Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Javier Ferrán bought 275 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 3,009 ($39.32) per share, with a total value of £8,274.75 ($10,812.43).
Javier Ferrán also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Wednesday, December 19th, Javier Ferrán purchased 35,000 shares of Diageo stock. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 2,794 ($36.51) per share, with a total value of £977,900 ($1,277,799.56).
Shares of DGE traded up GBX 29.50 ($0.39) during midday trading on Monday, reaching GBX 3,011.50 ($39.35). 1,972,364 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,520,000. 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).
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of GBX 26.10 ($0.34) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.9%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price target on Diageo from GBX 3,100 ($40.51) to GBX 3,300 ($43.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. UBS Group increased their price objective on Diageo from GBX 3,100 ($40.51) to GBX 3,300 ($43.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th. Deutsche Bank set a GBX 3,100 ($40.51) price objective on Diageo and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on Diageo from GBX 2,300 ($30.05) to GBX 2,700 ($35.28) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 3,250 ($42.47) price objective on Diageo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Diageo currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,998.67 ($39.18).
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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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