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 price target was 143.39, implying potential capital gains of 12.7 percent. The minimum price target given 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.17 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 last 52-weeks, DEO has achieved a high of 129.13 and a low of 99.46. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.92 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.