Shares of Diploma PLC (LON:DPLM) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as GBX 1,954 ($25.53) and last traded at GBX 1,596 ($20.85), with a volume of 116234 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,593 ($20.82).
Several brokerages have recently commented on DPLM. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of Diploma from GBX 1,280 ($16.73) to GBX 1,400 ($18.29) and gave the company a “sector performer” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. Peel Hunt restated a “hold” rating on shares of Diploma in a research report on Tuesday, October 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,739 ($22.72) price objective on shares of Diploma in a research report on Friday, August 30th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,462.71 ($19.11).
The company has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion and a PE ratio of 31.29. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,653.56 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 1,553.37.
Diploma Company Profile (LON:DPLM)
Diploma PLC, together with its subsidiaries, supplies specialized technical products and services in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three business sectors: Life Sciences, Seals, and Controls. The Life Sciences sector supplies consumables and instruments for the diagnostic testing of blood, tissue, and other samples in hospital pathology and life sciences laboratories; electrosurgery and minimally invasive surgery equipment and consumables for use in hospital operating rooms; and surgical medical devices, and related consumables and services to GI endoscopy suites in hospitals and private clinics.
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