UBS Group restated their neutral rating on shares of DS Smith (LON:SMDS) in a research note published on Wednesday morning, Stock Target Advisor reports.

SMDS has been the subject of several other reports. 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. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of DS Smith in a report on Wednesday, October 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on DS Smith from GBX 440 ($5.75) to GBX 420 ($5.49) and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Monday, November 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 405 ($5.29).

Shares of DS Smith stock traded up GBX 2.90 ($0.04) on Wednesday, hitting GBX 388.10 ($5.07). The company had a trading volume of 3,132,719 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,860,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.32 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.84. DS Smith has a 1 year low of GBX 286.20 ($3.74) and a 1 year high of GBX 389.60 ($5.09). The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 356.21 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 347.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 88.50, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a current ratio of 0.88.

In other DS Smith news, insider Adrian Marsh sold 93,861 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 345 ($4.51), for a total transaction of £323,820.45 ($423,128.77). Also, insider Celia Baxter sold 150 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 382 ($4.99), for a total value of £573 ($748.73).

DS Smith Company Profile

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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