Whitbread plc Announces Dividend of GBX 31.40 (WTB)
Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) announced a dividend on Tuesday, October 24th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 9th will be given a dividend of GBX 31.40 ($0.41) per share on Friday, December 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) traded down 1.79% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 3686.00. 1,562,807 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 3,808.76 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 3,933.32. The firm’s market cap is GBX 6.72 billion. Whitbread plc has a 52-week low of GBX 3,365.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 4,333.00.
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Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Beaufort Securities lowered their price target on Whitbread plc from GBX 3,600 ($47.51) to GBX 3,400 ($44.87) and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,000 ($52.78) price target on shares of Whitbread plc in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 4,700 ($62.02) price target on shares of Whitbread plc in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 3,925 ($51.79) price target on shares of Whitbread plc in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,100 ($54.10) price target on shares of Whitbread plc in a research report on Tuesday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 4,115.78 ($54.31).
Whitbread PLC is a hospitality company. The Company operates hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. The Company operates in two segments: Hotels & Restaurants, and Costa. The Hotels & Restaurants segment provides services in relation to accommodation and food. The Costa segment consists of operations of its branded, owned and franchised coffee outlets.
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