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Morning Traders Watch: Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO)

The company in question is, Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) currently with a stock price of 122.7 (0.79% today). The market cap for Diageo plc is 77.02 B, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry. The target price for Diageo plc is 134.06. Currently Diageo plc is trading with a P/E of 25.2, and a forward P/E of 21.07. Average volume for Diageo plc is 392.86 and so far today it is 248675.

Performance in the last year for Diageo plc has been 18.70%. For EPS growth, Diageo plc has seen a growth of -5.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.20% over the last five years and could be 9.10% for the next five years. Diageo plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 19.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.09%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.58%.

Since the IPO date for Diageo plc on the 5/13/1996, Diageo plc has seen performance year to date to be 18.05%. With Diageo plc trading at 122.7, the dividend yield is 2.48%, and the EPS is 4.87.

So could Diageo plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.2. The PEG is 2.77, P/S is 5.34 and the P/B is at 6.37. The P/cash is 43.76, with P/free cash flow at 76.25.

Diageo plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.84, and total debt/equity at 1.16.

In terms of margins, Diageo plc has a gross margin of 60.80%, an operating margin of 28.50% and a profit margin of 20.80%.Payout ratio for Diageo plc is 64.40%. Return on assets come to 8.50% with return on investment coming to 13.10%.

Insider ownership for Diageo plc, is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 12.10%. Outstanding shares are at 627.75. While shares float is 625.73. The float short is currently 0.10%, and short ratio is 1.57.

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