A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($24.38) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an equal weight rating and set a GBX 1,870 ($22.79) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Investec dropped their price objective on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.18) to GBX 1,550 ($18.89) and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. 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 stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.46).
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) opened at 1552.00 on Thursday. WH Smith Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,893.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.77 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,546.24 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,616.30.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, January 12th will be given a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.37) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th. This is an increase from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. This represents a yield of 1.99%.
About WH Smith Plc
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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