WH Smith Plc’s (SMWH) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG restated their hold rating on shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) in a research note released on Sunday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. They currently have a GBX 1,950 ($25.91) target price on the stock.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on the company. Peel Hunt reissued an add rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($24.58) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 2,270 ($30.16) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Investec reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 2,100 ($27.90) price target on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Friday, August 25th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on WH Smith Plc from GBX 1,950 ($25.91) to GBX 2,150 ($28.57) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an outperform rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research report on Monday, August 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 1,853.10 ($24.62).

Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH) opened at 2071.00 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 2.30 billion. WH Smith Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,398.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 2,106.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,977.14 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,820.03.

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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, January 11th will be issued a dividend of GBX 33.60 ($0.45) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This is an increase from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $14.60. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%.

WH Smith Plc Company Profile

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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