J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Su Cacioppo bought 13 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,230 ($16.18) per share, with a total value of £159.90 ($210.31).
J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) traded up GBX 11 ($0.14) during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1,238 ($16.28). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 106,671 shares, compared to its average volume of 159,285. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 52-week low of GBX 810 ($10.65) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,296 ($17.05).
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 8 ($0.11) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. This is a positive change from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00. This represents a yield of 0.67%.
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Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. lifted their target price on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 1,200 ($15.78) to GBX 1,275 ($16.77) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Beaufort Securities cut J D Wetherspoon plc to a “sell” rating and set a GBX 1,142 ($15.02) price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,150 ($15.13) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($14.47) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.81) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,078.71 ($14.19).
J D Wetherspoon plc Company Profile
J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company aims to provide customers with food and drinks. The Company operates a trading estate of approximately 926 pubs. The Company operates over 40 hotels and approximately 900 rooms. The Company’s hotels include George Hotel, the Shrewsbury Hotel and the Unicorn, Ripon.
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