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Equities research analysts at Barclays upped their price target on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH) from GBX 990 ($16.59) to GBX 1,250 ($20.95) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. Barclays’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 11.81% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on SMWH. Analysts at BNP Paribas raised their price target on shares of WH Smith from GBX 1,050 ($17.60) to GBX 1,130 ($18.94) in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on shares of WH Smith from GBX 1,050 ($17.60) to GBX 1,180 ($19.78) in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of WH Smith from GBX 1,085 ($18.18) to GBX 1,115 ($18.69) in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. WH Smith presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 876.92 ($14.70).

WH Smith PLC is a retail company. The Company has two businesses divisions: Travel and High Street. Its Travel division sells a range of newspapers, magazines, books and impulse products in airports, train stations, hospitals, workplaces and bus stations, and High Street division sells a range of books, stationery, newspapers, magazines and entertainment products.

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