Insider Selling: WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Insider Sells 25,000 Shares of Stock
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) insider Robert Moorhead sold 25,000 shares of WH Smith Plc stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,035 ($26.85), for a total value of £508,750 ($671,351.28).
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH) traded up 0.59% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 2045.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 417,429 shares. WH Smith Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,398.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 2,106.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.27 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,002.86 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,829.13.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 33.60 ($0.44) per share. This is a boost from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $14.60. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th.
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A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on SMWH shares. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,950 ($25.73) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 2,270 ($29.96) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.41) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Investec restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,100 ($27.71) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Friday, August 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WH Smith Plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,853.10 ($24.45).
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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