WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,822.82 ($23.80).
A number of research firms have recently commented on SMWH. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.16) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Investec raised their price target on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,900 ($24.81) to GBX 2,100 ($27.42) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($22.20) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Barclays PLC raised WH Smith Plc to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,990 ($25.99) price target for the company in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,750 ($22.85) to GBX 1,950 ($25.46) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 13th.
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WH Smith Plc (SMWH) traded up 0.24% on Friday, hitting GBX 1705.00. The company had a trading volume of 399,296 shares. WH Smith Plc has a one year low of GBX 1,398.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,963.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.89 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,717.21 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,708.99.
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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