J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Miles Slade bought 376 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 944 ($12.32) per share, with a total value of £3,549.44 ($4,633.13).
Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 931.50 on Friday. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.04 billion. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 1-year low of GBX 589.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 993.50. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 914.70 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 783.66.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 20th will be paid a GBX 8 ($0.10) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 20th. This is a positive change from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00.
A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 790 ($10.31) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 625 ($8.16) to GBX 720 ($9.40) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Panmure Gordon raised J D Wetherspoon plc to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the stock from GBX 610 ($7.96) to GBX 700 ($9.14) in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Investec reissued an “add” rating and issued a GBX 760 ($9.92) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 745.33 ($9.73).
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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