Diploma PLC (LON:DPLM) declared a dividend on Monday, May 13th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of GBX 8.50 ($0.11) per share on Wednesday, June 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
DPLM stock traded down GBX 11 ($0.14) during midday trading on Monday, hitting GBX 1,519 ($19.85). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 185,612 shares, compared to its average volume of 128,194. Diploma has a 52-week low of GBX 1,144 ($14.95) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,654 ($21.61). The stock has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion and a PE ratio of 31.91.
DPLM has been the subject of several recent research reports. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating on shares of Diploma in a research report on Monday, February 11th. Numis Securities raised their price target on shares of Diploma from GBX 1,420 ($18.55) to GBX 1,475 ($19.27) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. HSBC initiated coverage on shares of Diploma in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 1,325 ($17.31) price target for the company. Finally, Berenberg Bank decreased their price target on shares of Diploma from GBX 1,435 ($18.75) to GBX 1,350 ($17.64) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,402.14 ($18.32).
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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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