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Dominating the Market Today: Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO)

Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 76.32 B. It is in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 24.32, a forward P/E of 20.67 and EPS of 4.95. At a stock price of 121.24 (0.71%) it has a dividend yield of 2.53%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.20%, more recently this last year it has grown by -5.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.89% and more long-term 9.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 19.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 8.80%.

For performance, Diageo plc the past week has seen a gain of 0.40%. For the last month performance for Diageo plc is -1.07%. While the last quarter is 4.77% and half year, 13.66%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.14%.

The 52-week high for Diageo plc, is at -1.81%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 21.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.04% and 8.32% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.83%, and for the month it is 0.79%. Diageo plc, has a target price of 134.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.84, and for total debt/equity Diageo plc has 1.16. The gross margin is 60.80%, while operating margin is 28.50%, the profit margin is 20.80%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 0.7.

Insider ownership is at 0.70%, with instituitional ownership at 12.10%. Diageo plc has a payout ratio of 64.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 633.97. The shares float is 625.73, with the float short at 0.10%, with short ratio coming to 1.54.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Diageo plc, get 8.50%, with its returns on investment at 13.10%. Return on equity is 27.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 134.06, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO)

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