|Bid||3,418.50 x 111900|
|Ask||3,419.00 x 382000|
|Day's range||3,385.00 - 3,424.00|
|52-week range||2,513.00 - 3,449.50|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.03|
|PE ratio (TTM)||28.65|
|Earnings date||25 Jul 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.67 (2.00%)|
|1y target est||2,916.05|
Drinks giant Diageo has ended its long-term sponsorship of London Irish rugby club in response to the signing of former Ireland international Paddy Jackson, who was found not guilty of rape last year. The former Ulster flyhalf had his contract revoked by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) following the trial in Belfast. London Irish said they were "understandably disappointed" by the decision and regretted the relationship had ended in such a manner.
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Drinks group Pernod Ricard , which is being targeted by activist investor Elliot , sounded confident on Tuesday over its growth prospects in Asia including for wines such as its Jacob's Creek brand. Pernod, the world's second-largest spirits group after Diageo, said it was "uniquely positioned" to quench a thirst for premium drinks, from a fast-growing, affluent middle class in Asia.
Europe's spirits makers announced plans on Tuesday to list the number of calories and ingredients in spirit drinks, as businesses and regulators step up efforts to cater for healthier lifestyles. The European Commission has, however, called on the sector to come up with a plan to regulate itself amid general interest for healthier eating and drinking habits. The European consumers organisation BEUC has said that, with Europe facing an obesity crisis, calorie content labelling for alcohol was a necessity.
Drinks group Pernod Ricard , which is being targeted by activist investor Elliot , on Tuesday struck a confident note over its growth prospects in Asia. Pernod said it was "uniquely positioned" to quench a thirst for premium drinks from a fast-growing, affluent middle class. Pernod, the world's second-largest spirits group after Diageo, said growth would continue to be fuelled by strong demand for its Martell cognac and Chivas whisky in China, and for its Seagram's whiskies in India.
London's FTSE 100 shed losses to bag gains as investors flocked to defensive stocks after an exchange of trade threats between the U.S. and China stoked fears of a slide into recession, while a profit warning sent builder Kier to its lowest in two decades. The main FTSE 100 index ended 0.3% higher, after earlier hitting its lowest level since March 8, while the midcap index lost 0.5%.
Diageo plc’s (LON: DGE) share price has run up quite a bit in the recent months, but I think there is still a substantial case for investing in it.
President Donald Trump on May 30 issued a new threat to slap tariffs of as much as 25% on goods from Mexico, an escalation in his trade war that would raise the prices Americans pay for avocados and tequila. Autos are by far the largest category of Mexican-made products sold in the U.S., and top manufacturers from Audi AG to Volkswagen AG produce vehicles in the country. At the same time, Mexico also is a big supplier of fruit and drinks, and Trump’s latest volley may, therefore, mean less joy in Margaritaville this summer.
KLP, Norway's largest pension fund, said on Tuesday it will no longer invest in gambling companies and alcohol makers, and recently sold stocks and bonds in such firms worth about $320 million. The decision affects around 90 companies, which have been added to KLP's exclusion list alongside industries it previously divested from, including tobacco firms, certain weapons makers and those involved in the mining or usage of coal. Explaining its decision, KLP said it did not want to make money from products that can harm people who are vulnerable to addictions, adding that there are better ways in which pension savings can make a sustainable contribution to society.
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The main index, whose companies earn more than two-thirds of their profit from abroad, ended 0.1% higher, while the more domestically-focused FTSE 250 slipped 0.7%. A slump in sterling lifted internationally-exposed companies GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever and AstraZeneca, the biggest boosts to the FTSE 100. Stocks most sensitive to the any increased risk of a hard Brexit stumbled after multiple media reported rumours May's ministers could oust her in a row over her latest deal to exit the European Union.
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Strong results from Shell and Smith & Nephew capped losses, but the FTSE 100 was still held to a one-month low, falling 0.5 percent. The FTSE 250 was 0.6 percent lower. Sterling had initially gained on upbeat Brexit sentiment, but its rise was halted after the Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates steady and warned Brexit continued to cloud the outlook for monetary policy.
Diageo plc (LON: DGE) could outperform the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX), with its long track record of generating impressive financial performance set to continue, I believe.
Travel groups supported the main index as British holidaymakers drove demand for destinations further afield given the contortions over Brexit. London-listed shares of German tour operator TUI advanced nearly 3 percent to their highest since mid-February, while British Airways owner IAG and EasyJet added 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively. The world's oldest travel group, Thomas Cook, jumped 4.1 percent on the small-cap index.
The FTSE 100, whose components earn a large chunk of their revenue from outside the UK, jumped 0.9 percent, with further support from an upbeat Wall Street. The FTSE 250 added 0.3 percent. Shell rose 2.2 percent to a six-month high and BP gained 2.6 percent as oil prices rose in anticipation of tightened supply after the United States said it would end all Iran sanctions exemptions by May.
French spirits maker Pernod Ricard, which is being targeted by activist investor Elliott, raised its profit outlook on bets cost savings and Chinese demand will offset a slowdown in quarterly sales growth. Pernod, the world's second-largest spirits group after Diageo, is hoping cost cuts, expansion into profitable premium brands such as Malfy gin and sustained demand for Martell cognac in China will underpin sales growth and profits. This truly reflects the efficiency of our strategy plan," CEO Alexandre Ricard told Reuters.
The FTSE 100 was little changed by session end, lagging its peers on Wall Street and in Europe, while mid-caps gave up 0.3 percent. Miners lost 1.2 percent after Vale SA said it expected to resume operations at its Brucutu mine within 72 hours. London-listed shares in Rio Tinto fell 2.7 percent and BHP, the world's biggest miner, gave up 2.5 percent after cutting its iron ore output target following a tropical cyclone.
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