Diageo plc (LON:DGE) has been given a GBX 2,185 ($26.99) price target by Goldman Sachs Group Inc in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s price objective points to a potential downside of 6.14% from the stock’s previous close.
Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Bryan, Garnier & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 2,210 ($27.29) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 2,500 ($30.88) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Friday. Whitman Howard reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,250 ($27.79) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,500 ($30.88) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Friday. Finally, BNP Paribas 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 Friday, March 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Diageo plc has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 2,311.43 ($28.55).
Shares of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) opened at 2328.00 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 58.46 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 2,259.35 and its 200-day moving average 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 firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of GBX 23.70 ($0.29) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 23rd. This represents a 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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