WH Smith Plc’s (SMWH) “Hold” Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity
Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on SMWH. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Barclays PLC restated an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 1,870 ($22.79) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Haitong Bank restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.48) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. Liberum Capital restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($20.72) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Investec reduced their price target on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.18) to GBX 1,550 ($18.89) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. WH Smith Plc currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.46).
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) opened at 1552.00 on Thursday. WH Smith Plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,893.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.77 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,546.24 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,616.30.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be paid a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.37) per share. This is a positive change from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. This represents a dividend yield of 1.99%. 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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