Diploma PLC (DPLM.L) (LON:DPLM) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Diploma PLC (DPLM.L) (LON:DPLM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,755 ($22.93).

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DPLM. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Diploma PLC (DPLM.L) to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 14th. Berenberg Bank upped their target price on Diploma PLC (DPLM.L) from GBX 2,150 ($28.09) to GBX 2,350 ($30.70) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 19th.

Shares of DPLM stock opened at GBX 2,192 ($28.64) on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,155.54 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 2,031.98. Diploma PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 1,191 ($15.56) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 2,442 ($31.90). The firm has a market cap of £2.73 billion and a P/E ratio of 50.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.35, a current ratio of 3.49 and a quick ratio of 2.54.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 26th will be paid a GBX 30 ($0.39) dividend. This is a boost from Diploma PLC (DPLM.L)’s previous dividend of $20.50. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.35%. Diploma PLC (DPLM.L)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 117.24%.

In other Diploma PLC (DPLM.L) news, insider Johnny Thomson purchased 2,690 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 18th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 2,109 ($27.55) per share, with a total value of £56,732.10 ($74,120.85).

Diploma PLC (DPLM.L) Company Profile

Diploma PLC, together with its subsidiaries, supplies specialized technical products and services in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Life Sciences, Seals, and Controls. The Life Sciences sector supplies consumable and instrument for the diagnostic testing of blood, tissue, and other samples in hospital pathology and life sciences laboratories; electrosurgery equipment and consumable for use in hospital operating room; and surgical medical device, and related consumable and service to GI endoscopy suite in hospital and private clinic.

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