Insider Buying: J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) Insider Acquires 10 Shares of Stock

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) insider John Hutson acquired 10 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,429 ($18.67) per share, with a total value of £142.90 ($186.72).

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

  • On Tuesday, April 23rd, John Hutson acquired 11 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The shares were bought 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 Monday, April 1st, John Hutson sold 2,500 shares of J D Wetherspoon stock. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,305 ($17.05), for a total transaction of £32,625 ($42,630.34).

Shares of JDW traded up GBX 7 ($0.09) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1,460 ($19.08). 91,247 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 143,568. J D Wetherspoon plc has a one year low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a one year high of GBX 1,476 ($19.29). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 255.30, a current ratio of 0.26 and a quick ratio of 0.18. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 1,397.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.53 billion and a PE ratio of 24.33.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on JDW shares. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Lookers in a report on Monday, July 8th. Canaccord Genuity cut shares of Cronos Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a C$17.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, March 27th. Liberum Capital decreased their price target on shares of Superdry from GBX 600 ($7.84) to GBX 500 ($6.53) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research note on Wednesday, May 15th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $184.00 price target on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 18th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,303.13 ($17.03).

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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