J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,145 ($14.09).

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley reissued an “underweight” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Monday, March 16th. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,150 ($14.15) to GBX 1,200 ($14.77) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,200 ($14.77) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Monday, May 18th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Wednesday, June 24th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,100 ($13.54) to GBX 600 ($7.38) and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 30th.

Shares of LON:JDW traded down GBX 12 ($0.15) during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 1,025 ($12.61). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 181,458 shares, compared to its average volume of 143,568. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 1,051.41 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 1,227.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 478.36, a quick ratio of 0.13 and a current ratio of 0.25. The company has a market cap of $1.23 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.67. J D Wetherspoon has a 12-month low of GBX 492 ($6.05) and a 12-month high of GBX 1,734 ($21.34).

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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