J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Hutson,John acquired 1,688 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 917 ($11.97) per share, for a total transaction of £15,478.96 ($20,204.88).

Hutson,John also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, August 18th, Hutson,John bought 16 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 899 ($11.73) per share, for a total transaction of £143.84 ($187.76).
  • On Monday, July 18th, Hutson,John bought 20 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 769 ($10.04) per share, for a total transaction of £153.80 ($200.76).

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) traded down 1.28% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 926.50. 391,934 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 891.27 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 764.29. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 52 week low of GBX 589.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 979.50. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.03 billion.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 20th will be given a GBX 8 ($0.10) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 20th. This is a positive change from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00.

A number of research firms have commented on JDW. Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Monday, September 12th. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of J D Wetherspoon plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Panmure Gordon upgraded shares of J D Wetherspoon plc to a “hold” rating and raised their target price for the stock from GBX 610 ($7.96) to GBX 700 ($9.14) in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 790 ($10.31) target price on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research note on Monday, September 12th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 745.33 ($9.73).

About J D Wetherspoon plc

J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company operates hotels. The Company owned an estate of around 951 pubs. The Company also offers food and drink services. The Company’s hotels include Guildhall and Linen Exchange, Dunfermline, and Hippodrome, March.

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