Diploma PLC (LON:DPLM) announced a dividend on Monday, November 20th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of GBX 16 ($0.21) per share on Wednesday, January 24th. This represents a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This is a positive change from Diploma’s previous dividend of $7.00. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

Diploma (DPLM) traded down GBX 9 ($0.12) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1,171 ($15.68). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 34,761 shares, compared to its average volume of 92,616. Diploma has a 12-month low of GBX 904 ($12.11) and a 12-month high of GBX 1,270 ($17.01).

Diploma (LON:DPLM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The company reported GBX 49.80 ($0.67) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 48.20 ($0.65) by GBX 1.60 ($0.02). The firm had revenue of £451.90 million during the quarter. Diploma had a return on equity of 18.70% and a net margin of 10.32%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays raised their price target on Diploma from GBX 1,000 ($13.39) to GBX 1,030 ($13.79) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Jefferies Group raised their price target on Diploma from GBX 1,250 ($16.74) to GBX 1,350 ($18.08) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,165 ($15.60) price target on shares of Diploma in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Numis Securities upgraded Diploma to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from GBX 1,190 ($15.94) to GBX 1,300 ($17.41) in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Diploma in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. They issued a “buy” rating and a GBX 1,280 ($17.14) price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 1,225 ($16.41).

In other news, insider Nigel Lingwood sold 52,360 shares of Diploma stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,196 ($16.02), for a total transaction of £626,225.60 ($838,657.56).

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Diploma Company Profile

Diploma PLC is an international group of businesses supplying specialized technical products and services. It is organized into three business sectors: Life Sciences, Seals and Controls. Life Sciences Sector businesses supply a range of consumables, instrumentation and related services to the healthcare and environmental industries.

Dividend History for Diploma (LON:DPLM)

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