Diploma PLC (LON:DPLM) insider Nigel Lingwood sold 18,338 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 924 ($11.46), for a total value of £169,443.12 ($210,201.12).

Diploma PLC (LON:DPLM) opened at 939.50 on Thursday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.06 billion. Diploma PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 621.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 974.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 920.39 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 851.69.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of GBX 13.80 ($0.17) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%. This is a positive change from Diploma PLC’s previous dividend of $6.20.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on DPLM shares. Barclays PLC cut Diploma PLC to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price target for the company from GBX 831 ($10.31) to GBX 836 ($10.37) in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Jefferies Group upped their target price on Diploma PLC from GBX 885 ($10.98) to GBX 970 ($12.03) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 19th. Peel Hunt upgraded Diploma PLC to an “add” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 690 ($8.56) to GBX 900 ($11.16) in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. Numis Securities Ltd upped their target price on Diploma PLC from GBX 760 ($9.43) to GBX 800 ($9.92) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their target price on Diploma PLC from GBX 950 ($11.79) to GBX 1,020 ($12.65) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 974.20 ($12.09).

About Diploma PLC

Diploma PLC is an international group of businesses supplying specialized technical products and services. The Company is organized into three business sectors: Life Sciences, Seals and Controls. The Life Sciences Sector businesses supply a range of consumables, instrumentation and related services to the healthcare and environmental industries.

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