WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,034 ($28.52).
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,025 ($28.39) target price on shares of WH Smith in a report on Thursday, January 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on shares of WH Smith from GBX 2,150 ($30.15) to GBX 2,300 ($32.25) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,100 ($29.44) price objective on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($25.94) price objective on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,300 ($32.25) price objective on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th.
Shares of WH Smith (SMWH) traded down GBX 90 ($1.26) during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 2,016 ($28.27). 633,379 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 335,223. WH Smith has a 52 week low of GBX 1,610.90 ($22.59) and a 52 week high of GBX 2,347 ($32.91). The company has a market cap of $2,240.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,938.46.
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WH Smith 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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