Diploma PLC (DPLM) Insider Bruce Thompson Purchases 6,900 Shares

Diploma PLC (LON:DPLM) insider Bruce Thompson purchased 6,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,090 ($15.28) per share, for a total transaction of £75,210 ($105,454.29).

Diploma PLC (DPLM) opened at GBX 1,073 ($15.04) on Tuesday. Diploma PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 1,010 ($14.16) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,270 ($17.81). The company has a market capitalization of $1,230.00 and a PE ratio of 2,554.76.

Diploma (LON:DPLM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 20th. The company reported GBX 49.80 ($0.70) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 48.20 ($0.68) by GBX 1.60 ($0.02). Diploma had a return on equity of 18.70% and a net margin of 10.32%. The business had revenue of £451.90 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a GBX 16 ($0.22) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. This is an increase from Diploma’s previous dividend of $7.00.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on DPLM shares. Numis Securities downgraded Diploma to an “add” rating and increased their price objective for the company from GBX 1,300 ($18.23) to GBX 1,350 ($18.93) in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Barclays increased their price objective on Diploma from GBX 1,000 ($14.02) to GBX 1,030 ($14.44) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on Diploma from GBX 1,250 ($17.53) to GBX 1,350 ($18.93) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Peel Hunt reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,165 ($16.33) price objective on shares of Diploma in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank increased their price objective on Diploma from GBX 1,280 ($17.95) to GBX 1,365 ($19.14) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Diploma presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,252 ($17.55).

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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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