WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Haitong Bank in a report issued on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 1,680 ($20.79) price target on the stock. Haitong Bank’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 7.71% from the company’s current price.
A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on SMWH. Liberum Capital lowered their price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,900 ($23.51) to GBX 1,700 ($21.04) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($24.75) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Monday, July 11th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($23.51) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Investec lowered their price objective on shares of 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 report on Wednesday, August 24th. Finally, 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 report on Thursday, August 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) opened at 1529.20 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,548.11 and a 200 day moving average 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 stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.74 billion.
The company also recently disclosed 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. This represents a dividend yield of 1.99%. This is a positive change from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th.
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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