Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Franz B. Humer purchased 369 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 10th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 2,242 ($27.75) per share, for a total transaction of £8,272.98 ($10,238.84).
Diageo plc (LON:DGE) opened at 2200.50 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 2,164.97 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,019.63. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 55.24 billion. Diageo plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,724.50 and a 12 month high of GBX 2,286.50.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were issued a dividend of GBX 36.60 ($0.45) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. This is an increase from Diageo plc’s previous dividend of $22.60.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on DGE. Liberum Capital began coverage on Diageo plc in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,182 ($27.00) price target on the stock. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Thursday, September 22nd. Societe Generale reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,308 ($28.56) price target on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,500 ($30.94) price target on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 2,150 ($26.61) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,164.96 ($26.79).
Diageo plc Company Profile
Diageo plc (Diageo) is a drinks business company. The Company is a provider of beverage alcohol of various brands in spirits, beer and wine. The Company produces its brands from more than 200 sites in over 30 countries. Diageo owns manufacturing production facilities across the globe, including maltings, distilleries, breweries, packaging plants, maturation warehouses, cooperages, vineyards, wineries and distribution warehouses.
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