Insider Selling: J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) Insider Sells 2,500 Shares of Stock

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider John Hutson sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,305 ($17.05), for a total transaction of £32,625 ($42,630.34).

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

  • On Tuesday, April 23rd, John Hutson purchased 11 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,327 ($17.34) per share, with a total value of £145.97 ($190.74).
  • On Monday, April 8th, John Hutson sold 2,500 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,333 ($17.42), for a total transaction of £33,325 ($43,545.02).
  • On Friday, January 18th, John Hutson acquired 12 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,209 ($15.80) per share, with a total value of £145.08 ($189.57).

Shares of JDW stock traded up GBX 7 ($0.09) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 1,359 ($17.76). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 90,970 shares, compared to its average volume of 143,568. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 255.30, a current ratio of 0.26 and a quick ratio of 0.18. J D Wetherspoon plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 12-month high of GBX 1,380 ($18.03). The company has a market capitalization of $1.40 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.65.

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

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on JDW shares. Peel Hunt boosted their price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,225 ($16.01) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. Canaccord Genuity boosted their price target on shares of J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,220 ($15.94) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($14.37) price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Monday, March 18th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Friday, March 15th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of J D Wetherspoon from GBX 970 ($12.67) to GBX 1,070 ($13.98) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. J D Wetherspoon presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,276.11 ($16.67).

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J D Wetherspoon Company Profile

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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