J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are covering the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 752.50 ($9.82).

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Panmure Gordon reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 800 ($10.44) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 790 ($10.31) to GBX 1,000 ($13.05) and gave the company a ” overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 685 ($8.94) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Finally, Investec raised shares of J D Wetherspoon plc to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from GBX 760 ($9.92) to GBX 1,044 ($13.63) in a research note on Friday, September 9th.

In other news, insider Hutson,John bought 1,688 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 917 ($11.97) per share, with a total value of £15,478.96 ($20,204.88).

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 934.566284 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 908.53 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 776.30. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.04 billion. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 12 month low of GBX 589.50 and a 12 month high of GBX 979.50.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 20th will be issued a dividend of GBX 8 ($0.10) per share. This is an increase from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 20th. This represents a yield of 0.85%.

J D Wetherspoon plc Company Profile

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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