WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by Canaccord Genuity in a report released on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 1,525 ($18.87) price objective on the stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 2.22% from the company’s previous close.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($23.51) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 1,870 ($23.14) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($21.04) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Investec reduced their price target on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.52) to GBX 1,550 ($19.18) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Haitong Bank reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) opened at 1538.00 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,548.11 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,623.08. WH Smith Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,893.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.75 billion.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be issued a GBX 30.50 ($0.38) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 12th. This is an increase from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. This represents a dividend yield of 1.99%.
WH Smith Plc Company Profile
WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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. Its Travel business operates from around 740 units, including in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals and workplaces.
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