WH Smith Plc Company Profile (LON:SMWH)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 8 Hold Rating(s), 6 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,690

Analysts' Ratings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/11/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,000View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/5/2016Liberum CapitalLower Price TargetHoldGBX 1,900 -> GBX 1,700View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/9/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,850View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/8/2016Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,900View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/8/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,695View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/14/2016Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingReduceGBX 1,500View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/14/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,850View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/13/2016InvestecReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,820View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/13/2016Haitong BankReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,700View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/28/2016BNP ParibasBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 1,250 -> GBX 1,500View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/28/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuyGBX 1,050 -> GBX 1,180View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/21/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeBuyGBX 1,880View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/21/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 1,563 -> GBX 1,605View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/7/2015Nomura Holdings Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,400 -> GBX 1,620View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/20/2015Espirito Santo Investment Bank ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,550View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/16/2015Cantor Fitzgerald EuropeReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,250View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/23/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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Dividends

Dividend History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
4/13/2016GBX 13.400.75%7/14/20167/14/20168/4/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/15/2015GBX 27.301.69%1/14/20161/14/20162/4/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/16/2015GBX 12.100.87%7/16/20157/16/20158/6/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/16/2014GBX 24.202.31%1/8/20151/8/20151/29/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/10/2014GBX 10.800.96%7/16/20147/16/20148/7/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/10/2013GBX 21.302.21%1/8/20141/8/20141/30/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
4/18/2016Clarke,StephenInsiderSell42,812GBX 1,736£743,216.32Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015Clarke,StephenInsiderSell65,241GBX 1,658£1,081,695.78Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/14/2015Staunton,HenryInsiderBuy20,000GBX 1,598£319,600Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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07/04/16 10:59 AMValue Management calls for John Menzies split
06/22/16 03:38 AMWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : June 22, 2016 -
06/21/16 02:53 AMBUZZ-WH Smith: Stifel raises to buy after recent pullback -
06/18/16 10:32 AMWH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) price target held steady to GBX2,100 as reported today by RBC Capital Markets
06/09/16 12:49 PMWH Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMWH) : June 9, 2016 -
06/08/16 06:58 PMWH Smith posts a flat quarter
06/08/16 06:58 PMWH Smith same-store sales growth flat
06/08/16 06:58 PMWH Smith Plc 14-week LFL Sales Flat - Quick Facts
06/08/16 06:58 PMWH Smith high street sales slump
05/12/16 09:53 AMA stock in one chart: Low multiple, 6% yield - Interactive Investor - Interactive InvestorA stock in one chart: Low multiple, 6% yieldInteractive InvestorHowever, the Swindon-based firm spun out of WH Smith (SMWH) in 2006 is coping well. Yes, its core business is in decline, but it's not falling off a cliff. Other initiatives have been successful, and Connect can keep stripping out costs for years to come.
04/29/16 09:58 AMJP Morgan Cazenove retained WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) as 'Overweight' With 1850 PT - FTSE News - FTSE NewsJP Morgan Cazenove retained WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) as 'Overweight' With 1850 PTFTSE NewsWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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.WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by BrokeragesWeb Breaking NewsWH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Receives Overweight Rating From JP Morgan Cazenove AnalystsRisers & FallersJP Morgan Maintained WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) As 'Overweight'Share Trading NewsThe Post -DirectorsTalk Interviewsall 1,013 news articles »
04/28/16 09:29 AMWH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Issued With 'Overweight' Rating At JP Morgan - FTSE News - FTSE NewsWH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Issued With 'Overweight' Rating At JP MorganFTSE NewsWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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.WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Receives Overweight Rating From JP Morgan Cazenove AnalystsRisers & FallersJP Morgan Maintained WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) As 'Overweight'Share Trading NewsJPMorgan Chase & Co. Increases WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 1850Web Breaking NewsThe Post -DirectorsTalk Interviewsall 747 news articles »
04/22/16 10:39 AMWeekly Broker Update - WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - Risers & Fallers - Weekly Broker Update - WH Smith (LON:SMWH)Risers & FallersRecently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH). The latest broker reports which are currently ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two ...and more »
04/22/16 01:41 AMWH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 29, 2016 -
04/21/16 10:42 AMWH Smith (LON:SMWH) Broker Roundup - Share Trading News - WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Broker RoundupShare Trading NewsRecently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH). The latest broker reports which are currently ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two ...and more »
04/19/16 11:01 AMWere Analysts Bearish WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) This Week? - Marshall Motor Holdings PLC (LON:MMH) announced a dividend on Thursday, March 17th, Marketbeat reports. This represents a yield of 2.87%. The official announcement can be seen at this link. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 21st will be paid a ...
