Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen brokerages that are presently covering the firm. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 750 ($9.12).

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on JDW. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Monday, December 19th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.30) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, December 8th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 745 ($9.06) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,000 ($12.16) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd.

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In other news, insider John Hutson purchased 4,827 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 917 ($11.15) per share, with a total value of £44,263.59 ($53,829.00). Also, insider Nigel Connor sold 2,645 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock in a transaction on Friday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 823 ($10.01), for a total value of £21,768.35 ($26,472.52).

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 894.00 on Wednesday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 993.84 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 850.36 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 852.49. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 52-week low of GBX 589.50 and a 52-week high of GBX 993.50.

About J D Wetherspoon plc

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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