Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)’s stock price passed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of $4,446.97 and traded as high as $4,510.00. Whitbread shares last traded at $4,510.00, with a volume of 339,194 shares trading hands.
WTB has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Whitbread in a research note on Tuesday, October 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reduced their price objective on Whitbread from GBX 4,850 ($63.37) to GBX 4,500 ($58.80) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Whitbread in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their price objective on Whitbread from GBX 4,500 ($58.80) to GBX 3,800 ($49.65) and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 10th. Finally, HSBC reduced their price objective on Whitbread from GBX 4,900 ($64.03) to GBX 4,600 ($60.11) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Whitbread presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,656.25 ($60.84).
The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,307.12 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 4,446.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.03 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 89.10.
Whitbread Company Profile (LON:WTB)
Whitbread PLC operates hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. The company operates through two segments, Premier Inn and Costa. It operates approximately 785 hotels with 72,466 rooms in the United Kingdom, as well as hotels under the Premier Inn brand name; hotels under the hub by Premier Inn brand name in the United Kingdom; and restaurants under the Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Bar+Block, and Table Table brands.
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