JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated their overweight rating on shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) in a report released on Friday morning. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has a GBX 1,850 ($22.90) target price on the stock.
A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on SMWH. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($24.75) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Investec reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,550 ($19.18) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($21.04) target price on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,750 ($21.66) target price (down from GBX 1,850 ($22.90)) on shares of WH Smith Plc in a research note on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,678.93 ($20.78).
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) traded down 2.30% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1532.00. 311,635 shares of the stock were exchanged. 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 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,548.11 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,623.08. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.75 billion.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 12th will be issued a dividend of GBX 30.50 ($0.38) per share. This represents a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th. This is a boost from WH Smith Plc’s previous dividend of $13.40.