WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) insider Ian Houghton sold 44,449 shares of WH Smith Plc stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,547 ($18.85), for a total transaction of £687,626.03 ($838,057.32).

WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded up 1.94% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1575.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 179,454 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 firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.80 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,546.24 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,616.30.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be issued a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.37) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.99%. This is an increase from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 12th.

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A number of equities research analysts have commented on SMWH shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($24.38) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Monday, July 11th. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($20.72) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Investec reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,550 ($18.89) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,750 ($21.33) target price (down previously from GBX 1,850 ($22.55)) on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Friday, October 14th. Finally, Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($23.16) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.46).

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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