How to buy J D Wetherspoon shares | 05 March price 1251p

How to buy J D Wetherspoon shares | 1251p

The low-cost pub chain is open again in the UK. Here's how you can invest. Share price changes are updated daily.

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J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) is a leading restaurants business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1268p after a previous close of 1279p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1250p to a high of 1289p. The latest price was 1251p (25 minute delay). J D Wetherspoon is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 41,498 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in J D Wetherspoon

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing 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 J D Wetherspoon shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your J D Wetherspoon shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

J D Wetherspoon share price

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J D Wetherspoon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-05.
Open1268p
High1289p
Low1250p
Close1251p
Previous close1279p
Change -28p
Change % -2.1892%
Volume 360,043
Information last updated 2021-03-02.
52-week range492p - 1452.975p
50-day moving average 1218.9722p
200-day moving average 1052.3064p
Wall St. target price1227.31p
PE ratio 13.7375
Dividend yield 0.08p (0.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 58p
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Fees for buying 50x J D Wetherspoon shares with popular platforms

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Is it a good time to buy J D Wetherspoon stock?

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Is J D Wetherspoon under- or over-valued?

Valuing J D Wetherspoon stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of J D Wetherspoon's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

J D Wetherspoon's P/E ratio

J D Wetherspoon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, J D Wetherspoon shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, J D Wetherspoon's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the restaurants industry or those of similar companies.

J D Wetherspoon's EBITDA

J D Wetherspoon's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £92.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a J D Wetherspoon's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put J D Wetherspoon's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

J D Wetherspoon financials

Revenue TTM £1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.34%
Gross profit TTM £145.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.56%
Return on equity TTM -30.77%
Profit margin -7.73%
Book value 2.68p
Market capitalisation £1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

J D Wetherspoon share dividends

We're not expecting J D Wetherspoon to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have J D Wetherspoon's shares ever split?

J D Wetherspoon's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 17 November 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your J D Wetherspoon shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J D Wetherspoon shares which in turn could have impacted J D Wetherspoon's share price.

J D Wetherspoon share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, J D Wetherspoon's shares have ranged in value from as little as 492p up to 1452.975p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JDW.LSE volatility(beta: 1.44)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while J D Wetherspoon's is 1.4388. This would suggest that J D Wetherspoon's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put J D Wetherspoon's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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J D Wetherspoon overview

J D Wetherspoon plc owns and operates pubs and hotels in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It operates 875 pubs and 58 hotels. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Watford, the United Kingdom.

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