How to buy Wetherspoon shares | 1118p

Pubs and bars are closed in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's everything you need to know about buying shares in JD Wetherspoon.

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a big impact on the pub and entertainment industry in the UK. This has also impacted J D Wetherspoon's (JDW) share price, which has now dropped from it's recent all-time high. Investors looking to buy Wetherspoon shares may believe the current share price is a good entry point for Wetherspoon stocks.

It opened the day at 1157p, after a previous close of 1137p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1093.4025p to a high of 1211.86p. The latest price was 1118p (25 minute delay). All prices are listed in Pence sterling.

J D Wetherspoon plc (LON: JDW) is a British pub company founded in 1979. It currently operates around 900 pubs in the UK and Ireland, as well as a number of hotels.

How to buy shares in Wetherspoon

  1. Choose a share-dealing platform. If you’re a beginner, our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: JDW in this case.
  5. Research Wetherspoon shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Wetherspoon shares. It's that simple.
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Information last updated 2020-05-31.
Open1157pPrevious close1137p
Low1093.4025pChange %-1.671%
Volume259066GMT offset0
IndustryRestaurantsCurrency symbolp
CodeJDWCountry nameUK
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUK
NameJ D Wetherspoon plcISINGB0001638955
Currency codeGBXSectorConsumer Cyclical
Currency namePence sterlingFull-time employees42000

Wetherspoon share price

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Wetherspoons stock overview

Wetherspoons (LON: JDW) was first publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2003. It is also a component on the FTSE 250 Index, as it is one of the 250 largest companies by market capitalisation on the London Stock Exchange.

Where can I buy Wetherspoons shares?

Wetherspoons shares (LSE: JDW) are only listed on the London Stock Exchange, meaning they are available to buy for anyone living in the UK or with access to the UK stock market.

Are Wetherspoons pubs closing?

As a result of the measures introduced by the UK government in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Wetherspoon pubs were closed on March 20. They will remain closed until the government eases its coronavirus shutdown measures. However, this did not have a negative affect on the JD Wetherspoon share price, and the value of JDW shares actually went up in the days following the shutdown.

Is now a good time to invest in Wetherspoons shares?

The Wetherspoon share price has recently been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but recovered from the stock market crash in early March. Those looking to buy shares in Wetherspoons will need to assess how the company will fare during the ongoing crisis, and the impact the government shutdown will have on the future price of Wetherspoons stock. According to recent analysis from investing publication Interactive Investors, the Wetherspoons share price rebounded on stronger-than-expect earnings figures and share buyback program.

Can I get free Wetherspoon shares?

Unfortunately, free Wetherspoon shares are only available to staff members that have worked for the company for at least 18 months and joined the Share Incentive Plan (SIP). Employees can also choose to purchase more Wetherspoon stock as part of the company's Partnership Shares Scheme. Staff also receive additional shares once they have worked for the company for 25 years, and every 5 years thereafter.

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