J D Wetherspoon (LON:JDW)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by Peel Hunt in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They presently have a GBX 1,225 ($16.01) price target on the stock. Peel Hunt’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 7.76% from the company’s previous close.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. HSBC lifted their target price on J D Wetherspoon from GBX 1,310 ($17.12) to GBX 1,475 ($19.27) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Berenberg Bank lifted their target price on J D Wetherspoon to GBX 1,400 ($18.29) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of J D Wetherspoon in a report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on J D Wetherspoon in a research note on Tuesday, December 4th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a GBX 1,100 ($14.37) price objective for the company. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised 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 note on Tuesday, March 5th. 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 company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,258.89 ($16.45).
Shares of JDW stock opened at GBX 1,328 ($17.35) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.37 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 289.07. J D Wetherspoon has a fifty-two week low of GBX 1,051 ($13.73) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 1,341 ($17.52).
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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