Diploma (LON:DPLM – Free Report) had its price objective raised by Berenberg Bank from GBX 3,500 ($43.79) to GBX 3,800 ($47.54) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, Digital Look reports. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.
Separately, Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of Diploma in a report on Monday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Diploma presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 3,028.57 ($37.89).
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Diploma Increases Dividend
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 40 ($0.50) per share. This is a boost from Diploma’s previous dividend of $16.50. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. This represents a yield of 1.32%. Diploma’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 5,851.06%.
Diploma PLC, together with its subsidiaries, supplies specialized technical products and services in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. It operates through three business sectors: Life Sciences, Seals, and Controls. The Life Sciences sector supplies clinical diagnostics instrumentation and products, instrumentation and consumables, specialty surgical devices, and related consumables and services to public hospitals, private clinics, pathology laboratories, scientific research, and medical segments; surgical equipment for hospital operating rooms; and distributes laboratory diagnostics, specialty medical devices, devices, equipment, and patient monitoring technologies used in operating theatres, as well as medically supervised nutrition.
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