J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) announced a dividend on Friday, March 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd will be given a dividend of GBX 4 ($0.05) per share on Thursday, May 30th. This represents a yield of 0.3%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 2nd. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
LON:JDW opened at GBX 1,328 ($17.35) on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.37 billion and a PE ratio of 21.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 289.07, a current ratio of 0.35 and a quick ratio of 0.22. J D Wetherspoon has a 52-week low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,341 ($17.52).
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 970 ($12.67) to GBX 1,070 ($13.98) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,220 ($15.94) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Friday. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Friday. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,225 ($16.01) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Friday. Finally, HSBC lifted their price target on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,310 ($17.12) to GBX 1,475 ($19.27) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Five 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 a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,258.89 ($16.45).
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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 24, 2017, it operated 895 pubs. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Watford, the United Kingdom.
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