J D Wetherspoon (LON:JDW) Given Hold Rating at Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon (LON:JDW) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, Digital Look reports. They currently have a GBX 1,370 ($17.90) target price on the stock.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an underweight rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Monday, September 16th. Berenberg Bank boosted their target price on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,400 ($18.29) to GBX 1,750 ($22.87) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, September 23rd. Morgan Stanley restated an underweight rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Monday, November 11th. Shore Capital restated a sell rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Friday, September 13th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated a hold rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Tuesday, November 12th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,404.38 ($18.35).

Shares of JDW traded up GBX 13 ($0.17) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 1,564 ($20.44). The stock had a trading volume of 117,931 shares, compared to its average volume of 143,568. The firm has a market cap of $1.63 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.67. The business has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 1,511.62 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,463.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 261.78, a current ratio of 0.28 and a quick ratio of 0.14. J D Wetherspoon has a 52 week low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,645.20 ($21.50).

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

In other news, 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 value of £68,864.38 ($89,983.51).

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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