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Dominating the Market Today: Diageo plc (DEO)

Today’s top gainers include the company Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) which is in the industry Beverages – Wineries & Distillers, gaining 1.13% today. In the last week its performance is 1.83%, and 4.87% for the past quarter. Currently, Diageo plc, DEO has a target price of 134.06, so today’s gain of 1.13% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.76%.

Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO), has a market cap of 76.42 B, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.70%, and institutional ownership is 12.10%.

At the current price of 121.74, it has a dividend yield of 2.50%, and its target price is 134.06. This is with a profit margin of 20.80%, and total debt/equity of 1.16. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has a P/E of 25, as well as a forward P/E of 20.91.

With a current EPS of 4.87, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.89%,Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 3.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.10%.

Performance for the year is 17.50%. Since its IPO date on 5/13/1996, the total performance to date is 17.13%.

Volume today for Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO), is 338361, while its average volume is 400.19. Whilst the total gain today was 1.13%, it did have a day high of -1.41%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.79%, and 0.77% for the month. The 52-week low for Diageo plc, DEO has been 22.40%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.41%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.10%, and its return on assets is 8.50%. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has an operating margin of 28.50%. With a sales growth of 8.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Diageo plc, DEO is in the sector Consumer Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 0.84, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Diageo plc? Well its PEG is 2.75, and the P/S is 5.3, along with a P/B of 6.32. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 43.42.

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.

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