Insider Buying: J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) Insider Acquires £3,549.44 in Stock
J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Miles Slade bought 376 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 4th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 944 ($11.68) per share, with a total value of £3,549.44 ($4,392.87).
Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 887.00 on Tuesday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 990.84 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 915.26 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 787.03. J D Wetherspoon plc has a one year low of GBX 589.50 and a one year high of GBX 993.50.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 20th will be given a GBX 8 ($0.10) dividend. This is a boost from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 20th. This represents a yield of 0.85%.
A number of research firms recently issued reports on JDW. Citigroup Inc. raised shares of J D Wetherspoon plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Investec reissued an “add” rating and issued a GBX 760 ($9.41) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Panmure Gordon raised shares of J D Wetherspoon plc to a “hold” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 610 ($7.55) to GBX 700 ($8.66) in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity lifted their price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 625 ($7.74) to GBX 720 ($8.91) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. J D Wetherspoon plc currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 745.33 ($9.22).
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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