Analyst Ratings for Diageo PLC ADR (DEO)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Diageo PLC ADR (NYSE:DEO) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, DEO received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 14 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for DEO by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 143.39, implying a possible profit of 12.7 percent. The lowest price target was 90.66, implying potential capital losses of -28.74 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.46 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.17 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DEO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 22.47 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. DEO has a PEG ratio of 1.15.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DEO hit 129.13 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 99.46. Currently the stock is 27.92 percent higher than its low, and 1.47 percent below the high. DEO has a P/E ratio of 25.73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DEO value stock report compares DEO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DEO is $74.7 billion. DEO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.