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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for DEO. The maximum price target given was 143.39, implying potential capital gains of 12.7 percent. The lowest price target was 90.66, which equates to a potential downside of -28.74 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.46 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.17 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

DEO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 22.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.92 percent, and below the high by 1.47 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.