WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) announced a dividend on Thursday, October 12th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, January 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 33.60 ($0.45) per share on Thursday, February 1st. This represents a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 11th. This is a positive change from WH Smith’s previous dividend of $14.60. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Shares of WH Smith (SMWH) opened at GBX 2,260 ($30.22) on Friday. WH Smith has a twelve month low of GBX 1,469 ($19.64) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,347 ($31.38). The stock has a market capitalization of $2,510.00 and a PE ratio of 2,173.08.
SMWH has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,025 ($27.08) price objective on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Tuesday. Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.74) target price on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 2,270 ($30.35) target price on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Numis Securities upgraded WH Smith to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,975 ($26.41) target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 2,300 ($30.75) target price on shares of WH Smith in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. WH Smith has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 1,993.10 ($26.65).
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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