WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Receives GBX 1,812.50 Average Price Target from Brokerages
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,821.25 ($22.41).
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Citigroup reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of WH Smith in a research report on Tuesday, April 7th. HSBC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of WH Smith in a research report on Thursday, April 9th. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of WH Smith in a research report on Thursday, June 25th. They set an “overweight” rating and a GBX 1,535 ($18.89) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of WH Smith in a research report on Monday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on shares of WH Smith from GBX 2,210 ($27.20) to GBX 1,800 ($22.15) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 15th.
SMWH stock traded up GBX 14 ($0.17) during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1,048 ($12.90). 737,561 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 316,134. The company has a market capitalization of $1.35 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 283.10, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.36. WH Smith has a fifty-two week low of GBX 584.04 ($7.19) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 2,660 ($32.73). The business has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,078.51 and a two-hundred day moving average price of GBX 1,687.76.
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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