Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,190.93 ($51.76).

WTB has been the topic of a number of research reports. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,939 ($48.65) price objective on shares of Whitbread plc in a report on Monday, February 20th. Barclays PLC reissued an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,340 ($41.25) price objective on shares of Whitbread plc in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 4,160 ($51.38) price objective on shares of Whitbread plc in a report on Thursday, January 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,550 ($56.19) price objective on shares of Whitbread plc in a report on Thursday, December 1st. Finally, Panmure Gordon reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 3,800 ($46.93) price objective on shares of Whitbread plc in a report on Thursday, January 26th.

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In other Whitbread plc news, insider Louise Smalley sold 5,377 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 3,814 ($47.10), for a total transaction of £205,078.78 ($253,277.49). Also, insider David Atkins purchased 1,425 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 3,943 ($48.70) per share, for a total transaction of £56,187.75 ($69,393.29).

Shares of Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) opened at 3915.20 on Tuesday. Whitbread plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,283.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 4,402.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 3,903.11 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 3,814.50. The company’s market cap is GBX 7.13 billion.

Whitbread plc Company Profile

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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