J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) Insider Sells £68,864.38 in Stock

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider Su Cacioppo sold 4,498 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock in a transaction on Friday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,531 ($20.01), for a total transaction of £68,864.38 ($89,983.51).

Shares of J D Wetherspoon stock traded down GBX 6 ($0.08) during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1,519 ($19.85). The stock had a trading volume of 57,848 shares, compared to its average volume of 143,568. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,547.02 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,429.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.59 billion and a PE ratio of 22.01. J D Wetherspoon plc has a twelve month low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,645.20 ($21.50). The company has a current ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 261.78.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 24th will be given a GBX 8 ($0.10) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.52%. This is an increase from J D Wetherspoon’s previous dividend of $4.00. J D Wetherspoon’s dividend payout ratio is 0.17%.



JDW has been the subject of a number of research reports. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Friday, September 13th. Peel Hunt restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($18.95) target price (up from GBX 1,300 ($16.99)) on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Monday, September 9th. Shore Capital restated a “sell” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Friday, September 13th. HSBC restated a “buy” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Monday, September 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,353.57 ($17.69).

About J D Wetherspoon

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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