Diploma (LON:DPLM) had its target price upped by stock analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 1,280 ($17.23) to GBX 1,365 ($18.37) in a research report issued on Tuesday, December 12th. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Berenberg Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 11.16% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other research firms have also recently commented on DPLM. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,165 ($15.68) price target on shares of Diploma in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Numis Securities reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,190 ($16.02) price objective on shares of Diploma in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on Diploma from GBX 1,250 ($16.82) to GBX 1,350 ($18.17) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Barclays increased their price objective on Diploma from GBX 1,000 ($13.46) to GBX 1,030 ($13.86) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 1,242 ($16.72).

Shares of Diploma (LON:DPLM) opened at GBX 1,228 ($16.53) on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,390.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,923.81. Diploma has a 1 year low of GBX 976 ($13.14) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,270 ($17.09).

Diploma (LON:DPLM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The company reported GBX 49.80 ($0.67) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 48.20 ($0.65) by GBX 1.60 ($0.02). The firm had revenue of £451.90 million during the quarter. Diploma had a return on equity of 18.70% and a net margin of 10.32%.

In other news, insider Nigel Lingwood sold 52,360 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,196 ($16.10), for a total transaction of £626,225.60 ($842,833.92).

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About Diploma

Diploma PLC is an international group of businesses supplying specialized technical products and services. It is organized into three business sectors: Life Sciences, Seals and Controls. Life Sciences Sector businesses supply a range of consumables, instrumentation and related services to the healthcare and environmental industries.

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