Liberum Capital Reiterates Hold Rating for J D Wetherspoon (JDW)
J D Wetherspoon (LON:JDW)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Liberum Capital in a research note issued to investors on Friday.
A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 970 ($12.67) to GBX 1,070 ($13.98) and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. HSBC lifted their price objective on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,310 ($17.12) to GBX 1,475 ($19.27) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Berenberg Bank lifted their price objective on J D Wetherspoon to GBX 1,400 ($18.29) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on J D Wetherspoon in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. They set an “underperform” rating and a GBX 1,100 ($14.37) price objective on the stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,270 ($16.59).
J D Wetherspoon stock opened at GBX 1,308 ($17.09) on Friday. J D Wetherspoon has a 52-week low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,341 ($17.52). The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 289.07. The stock has a market cap of $1.34 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.70.
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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