Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. Buys 2,574 Shares of Diageo plc (DEO)

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its stake in Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) by 45.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 8,288 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,574 shares during the period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in Diageo were worth $1,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Family Capital Trust Co acquired a new position in shares of Diageo in the 3rd quarter worth $119,000. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Diageo in the 3rd quarter worth $125,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in shares of Diageo by 404.4% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,039 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,000 after acquiring an additional 833 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Diageo by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,391 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 142 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Diageo during the third quarter valued at $185,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 12.04% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $145.24. The stock had a trading volume of 364,586 shares, compared to its average volume of 419,342. Diageo plc has a twelve month low of $106.61 and a twelve month high of $147.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $90,420.00, a P/E ratio of 24.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 0.75.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on DEO shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Diageo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $155.40 price target (up previously from $155.20) on shares of Diageo in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Finally, Evercore ISI started coverage on Diageo in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Diageo currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $156.00.

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About Diageo

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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