J D Wetherspoon’s (JDW) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reiterated their hold rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon (LON:JDW) in a report released on Tuesday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on JDW. Berenberg Bank raised their price target on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,400 ($18.29) to GBX 1,750 ($22.87) and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, September 23rd. Shore Capital reaffirmed a sell rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a report on Friday, September 13th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an underweight rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a report on Monday, November 11th. HSBC reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a report on Friday, September 13th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. J D Wetherspoon currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,404.38 ($18.35).

JDW stock traded up GBX 13 ($0.17) during trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1,564 ($20.44). 117,931 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 143,568. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 261.78, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 0.28. The company has a market capitalization of $1.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.67. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 1,511.62 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 1,463.58. J D Wetherspoon has a 12 month low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,645.20 ($21.50).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 24th will be given a dividend of GBX 8 ($0.10) per share. This is a boost from J D Wetherspoon’s previous dividend of $4.00. This represents a yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 24th. J D Wetherspoon’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.17%.

In other news, insider Su Cacioppo sold 4,498 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,531 ($20.01), for a total value of £68,864.38 ($89,983.51).

J D Wetherspoon Company Profile

J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As of July 29, 2018, it operated 883 pubs. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Watford, the United Kingdom.

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