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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DEO. The highest price target was 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.46 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of DEO to grow at a rate of 22.47 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. DEO has a PEG ratio of 1.15.

DEO has a 52-week high of 129.13 and a 52-week low of 99.46. Today's price is 27.92 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.47 percent lower than its 52-week high. DEO has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.