Todays Report: The Goodbody Reaffirmed Sell Rating for J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW)

The Goodbody Reaffirmed Sell Rating for J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW)

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Goodbody in a research report issued on Wednesday.

JDW has been the subject of several other research reports. Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Investec restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,044 ($13.04) price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon plc in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of J D Wetherspoon plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Panmure Gordon upgraded shares of J D Wetherspoon plc to a “hold” rating and upped their price target for the stock from GBX 610 ($7.62) to GBX 700 ($8.75) in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 749.33 ($9.36).

Shares of J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) traded down 0.6031% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 824.7109. 137,762 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 871.77 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 826.02. The stock’s market cap is GBX 916.81 million. J D Wetherspoon plc has a one year low of GBX 589.50 and a one year high of GBX 993.50.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 20th were issued a dividend of GBX 8 ($0.10) per share. This represents a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 20th. This is an increase from J D Wetherspoon plc’s previous dividend of $4.00.

In related news, insider Miles Slade acquired 376 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 4th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 944 ($11.79) per share, for a total transaction of £3,549.44 ($4,434.58). Also, insider Hutson,John acquired 1,688 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 19th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 917 ($11.46) per share, for a total transaction of £15,478.96 ($19,339.03).

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