Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Kathryn Mikells purchased 8 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,609 ($33.69) per share, for a total transaction of £208.72 ($269.56).

Kathryn Mikells also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, August 10th, Kathryn Mikells purchased 7 shares of Diageo plc stock. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,486 ($32.11) per share, for a total transaction of £174.02 ($224.74).
  • On Monday, July 10th, Kathryn Mikells purchased 8 shares of Diageo plc stock. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,285 ($29.51) per share, for a total transaction of £182.80 ($236.08).

Diageo plc (DGE) opened at 2586.50 on Tuesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,511.12 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,349.45. Diageo plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,946.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2,616.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 65.01 billion.

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $2.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $1.09. Diageo plc had a return on equity of 23.14% and a net margin of 21.12%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Diageo plc will post $105.29 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th will be paid a GBX 38.50 ($0.50) dividend. This is a boost from Diageo plc’s previous dividend of $23.70. This represents a yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th.

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DGE has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a GBX 2,600 ($33.58) price target on shares of Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,430 ($31.38) price target on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Monday, May 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a GBX 2,500 ($32.29) price target on shares of Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,600 ($33.58) price target on shares of Diageo plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Diageo plc currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,554.68 ($32.99).

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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