WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Earns Buy Rating from Peel Hunt
Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Barclays PLC reiterated an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 1,870 ($22.79) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Liberum Capital reduced their target price on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,900 ($23.16) to GBX 1,700 ($20.72) and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Investec reduced their target price on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.18) to GBX 1,550 ($18.89) and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Haitong Bank reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.48) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an outperform rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Monday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.46).
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) opened at 1540.00 on Thursday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.76 billion. WH Smith Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,893.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,546.28 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,618.21.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, January 12th will be given a GBX 30.50 ($0.37) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.99%. This is a boost from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 12th.
WH Smith Plc Company Profile
WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, High Street and Travel. The Company’s Travel business sells its products to cater for people on the move or in need of a convenience offer. Its Travel business operates from around 740 units, including in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals and workplaces.
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