plc was given a new GBX 3,000 ($39.59) price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/31/2017 – Diageo plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.
  • 8/30/2017 – Diageo plc was given a new GBX 2,880 ($38.00) price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/25/2017 – Diageo plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 2,000 ($26.39) price target on the stock.

Diageo plc (LON DGE) traded down 0.52% during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 2565.50. The stock had a trading volume of 4,751,726 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,520.32 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,396.27. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 64.48 billion. Diageo plc has a one year low of GBX 1,946.00 and a one year high of GBX 2,616.00.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were paid a dividend of GBX 38.50 ($0.51) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. This is a positive change from Diageo plc’s previous dividend of $23.70. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

In related news, insider Javier Ferran bought 65,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 2,503 ($33.03) per share, for a total transaction of £1,626,950 ($2,146,938.51). Also, insider Alan Stewart bought 4,076 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,465 ($32.53) per share, with a total value of £100,473.40 ($132,585.64). Over the last quarter, insiders have acquired 69,100 shares of company stock valued at $172,803,654.

Diageo PLC is an alcoholic beverage company. The Company operates in various categories, including spirits and beer. Its geographic segments include North America; Europe, Russia and Turkey; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. Its principal products includes Scotch whisky, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Beer, Irish Cream Liqueur, Wine, Raki, Tequila, Canadian Whisky, American Whiskey, Progressive Adult Beverages, Cachaca, Brandy and Ready to Drink.

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