Diageo plc (LON:DGE)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Whitman Howard in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a GBX 2,250 ($27.79) price objective on the stock. Whitman Howard’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 3.35% from the company’s current price.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on DGE. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,370 ($29.27) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Tuesday, January 10th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a GBX 2,185 ($26.99) target price on shares of Diageo plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 20th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,300 ($28.41) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Sunday, November 27th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Monday, January 9th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,600 ($32.11) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Wednesday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company 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 company’s market capitalization is GBX 58.05 billion. 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 12-month low of GBX 1,737.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 2,348.09.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be paid a dividend of GBX 23.70 ($0.29) per share. 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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