J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Ben Whitley bought 17 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 900 ($10.97) per share, for a total transaction of £153 ($186.47).
Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) remained flat at GBX 898.00 during midday trading on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 48,621 shares. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 1-year low of GBX 589.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 993.50. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 915.78 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 794.67. The company’s market cap is GBX 998.29 million.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 20th will be given a dividend of GBX 8 ($0.10) per share. The ex-dividend date 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.
Several analysts recently issued reports on JDW shares. Panmure Gordon reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 800 ($9.75) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th. Investec reiterated an “add” rating and set a GBX 760 ($9.26) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. HSBC upped their target price on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 750 ($9.14) to GBX 910 ($11.09) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Barclays PLC boosted their price target on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 790 ($9.63) to GBX 1,000 ($12.19) and gave the stock a ” overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 685 ($8.35) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 745.33 ($9.08).
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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