Diageo plc (LON:DGE) insider Franz B. Humer bought 369 shares of Diageo plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,242 ($27.75) per share, for a total transaction of £8,272.98 ($10,238.84).

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) opened at 2243.407 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 2,161.42 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 2,016.75. The stock’s market cap is GBX 56442.75 billion. Diageo plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,724.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 2,286.50.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Diageo plc (LON:DGE)

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were given a GBX 36.60 ($0.45) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. This is a boost from Diageo plc’s previous dividend of $22.60.

A number of research firms recently commented on DGE. Liberum Capital assumed coverage on Diageo plc in a research note on Monday, October 3rd. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,182 ($27.00) target price on the stock. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Societe Generale reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,308 ($28.56) price objective on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,500 ($30.94) price objective on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 2,150 ($26.61) price objective on shares of Diageo plc in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,164.96 ($26.79).

Diageo plc Company Profile

Diageo plc (Diageo) is a drinks business company. The Company is a provider of beverage alcohol of various brands in spirits, beer and wine. The Company produces its brands from more than 200 sites in over 30 countries. Diageo owns manufacturing production facilities across the globe, including maltings, distilleries, breweries, packaging plants, maturation warehouses, cooperages, vineyards, wineries and distribution warehouses.

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