Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 2,095 ($27.79) and last traded at GBX 2,079 ($27.58), with a volume of 279,890 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 2,085 ($27.66).

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on SMWH shares. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,990 ($26.40) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Monday, September 25th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered WH Smith Plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,950 ($25.87) price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, September 8th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.54) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Investec reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,100 ($27.86) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Monday, August 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WH Smith Plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,822.82 ($24.18).

The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.31 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,914.84 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,798.44.

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WH Smith Plc Company Profile

WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retailer in convenience, books and news for travelling customers. The Company is a high street stationer, bookseller and newsagent. The Company operates through two segments: 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.

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