Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO – Get Rating) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their FY2025 earnings per share estimates for shares of Diageo in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, July 28th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst E. Mundy anticipates that the company will earn $10.30 per share for the year. The consensus estimate for Diageo’s current full-year earnings is $7.10 per share.
DEO has been the subject of a number of other reports. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on Diageo from GBX 2,800 ($33.73) to GBX 3,000 ($36.14) in a research report on Friday. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Diageo from GBX 4,500 ($54.22) to GBX 4,100 ($49.40) in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Barclays raised their price target on Diageo from GBX 5,040 ($60.72) to GBX 5,430 ($65.42) in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on Diageo from GBX 4,400 ($53.01) to GBX 4,550 ($54.82) in a research report on Friday. Finally, StockNews.com upgraded Diageo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Diageo currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4,146.67.
Diageo Stock Up 0.5 %
Institutional Trading of Diageo
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Diageo by 0.6% in the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,924,396 shares of the company’s stock worth $390,924,000 after purchasing an additional 12,035 shares during the period. AKO Capital LLP increased its stake in Diageo by 21.4% in the fourth quarter. AKO Capital LLP now owns 1,738,289 shares of the company’s stock worth $382,667,000 after purchasing an additional 306,394 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Diageo by 1,416,332.2% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,671,390 shares of the company’s stock valued at $339,526,000 after buying an additional 1,671,272 shares during the period. London Co. of Virginia increased its stake in shares of Diageo by 0.7% during the fourth quarter. London Co. of Virginia now owns 1,670,284 shares of the company’s stock valued at $367,696,000 after buying an additional 11,445 shares during the period. Finally, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. increased its stake in shares of Diageo by 1.5% during the first quarter. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. now owns 1,211,602 shares of the company’s stock valued at $246,125,000 after buying an additional 18,349 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 9.23% of the company’s stock.
Diageo plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and sells alcoholic beverages worldwide. The company offers scotch, whisky, gin, vodka, rum, ready to drink products, Irish cream liqueur, raki, liqueur, wine, tequila, Canadian whisky, American whiskey, cachaca, and brandy, as well as beer, including cider and non-alcoholic products.
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