J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Ben Whitley acquired 10 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,516 ($19.81) per share, with a total value of £151.60 ($198.09).
LON:JDW opened at GBX 1,571 ($20.53) on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,420.58. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,476 ($19.29). The company has a quick ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 255.30. The company has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.18.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Numis Securities assumed coverage on TUI in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Liberum Capital reduced their price objective on Superdry from GBX 600 ($7.84) to GBX 500 ($6.53) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th. Shore Capital reiterated a “house stock” rating on shares of TLOU Energy in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th. HSBC set a $12.00 price objective on Transocean and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Anglo American in a report on Wednesday, May 15th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,303.13 ($17.03).
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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