Whitbread (LON:WTB) insider Louise Smalley sold 256 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,221 ($56.63), for a total value of £10,805.76 ($14,498.54).
Louise Smalley also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Thursday, May 3rd, Louise Smalley sold 12,429 shares of Whitbread stock. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,245 ($56.96), for a total value of £527,611.05 ($707,917.68).
LON:WTB opened at GBX 4,199 ($56.34) on Thursday. Whitbread has a 1-year low of GBX 3,499.90 ($46.96) and a 1-year high of GBX 4,333 ($58.14).
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 24th will be issued a dividend of GBX 69.75 ($0.94) per share. This is a boost from Whitbread’s previous dividend of $31.40. This represents a yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.
Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Whitbread in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Kepler Capital Markets raised their price objective on Whitbread from GBX 3,500 ($46.96) to GBX 4,200 ($56.35) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on Whitbread from GBX 4,900 ($65.75) to GBX 4,950 ($66.42) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Barclays raised their price objective on Whitbread from GBX 3,920 ($52.60) to GBX 4,400 ($59.04) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,300 ($57.69) price objective on shares of Whitbread in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 4,312.22 ($57.86).
Whitbread PLC operates hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. The company operates through two segments, Premier Inn & Restaurants and Costa. It operates approximately 760 hotels with 68,000 rooms in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Germany, as well as hotels under the Premier Inn brand name; hotels under the hub by Premier Inn brand name in the United Kingdom; and restaurants under the Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, and Table Table brands.
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