Barclays PLC Reaffirms Equal weight Rating for Diageo plc (DGE)
Diageo plc (LON:DGE)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reissued by Barclays PLC in a research report issued on Tuesday.
Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. BNP Paribas set a GBX 2,250 ($27.79) price objective on Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 2,500 ($30.88) target price on Diageo plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Friday, December 9th. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,600 ($32.11) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Wednesday, November 30th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reduced their target price on Diageo plc from GBX 2,400 ($29.64) to GBX 2,140 ($26.43) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,311.43 ($28.55).
Shares of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) opened at 2320.50 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 2,259.35 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 2,152.81. Diageo plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,737.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 2,348.09. The company’s market cap is GBX 58.27 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be given a GBX 23.70 ($0.29) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 23rd.
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About Diageo plc
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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