Media headlines about Diageo (NYSE:DEO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Diageo earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0028194756362 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Diageo plc (DEO) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Diageo (DEO) Downgraded to “Neutral” at Natixis (americanbankingnews.com)
- Podcast: Want To Be A Buy-And-Hold Investor? 3 Strategies (benzinga.com)
- 3 Dividend Stocks That Thrive in Both Bull and Bear Markets – Madison.com (host.madison.com)
- Diageo plc (DEO) stock is now worth at $132.93 while Analyst mean rating stands at 1.00 – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
Diageo (NYSE DEO) traded up $0.51 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $135.72. 248,447 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 427,150. Diageo has a 1-year low of $112.46 and a 1-year high of $147.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 0.63. The company has a market capitalization of $83,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.51, a P/E/G ratio of 2.83 and a beta of 0.73.
A number of brokerages recently commented on DEO. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Diageo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Jefferies Group set a $157.00 target price on shares of Diageo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Natixis lowered shares of Diageo from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Macquarie raised shares of Diageo from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Diageo from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Diageo has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $153.00.
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Diageo Company Profile
Diageo PLC is an alcoholic beverage company. The Company operates in various categories, including spirits and beer. Its geographic segments include North America; Europe, Russia and Turkey; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. Its principal products includes Scotch whisky, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Beer, Irish Cream Liqueur, Wine, Raki, Tequila, Canadian Whisky, American Whiskey, Progressive Adult Beverages, Cachaca, Brandy and Ready to Drink.
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