Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Kathryn Mikells acquired 5 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,639 ($34.48) per share, with a total value of £131.95 ($172.42).

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

  • On Monday, September 10th, Kathryn Mikells acquired 6 shares of Diageo stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,684 ($35.07) per share, with a total value of £161.04 ($210.43).

DGE opened at GBX 2,541 ($33.20) on Friday. Diageo plc has a 12 month low of GBX 2,186.50 ($28.57) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,735.50 ($35.74).

Diageo (LON:DGE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The company reported GBX 118.60 ($1.55) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 116.50 ($1.52) by GBX 2.10 ($0.03). Diageo had a return on equity of 33.47% and a net margin of 27.06%.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 9th were given a GBX 40.40 ($0.53) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 9th. This represents a yield of 1.43%. This is a positive change from Diageo’s previous dividend of $24.90.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on DGE shares. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price objective on Diageo from GBX 2,900 ($37.89) to GBX 3,200 ($41.81) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 3,150 ($41.16) price objective on Diageo and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 2,300 ($30.05) price objective on Diageo and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,100 ($40.51) price objective (up previously from GBX 2,880 ($37.63)) on shares of Diageo in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 3,100 ($40.51) price target on Diageo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Diageo has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 2,852 ($37.27).

About Diageo

Diageo plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and sells alcoholic beverages worldwide. The company offers a collection of brands across spirits, beer, cider, and wine categories. Its brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan's and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Bundaberg, McDowell's No.

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