Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an equal weight rating and set a GBX 1,870 ($23.14) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Haitong Bank reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($21.04) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Investec lowered their target price on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,820 ($22.52) to GBX 1,550 ($19.18) and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded up 2.09% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 1564.00. The stock had a trading volume of 166,138 shares. WH Smith Plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 1,893.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.78 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,549.03 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,623.46.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, January 12th will be issued a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.38) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th. This represents a yield of 1.99%. This is a boost from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40.
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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