Diageo PLC

DEO-N

NYSE:DEO

126.69
5.45 (4.50%)
Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London, England and offices in six out of seven continents.
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BUY
BUY
March 21, 2017

Consumer staples, as a group, have been a little sloppy over the last number of months. Some of the more economically sensitive sectors were behaving a little better. This company has a wonderful portfolio of various brands for alcohol, and has been lifting quite nicely since December. A European company and European markets have been behaving much better. Breadth is expanding there as well as in the US. This is a leading stock within the group, so he doesn’t think you are going to get hurt.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
March 21, 2017

Consumer staples, as a group, have been a little sloppy over the last number of months. Some of the more economically sensitive sectors were behaving a little better. This company has a wonderful portfolio of various brands for alcohol, and has been lifting quite nicely since December. A European company and European markets have been behaving much better. Breadth is expanding there as well as in the US. This is a leading stock within the group, so he doesn’t think you are going to get hurt.

HOLD
HOLD
February 9, 2017

A massive conglomerate. To him, it sits in the sweet spot of what he is looking for. A solid consumer staple and great brand recognition. Pays a decent dividend. It has had a good run, but he likes the prospects going forward. Not cheap, but the predictability of earnings continues to make this a Hold. He thinks it can trade up at $125-$130.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
February 9, 2017

A massive conglomerate. To him, it sits in the sweet spot of what he is looking for. A solid consumer staple and great brand recognition. Pays a decent dividend. It has had a good run, but he likes the prospects going forward. Not cheap, but the predictability of earnings continues to make this a Hold. He thinks it can trade up at $125-$130.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 16, 2016

He is seeing improving earnings for the 1st time in about 4 years. China is definitely improving for them. They are very strong in the US. The scotch and cognac business is doing very well. This is not an expensive consumer staple company, and is one of the few he is adding to right now. Dividend yield of 3.56%. (Analysts’ price target is $123.65.)

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
December 16, 2016

He is seeing improving earnings for the 1st time in about 4 years. China is definitely improving for them. They are very strong in the US. The scotch and cognac business is doing very well. This is not an expensive consumer staple company, and is one of the few he is adding to right now. Dividend yield of 3.56%. (Analysts’ price target is $123.65.)

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 24, 2016

Has an amazing collection of world-class brands. However, a low growth company with strong dividend yield and growth. Not trading at a cheap price/earnings ratio. Consumer stocks have had a great run because of their dividend, and they are vulnerable to rising rates. Dividend yield of just over 3%.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
November 24, 2016

Has an amazing collection of world-class brands. However, a low growth company with strong dividend yield and growth. Not trading at a cheap price/earnings ratio. Consumer stocks have had a great run because of their dividend, and they are vulnerable to rising rates. Dividend yield of just over 3%.

HOLD
HOLD
November 15, 2016

Market Call Minute. Large drinks manufacturer and they are growing on their beer side.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
November 15, 2016

Market Call Minute. Large drinks manufacturer and they are growing on their beer side.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 14, 2016

Technically this has had a bit of difficulty in the last week or so, because it is one of those stocks that has a tendency to reach a very important low around this time of year. Seasonal strength is between now and about the 1st week in January. You want this to get above its current level, but the decline in the British pound is having a short-term impact. It is more than what is happening with Diageo itself.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
October 14, 2016

Technically this has had a bit of difficulty in the last week or so, because it is one of those stocks that has a tendency to reach a very important low around this time of year. Seasonal strength is between now and about the 1st week in January. You want this to get above its current level, but the decline in the British pound is having a short-term impact. It is more than what is happening with Diageo itself.

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 2, 2016

Always struggles to understand why investors pay such a high premium for certainty. Businesses where organic growth is abysmal at 1% or 2%, investors willing to pay 18 or 20 times, it is really just better than a bond type of investment.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
August 2, 2016

Always struggles to understand why investors pay such a high premium for certainty. Businesses where organic growth is abysmal at 1% or 2%, investors willing to pay 18 or 20 times, it is really just better than a bond type of investment.