04/15/16 01:35 PMWH Smith profit up 11% on travel, high street - MarketWatch - The GuardianWH Smith profit up 11% on travel, high streetMarketWatchLONDON--U.K. retailer WH Smith PLC (SMWH.LN) Wednesday reported 11% growth in first half pretax profit due to strong performance by both its business units, travel and high street. For the six months ended Feb. 29, the books and stationery retailer ...WH Smith sales boosted by extreme dot-to-dot and colouring-in crazeThe GuardianWH Smith right not to have given up on the high streetInvestors ChronicleWH Smith reports best high street performance 'in years'Yahoo Finance UKall 19 news articles »
04/15/16 01:35 PMWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Rating Reiterated by Investec - Following an update released by analysts at Bernstein on Monday the broker has now set a "Outperform" rating on shares of Anglo American (LON:AAL) with a price target of 1010. In the prior 12 months Hunting PLC's stock price has increased by 0% from 0.00 ...
04/14/16 10:37 AMThursday newspaper share tips: Tesco, WH Smith -
04/13/16 09:15 AM[$$] WH Smith continues to benefit from colour therapy as profit rises - [at Financial Times] - WH Smith has reported that the craze for adult colouring books, including new colour-by-numbers and dot-to-dot versions, remains "a key driver of sales" at its high street branches helping to ...
04/13/16 02:41 AMWH Smith reports best high street performance 'in years' -
04/13/16 02:35 AMLondon pre-open: Stocks seen higher after China trade data -
04/07/16 01:56 PMEnd Of Day Analysis Of Wh Smith (LON:SMWH) Trades - FTSE News - FTSE NewsEnd Of Day Analysis Of Wh Smith (LON:SMWH) TradesFTSE NewsWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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.and more »
04/02/16 01:28 PMWere Analysts Bullish WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) This Week? - Stock Caller - Were Analysts Bullish WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) This Week?Stock CallerOut of 15 analysts covering WH Smith (LON:SMWH), 5 rate it “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 31% are positive. WH Smith was the topic in 66 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Below is a list of WH Smith ...What Do Analysts Think Of WH Smith (LON:SMWH) This Week?Risers & Fallersall 2 news articles »
04/02/16 01:28 PMWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at RBC Capital - MicroCap Magazine - OctaFinance.comWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at RBC CapitalMicroCap MagazineWH Smith Plc logo WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)'s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at RBC Capital in a research note issued to investors on Friday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. They currently have a GBX 2,000 ...WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Rating Reiterated by RBC CapitalThe Vista VoiceAnalysts At RBC Capital Markets Reiterated WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) As OutperformRisers & FallersWH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Issued With 'Outperform' Rating From RBC Capital MarketsShare Trading NewsClinton Financial -DirectorsTalk Interviews -Business Standard Tribuneall 1,866 news articles »
03/19/16 12:58 PMWh Smith (LON:SMWH) Morning Share Trades - Share Trading News - Share Trading NewsWh Smith (LON:SMWH) Morning Share TradesShare Trading NewsWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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.
