Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Kathryn Mikells bought 9 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,560 ($33.66) per share, with a total value of £230.40 ($302.92).
Kathryn Mikells also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Monday, September 11th, Kathryn Mikells bought 8 shares of Diageo plc stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,609 ($34.30) per share, with a total value of £208.72 ($274.41).
- On Thursday, August 10th, Kathryn Mikells bought 7 shares of Diageo plc stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,486 ($32.68) per share, with a total value of £174.02 ($228.79).
Diageo plc (LON DGE) traded up 0.53% on Tuesday, reaching GBX 2555.50. 2,868,367 shares of the company traded hands. 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 capitalization is GBX 64.23 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 2,523.42 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,378.32.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were paid a dividend of GBX 38.50 ($0.51) per share. This represents a yield of 1.6%. This is a positive change from Diageo plc’s previous dividend of $23.70. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th.
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DGE has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a GBX 3,000 ($39.44) target price on shares of Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($26.30) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BNP Paribas reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,435 ($32.01) target price on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 2,920 ($38.39) target price on shares of Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. Diageo plc currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,557.41 ($33.62).
Diageo plc Company Profile
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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