WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given “Hold” Rating at Investec
Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on SMWH. Liberum Capital reduced their target price on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,900 ($23.51) to GBX 1,700 ($21.04) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an outperform rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($24.75) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Peel Hunt reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($23.51) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Haitong Bank reissued a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 1,870 ($23.14) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. WH Smith Plc currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded up 2.09% on Thursday, reaching GBX 1564.00. 166,138 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. WH Smith Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,893.00. The stock 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 company’s market cap is GBX 1.78 billion.
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 ($0.38) dividend. 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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