WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Raises Dividend to GBX 30.50 Per Share

WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) announced a dividend on Thursday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be paid a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.38) per share on Thursday, February 2nd. This represents a yield of 1.99%. 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. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded up 0.46% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1532.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 662,131 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.75 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,549.03 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,623.46. WH Smith Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,174.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,893.00.

Dividend History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Haitong Bank restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 1,870 ($23.14) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($24.75) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Finally, Investec cut 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. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,686.07 ($20.87).

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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