WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,805.10 ($23.94).
Several equities research analysts recently commented on SMWH shares. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of WH Smith Plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,950 ($25.87) price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Peel Hunt reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.54) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,700 ($22.55) price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Investec boosted their price objective on shares of WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,900 ($25.20) to GBX 2,100 ($27.86) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Monday, August 14th.
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) traded up 0.58% during trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 2065.00. 224,842 shares of the stock traded hands. WH Smith Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,398.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 2,095.00. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,927.65 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,802.06. The stock’s market cap is GBX 2.29 billion.
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About WH Smith Plc
WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retailer in convenience, books and news for travelling customers. The Company is a high street stationer, bookseller and newsagent. The Company operates through two segments: 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.
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