Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the stock. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 752.50 ($9.82).
Several analysts have recently weighed in on JDW shares. Citigroup Inc. raised J D Wetherspoon plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. HSBC boosted their target price on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 750 ($9.79) to GBX 910 ($11.88) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Investec raised J D Wetherspoon plc to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from GBX 760 ($9.92) to GBX 1,044 ($13.63) in a report on Friday, September 9th. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 790 ($10.31) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a report on Monday, September 12th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 800 ($10.44) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th.
In related news, insider Hutson,John bought 1,688 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 917 ($11.97) per share, with a total value of £15,478.96 ($20,204.88).
J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) traded down 0.63% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 940.50. The stock had a trading volume of 182,644 shares. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.05 billion. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 12-month low of GBX 589.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 979.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 908.53 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 776.30.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 20th will be issued a GBX 8 ($0.10) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 20th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.85%. This is a boost from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00.
About J D Wetherspoon plc
J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company operates hotels. The Company owned an estate of around 951 pubs. The Company also offers food and drink services. The Company’s hotels include Guildhall and Linen Exchange, Dunfermline, and Hippodrome, March.
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