03/19/16 12:58 PMWh Smith (LON:SMWH) Morning Trade Volumes - Share Trading News - Share Trading NewsWh Smith (LON:SMWH) Morning Trade VolumesShare Trading NewsWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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.and more »
03/12/16 01:47 PMEnd Of Day Update On Wh Smith (LON:SMWH) Stock Trades - Share Trading News - Share Trading NewsEnd Of Day Update On Wh Smith (LON:SMWH) Stock TradesShare Trading NewsWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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.
03/05/16 01:56 PMWH Smith (LON:SMWH) Broker Price Targets - Share Trading News - WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Broker Price TargetsShare Trading NewsRecently stock market research analysts have changed their consensus ratings and price targets on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH). The latest broker reports which are ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates ...
03/04/16 03:36 AMWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SMWH-GB : March 4, 2016 -
02/26/16 07:54 AMRecent Broker Updates On WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - Risers & Fallers - Recent Broker Updates On WH Smith (LON:SMWH)Risers & FallersRecently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH). The latest broker reports which are currently ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two ...and more »
02/26/16 07:54 AMHow Many WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)'s Analysts Are Bearish? - Clinton Financial - How Many WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)'s Analysts Are Bearish?Clinton FinancialOut of 15 analysts covering WH Smith (LON:SMWH), 5 rate it “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 31% are positive. WH Smith was the topic in 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Below is a list of WH Smith ...and more »
02/11/16 11:57 AMAnalysts Consensus For WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - Risers & Fallers - Analysts Consensus For WH Smith (LON:SMWH)Risers & FallersA number of investment brokers have recently updated their price targets on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH). According to the latest broker reports ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, ...and more »
02/09/16 03:36 AMWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : February 9, 2016 -
02/03/16 10:52 AMWh Smith (LON:SMWH) Investors: Deutsche Reiterates Buy Rating, Sees GBX 1850.00/Share - OctaFinance.com - Wh Smith (LON:SMWH) Investors: Deutsche Reiterates Buy Rating, Sees GBX 1850.00/ShareOctaFinance.comStock analysts at Deutsche have GBX 1850.00 price target on Wh Smith (LON:SMWH). Deutsche's price target suggests a potential upside of 0.43 % from the company's stock close price. The rating was revealed in analysts note on 1 February. LON:SMWH is ...and more »
02/02/16 10:57 AMWH Smith (LON:SMWH) Investors: Liberum Reconfirms Hold Rating, Sees GBX 1625/Share - OctaFinance.com - WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Investors: Liberum Reconfirms Hold Rating, Sees GBX 1625/ShareOctaFinance.comEquities researchers at Liberum have GBX 1625 target price on WH Smith (LON:SMWH). Liberum's target price would indicate a potential downside of -11.25 % from the company's previous stock close. The rating was disclosed to clients in a report on ...
01/29/16 10:43 AMWH Smith PLC (SMWH) - In accordance with Disclosure and Transparency Rule 5.6.1, the Company confirms that its capital consists of 114,561,938 ordinary shares of 22 6 / 67 pence each with voting rights (the "Shares"). No shares are held in treasury. Shareholders may use the ...
01/28/16 10:36 AMAnalyst Coverage Updates - WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - Risers & Fallers - Analyst Coverage Updates - WH Smith (LON:SMWH)Risers & FallersRecently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of WH Smith (LON:SMWH). The latest broker reports which are currently ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two ...and more »
01/27/16 10:17 AMJK Rowling venture Pottermore predicts wizard sales of Harry Potter e-books - Yahoo Finance UK - JK Rowling venture Pottermore predicts wizard sales of Harry Potter e-booksYahoo Finance UKIt (Other OTC: ITGL - news) said that the shift to more widespread distribution of digital Harry Potter e-books and audio books via Amazon, Apple (LSE: 0R2V.L - news) and WH Smith (LSE: SMWH.L - news) , among others, had doubled sales in three months.and more »
01/22/16 05:12 PMNews & Tips: Royal Dutch Shell, JD Wetherspoon, WH Smith & more - Investors Chronicle - News & Tips: Royal Dutch Shell, JD Wetherspoon, WH Smith & moreInvestors ChronicleHigh street stationer WH Smith (SMWH) has reported a better-than-expected sales performance over the 20 weeks to 16 January 2016. Like-for-like sales on the high street were flat (the last positive performance on this front being pre-2000) compared to ...and more »
01/22/16 05:12 PMShare of the week: Making big paper profits - Interactive Investor - Share of the week: Making big paper profitsInteractive InvestorIt's official: colouring books are no longer just for children. We heard this week that the recent boom in "colour therapy" has underpinned the first like-for-like sales growth in WH Smith's (SMWH) chain of high street newsagents this century. The ...
