J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Miles Slade purchased 376 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 4th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 944 ($12.32) per share, with a total value of £3,549.44 ($4,633.13).
J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 931.00 on Thursday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.03 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 913.19 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 782.62. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 52 week low of GBX 589.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 993.50.
The business also recently announced 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. This is a positive change from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00. This represents a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 20th.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on JDW. 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 set a GBX 790 ($10.31) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on shares of 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 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc to a “hold” rating and raised their price target 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 set a GBX 760 ($9.92) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target 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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