Diageo plc (DEO) Reaches New 52-Week High

Lester Mason
September 5, 2017

The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.03 on September 1, reaching $7.29. About 440,349 shares traded or 18.73% up from the average. (NYSE:OMC) has risen 1.15% since September 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.19% the S&P500.

Jaffetilchin Investment Partners Llc decreased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 20.52% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Moors & Cabot Inc acquired 3,017 shares as Diageo P L C (DEO)'s stock rose 5.26%. The Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc holds 21,924 shares with $2.28 million value, up from 6,049 last quarter. Lafayette Investments Inc who had been investing in Diageo Plc Spon Adr New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.32B market cap company. The stock is trading at $134.83 which is slightly above $128.96, the stock's 50 day moving average and well above the 200 day moving average of $120.55.

Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc. raised its position in shares of Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. Therefore 67% are positive.

Investment analysts at Jefferies Group upped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Diageo PLC in a research report issued on Friday. Credit Suisse maintained Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) on Friday, July 31 with "Neutral" rating. The stock of Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group now has a "Buy" rating and a $154.20 price target on the stock. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, July 31 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, April 28 with "Buy". Therefore 74% are positive. Phillips 66 had 43 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Friday, July 31. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, February 6 by Mizuho. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 6 by Investec. On Thursday, November 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". The company was maintained on Friday, December 4 by Oppenheimer. As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital. The stock of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Goldman Sachs maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Wednesday, April 20. The ex-dividend date is set for Wednesday the 9th of August 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2016 Q4. Next Financial Group, Inc divested its stake by shedding 600 shares a decrease of 28.6% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. 156 funds opened positions while 618 raised stakes. 221.24 million shares or 0.77% less from 222.95 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Geneva Advisors Ltd holds 264,927 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. It improved, as 88 investors sold FB shares while 531 reduced holdings. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 326,792 shares. The dividend will be $1.015 per share for the quarter which is $4.06 annualized. Yorktown Mgmt & Rech Incorporated reported 4,200 shares stake. The New York-based Grace & White Inc Ny has invested 0.77% in the stock. Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) was reduced too. Proshare Advsr Llc reported 0.13% in T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS). North Star Asset Management Inc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 119,805 shares.

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