Diploma (LON:DPLM)‘s stock had its “add” rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt in a report released on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 1,165 ($15.80) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 1.01% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on DPLM. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Diploma from GBX 1,000 ($13.56) to GBX 1,030 ($13.97) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Berenberg Bank upped their price objective on shares of Diploma from GBX 1,280 ($17.36) to GBX 1,365 ($18.51) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Numis Securities lowered shares of Diploma to an “add” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,300 ($17.63) to GBX 1,350 ($18.31) in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group upped their price objective on shares of Diploma from GBX 1,250 ($16.95) to GBX 1,350 ($18.31) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,252 ($16.98).

Shares of Diploma (LON DPLM) opened at GBX 1,153.40 ($15.64) on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $1,340.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,746.19. Diploma has a one year low of GBX 989.50 ($13.42) and a one year high of GBX 1,270 ($17.22).

Diploma (LON:DPLM) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The company reported GBX 49.80 ($0.68) earnings per share (EPS) 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 net margin of 10.32% and a return on equity of 18.70%.

In other Diploma news, insider Nigel Lingwood sold 52,360 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,196 ($16.22), for a total value of £626,225.60 ($849,234.61).

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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.

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