WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Raises Dividend to GBX 30.50 Per Share
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) declared a dividend on Thursday, October 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 12th will be paid a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.38) per share on Thursday, February 2nd. This represents a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 12th. This is an increase from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) opened at 1532.00 on Friday. WH Smith Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,893.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,549.03 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,623.46. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.75 billion.
SMWH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Liberum Capital cut 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 report on Tuesday, July 5th. 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 report on Monday, July 11th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($23.51) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Haitong Bank reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Investec cut their target price on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.52) to GBX 1,550 ($19.18) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. One research 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. WH Smith Plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,686.07 ($20.87).
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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