Diageo plc (DGE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC

Diageo plc (LON:DGE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a GBX 2,500 ($30.88) price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 7.39% from the stock’s current price.

DGE has been the topic of a number of other reports. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($23.47) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,370 ($29.27) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Friday, November 25th. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of Diageo plc from GBX 2,285 ($28.22) to GBX 2,300 ($28.41) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, January 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 2,500 ($30.88) target price on shares of Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Finally, Bryan, Garnier & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 2,150 ($26.55) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Thursday, January 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 2,311.43 ($28.55).

Analyst Recommendations for Diageo plc (LON:DGE)

Shares of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) opened at 2312.00 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 2,259.35 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 2,152.81. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 58.05 billion. Diageo plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,737.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2,348.09.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be given a GBX 23.70 ($0.29) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.07%.

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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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