Weekly Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Whitbread (WTB)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Whitbread (LON: WTB):

  • 6/25/2019 – Whitbread had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • 6/20/2019 – Whitbread had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a GBX 4,750 ($62.07) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 5,000 ($65.33).
  • 6/19/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 6/19/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 6/14/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 6/13/2019 – Whitbread had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a GBX 5,000 ($65.33) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 4,800 ($62.72).
  • 6/13/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.
  • 6/7/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 6/3/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 4,250 ($55.53) price target on the stock.
  • 5/7/2019 – Whitbread had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 4,250 ($55.53) price target on the stock.
  • 5/7/2019 – Whitbread had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. They now have a GBX 5,750 ($75.13) price target on the stock.
  • 5/2/2019 – Whitbread had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 5,200 ($67.95) to GBX 5,000 ($65.33). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 5/2/2019 – Whitbread had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a GBX 4,800 ($62.72) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 4,875 ($63.70).
  • 5/1/2019 – Whitbread had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from GBX 4,700 ($61.41) to GBX 4,500 ($58.80). They now have a “sector performer” rating on the stock.
  • 5/1/2019 – Whitbread had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 5,400 ($70.56) to GBX 5,100 ($66.64). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 4/30/2019 – Whitbread was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a “hold” rating.

Shares of WTB stock opened at GBX 4,500 ($58.80) on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 4,597.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.82 billion and a P/E ratio of 2.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.31, a quick ratio of 5.77 and a current ratio of 5.90. Whitbread plc has a one year low of GBX 3,870 ($50.57) and a one year high of GBX 5,162 ($67.45).

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 30th will be issued a GBX 67 ($0.88) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.5%. This is an increase from Whitbread’s previous dividend of $32.70. Whitbread’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.05%.

In related news, insider Louise Smalley sold 232 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,588 ($59.95), for a total transaction of £10,644.16 ($13,908.48). Also, insider Nicholas Cadbury sold 2,166 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 4,619 ($60.36), for a total transaction of £100,047.54 ($130,729.83).

Whitbread PLC operates hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. The company operates through two segments, Premier Inn and Costa. It operates approximately 785 hotels with 72,466 rooms in the United Kingdom, as well as hotels under the Premier Inn brand name; hotels under the hub by Premier Inn brand name in the United Kingdom; and restaurants under the Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Bar+Block, and Table Table brands.

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