Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Siobhán Moriarty purchased 4 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 3,409 ($44.54) per share, for a total transaction of £136.36 ($178.18).

Shares of DGE opened at GBX 3,391 ($44.31) on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 3,391.36. Diageo plc has a one year low of GBX 2,513 ($32.84) and a one year high of GBX 3,500.50 ($45.74). The company has a market cap of $80.34 billion and a P/E ratio of 28.42. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 109.30.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on DGE shares. Investec upgraded shares of Standard Chartered from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $0.35 price target on shares of DB Commodity Double Short ETN in a research note on Friday. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 250 ($3.27) price target on shares of in a research note on Tuesday, June 18th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,150 ($41.16) price target on shares of in a research note on Wednesday, June 5th. Finally, UBS Group lowered shares of to a “sell” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 530 ($6.93) to GBX 540 ($7.06) in a research note on Wednesday, June 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 3,224.41 ($42.13).

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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