Media headlines about Diageo (NYSE:DEO) have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Diageo earned a daily sentiment score of 3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Diageo’s score:

DEO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Barclays restated a “sell” rating on shares of easyJet in a research report on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GALP ENERGIA SG/ADR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 27th. Investec upgraded Standard Chartered from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 25th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR in a research report on Tuesday, July 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $178.00.

Diageo stock traded down $0.44 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $169.33. 516,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 352,656. The firm has a market cap of $103.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.48. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $171.91. Diageo has a 12-month low of $131.43 and a 12-month high of $176.07.

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Diageo Company Profile

Diageo plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and sells alcoholic beverages worldwide. The company offers a collection of brands across spirits, beer, cider, and wine categories. Its brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Bundaberg, McDowell’s No.

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