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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DEO. The maximum price target given was 143.39, implying potential capital gains of 12.7 percent. The minimum price target given was 90.66, which equates to a potential downside of -28.74 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. 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.

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 made negative revisions. 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, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.92 percent, 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.