WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,805.10 ($23.94).
A number of research analysts have recently commented on SMWH shares. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,990 ($26.40) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Monday, September 25th. Deutsche Bank AG cut WH Smith Plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,950 ($25.87) price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.54) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Investec reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,100 ($27.86) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Monday, August 14th.
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Shares of WH Smith Plc (SMWH) traded down 0.29% on Wednesday, hitting GBX 2079.00. 279,890 shares of the stock traded hands. WH Smith Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,398.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 2,095.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,914.84 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,798.44. The stock’s market cap is GBX 2.31 billion.
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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