01/22/16 03:32 AMWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : January 22, 2016 -
01/21/16 10:06 AMUBS Indicates Potential -17.65% Decrease In Shares Of Wh Smith - Risers & Fallers - UBS Indicates Potential -17.65% Decrease In Shares Of Wh SmithRisers & FallersOn Thursday UBS reiterated its broker consensus on shares of Wh Smith (LON:SMWH) giving the company a 'Sell' rating. UBS gave shares of Wh Smith a price ... WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two ...
01/21/16 10:06 AMHaitong Securities Indicates Potential 1.13% Increase In Shares Of WH Smith PLC - Risers & Fallers - Haitong Securities Indicates Potential 1.13% Increase In Shares Of WH Smith PLCRisers & FallersOn Wednesday Haitong Securities reiterated its broker consensus on shares of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) giving the company a 'Neutral' rating. Haitong Securities gave shares of WH Smith PLC a price target of 1700 indicating a potential increase of ...
01/21/16 10:06 AMWH Smith: Strong Christmas sales to lift profit - MarketWatch - iNVEZZWH Smith: Strong Christmas sales to lift profitMarketWatchLONDON--WH Smith PLC (SMWH.LN), a book, stationary and magazine retailer, on Wednesday said it expects profit growth for the year to be slightly ahead of plan as a result of the strong sales over the Christmas period. Like-for-like sales were up 2% and ...Strong Christmas boosts WH Smith's full-year forecastReuters UKWH Smith 20-week Revenue Up 4%; Sees FY Profit Growth Slightly Ahead Of PlanNasdaqWH Smith share price surges as strong festive sales prompt forecast upgradeiNVEZZall 58 news articles »
01/20/16 10:01 AMWH Smith: Strong Christmas sales to lift profit - LONDON--WH Smith PLC (SMWH.LN), a book, stationary and magazine retailer, on Wednesday said it expects profit growth for the year to be slightly ahead of plan as a result of the strong sales over the Christmas period. Like-for-like sales were up 2% and ...
01/20/16 10:01 AMStrong Christmas boosts WH Smith's full-year forecast - British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc (SMWH.L) expects full-year profit "slightly ahead" of expectations after a strong sales performance at its High Street business over the Christmas period. WH Smith, which has over 1300 stores ...
01/20/16 02:32 AMWH Smith carried along by better travel sales; High Street flat -
01/20/16 01:28 AMWednesday newspaper round-up: Facebook, Post Office, steelmakers -
01/12/16 08:02 AMWH Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMWH) : January 12, 2016 -

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About WH Smith Plc

WH Smith Plc logoWH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates through two divisions, namely, 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. Its Travel business operates from around 740 units, including in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals and workplaces. The Company's High Street sells a range of products, which are divided into categories, such as stationery (including greetings cards), books, and news and impulse (including newspapers, magazines and confectionery), as well as a small range of entertainment products. Its Travel business operates from around 155 international units in the Middle East, Australia, South-East Asia, India and Europe, and an additional 15 small kiosks in China, and 32 small kiosks in India. Its High Street business operates around 621 stores with its presence across the United Kingdom.

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  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: SMWH
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $20.50
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $1594.76
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $1711.76
  • P/E Ratio: 16.67
  • P/E Growth: 2.46
  • Market Cap: $1.75B
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $95.26 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $N/A EPS
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