J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Nigel Connor sold 488 shares of J D Wetherspoon plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,229 ($16.30), for a total transaction of £5,997.52 ($7,955.33).

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) opened at 1277.00 on Thursday. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 12 month low of GBX 810.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,296.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,125.61 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,032.47. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.36 billion.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 8 ($0.11) per share. This is an increase from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a yield of 0.67%.

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JDW has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Peel Hunt lifted their price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc from GBX 875 ($11.61) to GBX 950 ($12.60) and gave the company a “reduce” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,150 ($15.25) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Liberum Capital initiated coverage on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 1,050 ($13.93) price target on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “reduce” rating and issued a GBX 820 ($10.88) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “sell” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Six 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 company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 988.46 ($13.11).

About J D Wetherspoon plc

J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company aims to provide customers with food and drinks. The Company operates a trading estate of approximately 926 pubs. The Company operates over 40 hotels and approximately 900 rooms. The Company’s hotels include George Hotel, the Shrewsbury Hotel and the Unicorn, Ripon.

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