WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,822.82 ($23.19).
Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($23.53) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,850 ($23.53) to GBX 1,950 ($24.80) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,661 ($21.13) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,750 ($22.26) to GBX 1,950 ($24.80) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($21.62) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th.
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded up 0.29% during midday trading on Monday, reaching GBX 1715.00. 214,709 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,763.84 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,681.05. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.90 billion. WH Smith Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,963.00.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 13th will be issued a GBX 14.60 ($0.19) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 13th.
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About WH Smith Plc
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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