Deutsche Bank AG reissued their hold rating on shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 1,750 ($21.66) price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of GBX 1,850 ($22.90).
A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on SMWH. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an overweight rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Barclays PLC reissued an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 1,870 ($23.14) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Haitong Bank reissued a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Liberum Capital reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($21.04) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, Investec decreased 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 research note on Wednesday, August 24th. One equities research 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 company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded down 1.79% on Friday, hitting GBX 1540.00. The stock had a trading volume of 299,549 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.76 billion. WH Smith Plc has a one year low of GBX 1,174.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,893.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,548.11 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,623.08.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be paid a GBX 30.50 ($0.38) dividend. This is a positive change from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 12th. This represents a 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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