UBS Group reiterated their neutral rating on shares of DS Smith (LON:SMDS) in a report published on Monday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on DS Smith from GBX 430 ($5.62) to GBX 440 ($5.75) and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Thursday, June 13th. Bank of America reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 450 ($5.88) target price on shares of DS Smith in a report on Tuesday, July 16th. Numis Securities reaffirmed an add rating on shares of DS Smith in a report on Friday, June 14th. Berenberg Bank decreased their target price on DS Smith from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 480 ($6.27) and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 23rd. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of DS Smith in a report on Wednesday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 407.50 ($5.32).

LON SMDS opened at GBX 330.40 ($4.32) on Monday. The business’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 348.69 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 344.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.53 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 88.50, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.46. DS Smith has a 1-year low of GBX 286.20 ($3.74) and a 1-year high of GBX 514.20 ($6.72).

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, October 3rd will be issued a GBX 11 ($0.14) dividend. This is a boost from DS Smith’s previous dividend of $5.20. This represents a yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 3rd. DS Smith’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.78%.

About DS Smith

DS Smith Plc designs and manufactures corrugated packaging and plastic packaging for consumer goods. It provides transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, industrial, hazardous, multi-material, inserts and cushioning, and electrostatic discharge packaging products, as well as wrap arounds, trays, and bag-in-boxes; displays and promotional packaging products; corrugated pallets; Sheetfeeding products; packaging machine systems; and Sizzlepak, a stuffing material made of paper, folded in a zigzag shape, and cut into narrow strips, as well as provides packaging consultancy services.

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