WETHERSPOON ( J.D.) PLC (JDW)

WETHERSPOON ( J.D.) PLC (JDW)

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Mello Event, ProVen and ShareSoc Seminars and Lots More News

It’s been a busy last two days for me with several events attended. The first was on Tuesday when I attended the Mello London event in Chiswick. It was...

JD Wetherspoon Results and Directors Reappointed at Edge Performance VCT

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) published their results for the year on Friday (13/9/2019). The revenue figures were very positive with like-for-like sales up 6.8%, overall revenue up 7.4% and earnings...

Brexit Investment Strategies

Investors may have noticed that the pound is in free fall and heading towards US$1.20. That’s near the low after the initial Brexit vote. Pundits, not that they can be relied on for forex forecasts, suggest it could go lower now that we seem to be heading for a “no-deal” Brexit. With the pound falling, and potential damage to the UK economy from a hard Brexit, investors should surely have been avoiding companies reliant on UK sales, or UK consumers, or those ...

Brexit Decision by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has decided to reject the Government’s appeal which means they cannot invoke Article 50 to leave the EU without an Act of Parliament. Will that make...

Greene King & Crawshaw Profit Warnings

In Weatherspoon’s full year results announcement, their CEO Tim Martin took the opportunity to criticise Greene King for blaming poor results on Brexit. He said “The only thing worse than complaining about the weather is complaining about Brexit”, implying that they were poor excuses. Yesterday (13/9/2016) butcher Crawshaw Group went further. In a profit warning “trading update” they blamed suppressed footfall patterns on “international football, adverse weather and Brexit”. In addition they said customers were now even more price focussed and they were ...