Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twelve research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $160.50.
Several research analysts have issued reports on DEO shares. Macquarie reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo in a report on Sunday. Zacks Investment Research raised Diageo from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 28th.
NYSE DEO traded up $0.98 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $141.73. 109,663 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 366,649. The firm has a market cap of $87.62 billion, a PE ratio of 22.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 0.63. Diageo has a one year low of $131.22 and a one year high of $151.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.37 and a quick ratio of 0.58.
Diageo Company Profile
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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