WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given Buy Rating at Peel Hunt
Several other research analysts have also commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an outperform rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($24.75) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. 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 set a GBX 1,870 ($23.14) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Investec reduced their price objective on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.52) to GBX 1,550 ($19.18) and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Haitong Bank restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. WH Smith Plc presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded up 2.09% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1564.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 166,138 shares. WH Smith Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,893.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.78 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,549.03 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,623.46.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be given a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.38) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th. This is a positive change from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. This represents a dividend yield of 1.99%.
About WH Smith Plc
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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