WH Smith (SMWH) Given Buy Rating at Peel Hunt

WH Smith (LON:SMWH)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by research analysts at Peel Hunt in a report released on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on SMWH. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on shares of WH Smith from GBX 2,300 ($30.05) to GBX 2,450 ($32.01) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 12th. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of WH Smith from GBX 2,100 ($27.44) to GBX 2,215 ($28.94) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 12th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Friday, April 12th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,400 ($31.36) price target (up previously from GBX 2,300 ($30.05)) on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WH Smith presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,353 ($30.75).

Shares of SMWH stock opened at GBX 2,032 ($26.55) on Monday. WH Smith has a 52 week low of GBX 1,678 ($21.93) and a 52 week high of GBX 2,222 ($29.03). The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 143.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion and a PE ratio of 24.16.

WH Smith Company Profile

WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2018, it operated 867 units primarily in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals, and workplaces.

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