J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) Insider John Hutson Sells 2,500 Shares

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider John Hutson sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,333 ($17.42), for a total value of £33,325 ($43,545.02).

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

  • On Monday, April 1st, John Hutson sold 2,500 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,305 ($17.05), for a total value of £32,625 ($42,630.34).
  • On Friday, January 18th, John Hutson bought 12 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,209 ($15.80) per share, for a total transaction of £145.08 ($189.57).

Shares of JDW opened at GBX 1,326 ($17.33) on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 255.30. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,380 ($18.03). The company has a market capitalization of $1.37 billion and a PE ratio of 22.10.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 2nd will be issued a GBX 4 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 2nd. This represents a yield of 0.3%. J D Wetherspoon’s payout ratio is currently 0.20%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Peel Hunt raised their target price on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,225 ($16.01) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Canaccord Genuity lifted their price objective on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,220 ($15.94) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($14.37) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Monday, March 18th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Friday, March 15th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,400 ($18.29) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Monday, January 14th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,276.11 ($16.67).

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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 24, 2017, it operated 895 pubs. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Watford, the United Kingdom.

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