Will Diageo plc (DEO) Run Out of Steam Soon?

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

Diageo P L C Spon Adr New now has $84.16 billion valuation.

The stock increased 0.36% or GBX 9.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2616. About 96,008 shares traded. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 12.82% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Credit Suisse now has a GBX 2840.00 PT on the 65.12B GBP market cap company or 8.91% upside potential. The Company's cloud product comprises HiveManager, a network management application; and Mobility Suite, which includes guest access, personal device access, ID manager, and social login applications. Capital Fund Management holds 0.01% or 14,843 shares in its portfolio. Cooper Creek Partners Management Llc owns 497,473 shares or 1.5% of their United States portfolio. Hbk Investments Limited Partnership has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM).

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Aerohive Networks's analysts are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 6 by Investec. The lowest target is $5.0 while the high is $10.0. The stock now has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 2,586.05 ($34.81). The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Liberum Capital on Monday, January 30 to "Sell". The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil to "Sector Outperform" on Tuesday, October 4. As per Wednesday, September 16, the company rating was maintained by Kepler Cheuvreux.

Analysts await Aerohive Networks, Inc. Americafirst Cap Mgmt Limited reported 0.66% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). They expect $-0.23 earnings per share, up 25.81% or $0.08 from last year's $-0.31 per share. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by The Procter & Gamble Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.59% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.00% or $0.0001 during the last trading session, reaching $5.1499. About 857,600 shares traded. Aerohive Networks, Inc. (HIVE) has declined 22.32% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. It also upped Ishares 1 (CSJ) stake by 3,460 shares and now owns 42,383 shares. Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS) was reduced too. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 46% are positive. Diageo had 40 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shore Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Diageo in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, November 21. The stock of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, February 1 by UBS. The stock has "Hold" rating by HSBC on Friday, October 16. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Friday, July 31.

Among 23 analysts covering SM Energy (NYSE:SM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Bank of America maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 27 report. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was upgraded by Societe Generale.

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