Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Kathryn Mikells bought 8 shares of Diageo plc stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 2,609 ($33.69) per share, with a total value of £208.72 ($269.56).
Kathryn Mikells also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Thursday, August 10th, Kathryn Mikells bought 7 shares of Diageo plc stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 2,486 ($32.11) per share, with a total value of £174.02 ($224.74).
- On Monday, July 10th, Kathryn Mikells bought 8 shares of Diageo plc stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 2,285 ($29.51) per share, with a total value of £182.80 ($236.08).
Diageo plc (DGE) opened at 2580.50 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,513.00 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,351.64. Diageo plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,946.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 2,616.00. The company’s market cap is GBX 64.86 billion.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be issued a GBX 38.50 ($0.50) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This is an increase from Diageo plc’s previous dividend of $23.70.
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A number of research firms have issued reports on DGE. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on shares of Diageo plc from GBX 2,700 ($34.87) to GBX 2,840 ($36.68) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 2,800 ($36.16) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group LLC set a GBX 3,000 ($38.74) target price on shares of Diageo plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. UBS AG set a GBX 2,880 ($37.19) target price on shares of Diageo plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($25.83) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Friday, August 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,561.05 ($33.08).
About Diageo plc
Diageo PLC is an alcoholic beverage company. The Company operates in various categories, including spirits and beer. Its geographic segments include North America; Europe, Russia and Turkey; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. Its principal products includes Scotch whisky, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Beer, Irish Cream Liqueur, Wine, Raki, Tequila, Canadian Whisky, American Whiskey, Progressive Adult Beverages, Cachaca, Brandy and Ready to Drink.
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