Peel Hunt Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for WH Smith (LON:SMWH)

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Peel Hunt reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH) in a report issued on Monday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

SMWH has been the subject of several other research reports. UBS Group restated a sell rating on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Friday, October 11th. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 2,550 ($33.32) price target on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Wednesday, August 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. WH Smith has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 2,344.17 ($30.63).

LON:SMWH opened at GBX 2,088 ($27.28) on Monday. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of GBX 1,997.66 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 2,031.51. The company has a market cap of $2.25 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.83. The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 143.09. WH Smith has a 52 week low of GBX 1,678 ($21.93) and a 52 week high of GBX 2,222 ($29.03).

In other WH Smith news, insider Stephen Clarke sold 47,799 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,139 ($27.95), for a total value of £1,022,420.61 ($1,335,973.62).

WH Smith Company Profile

WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2018, it operated 867 units primarily in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals, and workplaces.

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