Shares of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-three analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,581.50 ($34.07).

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on DGE shares. Jefferies Group LLC set a GBX 3,000 ($39.59) price target on Diageo plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BNP Paribas reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,435 ($32.13) price objective on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 2,920 ($38.53) price objective on shares of Diageo plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. UBS Group AG (USA) set a GBX 2,880 ($38.00) price objective on shares of Diageo plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($26.39) price objective on shares of Diageo plc in a report on Thursday, July 27th.

In other Diageo plc news, insider Javier Ferran acquired 65,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 2,503 ($33.03) per share, with a total value of £1,626,950 ($2,146,938.51). Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 65,024 shares of company stock worth $162,756,314.

Shares of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) opened at GBX 2,594 ($34.23) on Wednesday.

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Diageo plc Company Profile

Diageo PLC is an alcoholic beverage company. The Company operates in various categories, including spirits and beer. Its geographic segments include North America; Europe, Russia and Turkey; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. Its principal products includes Scotch whisky, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Beer, Irish Cream Liqueur, Wine, Raki, Tequila, Canadian Whisky, American Whiskey, Progressive Adult Beverages, Cachaca, Brandy and Ready to Drink.

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