J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Hutson,John purchased 1,688 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 917 ($11.97) per share, for a total transaction of £15,478.96 ($20,204.88).

Hutson,John also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, August 18th, Hutson,John acquired 16 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 899 ($11.73) per share, for a total transaction of £143.84 ($187.76).
  • On Monday, July 18th, Hutson,John acquired 20 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 769 ($10.04) per share, for a total transaction of £153.80 ($200.76).

Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 941.50 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.05 billion. J D Wetherspoon plc has a one year low of GBX 589.50 and a one year high of GBX 979.50. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 896.31 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 766.98.

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

JDW has been the topic of a number of research reports. Citigroup Inc. raised J D Wetherspoon plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. HSBC lifted their price objective on J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 750 ($9.79) to GBX 910 ($11.88) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Investec raised J D Wetherspoon plc to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 760 ($9.92) to GBX 1,044 ($13.63) in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 790 ($10.31) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Monday, September 12th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 800 ($10.44) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. Five equities 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’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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