J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) was downgraded by Peel Hunt to a “reduce” rating in a report released on Wednesday, July 5th. They currently have a GBX 875 ($11.54) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 1,000 ($13.19). Peel Hunt’s price objective suggests a potential downside of 14.22% from the company’s current price.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on JDW. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 750 ($9.89) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 820 ($10.82) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Canaccord Genuity raised J D Wetherspoon plc to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the company from GBX 850 ($11.21) to GBX 1,000 ($13.19) in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their price objective on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 1,050 ($13.85) to GBX 1,150 ($15.17) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. J D Wetherspoon plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 956.67 ($12.62).

Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) traded up 0.69% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1027.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 167,742 shares. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 12 month low of GBX 752.14 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,060.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.12 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,001.96 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 981.64.

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In other J D Wetherspoon plc news, insider Nigel Connor sold 733 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,048 ($13.82), for a total value of £7,681.84 ($10,133.02). Insiders acquired a total of 41 shares of company stock worth $41,730 over the last ninety days.

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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