J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) Insider Ben Whitley Acquires 17 Shares
J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Ben Whitley purchased 17 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 847 ($10.58) per share, with a total value of £143.99 ($179.90).
Ben Whitley also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Tuesday, October 18th, Ben Whitley purchased 17 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 900 ($11.24) per share, with a total value of £153 ($191.15).
Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 838.50 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 881.08 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 825.09. The stock’s market cap is GBX 932.14 million. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 12-month low of GBX 589.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 993.50.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 20th will be paid a GBX 8 ($0.10) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on JDW shares. Panmure Gordon reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 800 ($10.00) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. HSBC upped their price objective on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 750 ($9.37) to GBX 910 ($11.37) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 790 ($9.87) to GBX 1,000 ($12.49) and gave the company a ” overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Peel Hunt restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 616 ($7.70) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. Finally, Investec upgraded J D Wetherspoon plc to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 760 ($9.50) to GBX 1,044 ($13.04) in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 749.33 ($9.36).
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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