WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Hold Rating from Liberum Capital
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a GBX 1,700 ($21.51) price objective on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price objective points to a potential downside of 4.44% from the company’s previous close.
A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on SMWH. Investec raised WH Smith Plc to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from GBX 1,550 ($19.61) to GBX 1,900 ($24.04) in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Barclays PLC raised WH Smith Plc to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,990 ($25.17) price target on the stock in a report on Friday, March 3rd. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,661 ($21.01) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,850 ($23.40) to GBX 1,950 ($24.67) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, April 13th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,750 ($22.14) to GBX 1,950 ($24.67) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. WH Smith Plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,822.82 ($23.06).
WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH) opened at 1779.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.97 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,765.08 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,672.94. WH Smith Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,963.00.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 14.60 ($0.18) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.82%.
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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