Shares of WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,034 ($28.52).
A number of brokerages recently commented on SMWH. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,950 ($27.34) target price on shares of WH Smith in a research report on Sunday, October 15th. Numis Securities upgraded shares of WH Smith to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,975 ($27.69) target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 2,270 ($31.83) target price on shares of WH Smith in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,300 ($32.25) price target on shares of WH Smith in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($25.94) price target on shares of WH Smith in a report on Tuesday, December 5th.
WH Smith (SMWH) traded up GBX 3 ($0.04) during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 1,990 ($27.90). 510,365 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 381,925. The stock has a market cap of $2,190.00 and a PE ratio of 1,913.46. WH Smith has a 12-month low of GBX 1,610.90 ($22.59) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,347 ($32.91).
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About WH Smith
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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