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TOP PICK
July 25, 2016

UK based and the largest liquor company in the world. He recently came back to this one because it is a beneficiary of Brexit. They have cut costs. They will benefit from the lower pound, but it will not be reflected in the product prices, increasing margins.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
July 25, 2016

UK based and the largest liquor company in the world. He recently came back to this one because it is a beneficiary of Brexit. They have cut costs. They will benefit from the lower pound, but it will not be reflected in the product prices, increasing margins.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 4, 2016

They have been struggling in China. Cash flows have dramatically declined. Dividend growth has averaged about 9%, which is okay, but there are better companies in the beverage industry.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
April 4, 2016

They have been struggling in China. Cash flows have dramatically declined. Dividend growth has averaged about 9%, which is okay, but there are better companies in the beverage industry.

BUY
BUY
January 7, 2016

Alcoholic beverage company. 80% of business is in spirits. They also have a beer business with one of the world’s leading brands. DEO-N has not been a good performer over the last couple of years. It is a good industry. It is time to take a good hard look at these businesses. They continue to take market share. He thinks they will sell the beer business and the stock will jump.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
January 7, 2016

Alcoholic beverage company. 80% of business is in spirits. They also have a beer business with one of the world’s leading brands. DEO-N has not been a good performer over the last couple of years. It is a good industry. It is time to take a good hard look at these businesses. They continue to take market share. He thinks they will sell the beer business and the stock will jump.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 2, 2015

Diageo (DEO-N) or Unilever (UL-N) foreign income focused investor? Neither of these is cheap today. You are paying a high price for very stable earnings. The difference between the 2 companies is that this one has been basically a no growth story in terms of earnings and revenues. Unilever is well positioned globally, especially in emerging markets. Because of this, it will give you earnings growth along with better dividend growth. If he had to pick one or the other, it would definitely be Unilever.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
June 2, 2015

Diageo (DEO-N) or Unilever (UL-N) foreign income focused investor? Neither of these is cheap today. You are paying a high price for very stable earnings. The difference between the 2 companies is that this one has been basically a no growth story in terms of earnings and revenues. Unilever is well positioned globally, especially in emerging markets. Because of this, it will give you earnings growth along with better dividend growth. If he had to pick one or the other, it would definitely be Unilever.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 4, 2015

Stock vs. Stock. DEO-N vs. UL-N. He owned DEO-N and now owns UL-N. There is really nothing left for DEO to buy of any size. It has been a growth by acquisition story. The market will re-price it back to a dividend story.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
May 4, 2015

Stock vs. Stock. DEO-N vs. UL-N. He owned DEO-N and now owns UL-N. There is really nothing left for DEO to buy of any size. It has been a growth by acquisition story. The market will re-price it back to a dividend story.

BUY
BUY
February 9, 2015

Likes it. The prospects are improving. The US is a strong market. A well run company. If Asia turns, then we should see some pickup in demand in China. At a reasonable multiple.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
February 9, 2015

Likes it. The prospects are improving. The US is a strong market. A well run company. If Asia turns, then we should see some pickup in demand in China. At a reasonable multiple.

BUY
BUY
January 29, 2015

They are a global company, around 21 times earnings and a great dividend. They had issues where they spent too much on marketing. The volume of spirits does not move up. People move from clear to premium spirits. He thinks they will do more bolt-on acquisitions in local markets. It is a great growth business that is consolidating. It is a well managed company and will continue to do well.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
January 29, 2015

They are a global company, around 21 times earnings and a great dividend. They had issues where they spent too much on marketing. The volume of spirits does not move up. People move from clear to premium spirits. He thinks they will do more bolt-on acquisitions in local markets. It is a great growth business that is consolidating. It is a well managed company and will continue to do well.

BUY
BUY
December 31, 2014

A very good company, 21 times earnings and 2.8% dividend. The drinks business is a great cash flow business. DEO-N is 60% owned by the top 5-6 guys. They compete with a lot of local producers. Their history has been to do deals and they will do this with local guys. Liquor consumption is rather stable, but moving from clear to dark liquor. They are well positioned with products in both ranges. As people get wealthier, they drink a lot more alcohol. This is far more prevalent in the developing world. The one risk is how they estimate their marketing expenses.

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Diageo PLC (DEO-N)
December 31, 2014

A very good company, 21 times earnings and 2.8% dividend. The drinks business is a great cash flow business. DEO-N is 60% owned by the top 5-6 guys. They compete with a lot of local producers. Their history has been to do deals and they will do this with local guys. Liquor consumption is rather stable, but moving from clear to dark liquor. They are well positioned with products in both ranges. As people get wealthier, they drink a lot more alcohol. This is far more prevalent in the developing world. The one risk is how they estimate their marketing expenses.

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