Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Diageo (NYSE:DEO) Share Price

Media coverage about Diageo (NYSE:DEO) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Diageo earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0028194756362 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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A number of analysts have recently commented on DEO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Diageo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Royal Bank of Canada cut Diageo from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BNP Paribas cut Diageo from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Macquarie upgraded Diageo from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Natixis cut Diageo from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $153.00.

Shares of DEO stock opened at $135.42 on Friday. Diageo has a 52-week low of $113.67 and a 52-week high of $147.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a $1.4232 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd.

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About Diageo

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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