LON:SMDS - DS Smith Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 486.30 +6.40 (+1.33 %) (As of 09/21/2018 03:39 PM ET)Previous CloseGBX 479.90Today's RangeGBX 473.70 - GBX 488.5052-Week RangeGBX 5.26 - GBX 565Volume8.18 million shsAverage Volume3.86 million shsMarket Capitalization£5.28 billionP/E RatioN/ADividend YieldN/ABetaN/A Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlines Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. The company serves the food and drinks, consumer goods, industrial, e-commerce, e-retail, and converters markets. It also provides various recycling and waste management services, including paper, cardboard, mixed dry, and plastics recycling services; confidential security shredding services; organics and food products; general waste recycling and shredding services; zero waste solutions; and added value services to medium and large corporates, and small businesses in the retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, public, and automotive sectors. In addition, the company offers recycled corrugated case materials and specialty papers; offers related technical and supply chain services; and manufactures and sells flexible packaging and dispensing solutions, rigid packaging solutions, and foam and injection molded products for use in the beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical, fresh produce, construction, and retail industries. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Central Europe, Italy, North America, Germany, and Switzerland. The company was formerly known as David S. Smith (Holdings) PLC and changed its name to DS Smith Plc in 2001. DS Smith Plc was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Receive SMDS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SMDS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange LON Industry Packaging & Containers Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Cyclical SymbolLON:SMDS CUSIPN/A Webwww.dssmith.com Phone+44-20-77561800 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current RatioN/A Quick RatioN/A Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / CashN/A Book ValueN/A Price / BookN/A Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net Margins3.82% Return on Equity12.64% Return on Assets3.93% Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares1,070,000,000Market Cap£5.28 billion DS Smith (LON:SMDS) Frequently Asked Questions What is DS Smith's stock symbol? DS Smith trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMDS." How often does DS Smith pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for DS Smith? DS Smith announced a dividend on Monday, June 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 4th will be paid a dividend of GBX 9.80 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 4th. This is a boost from DS Smith's previous dividend of $4.90. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View DS Smith's Dividend History. How were DS Smith's earnings last quarter? DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) released its earnings results on Monday, June, 18th. The company reported $35.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $34.80 by $0.70. DS Smith had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 12.64%. View DS Smith's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for SMDS? 9 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for DS Smith's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 525 to GBX 630. On average, they anticipate DS Smith's share price to reach GBX 577.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for DS Smith. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for DS Smith? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for DS Smith in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for DS Smith. Who are some of DS Smith's key competitors? Some companies that are related to DS Smith include Amcor (AMC), CCL Industries Inc. Class B (CCDBF), Orora (ORA), RPC Group (RPC), Winpak (WPK), Pact Group (PGH), Intertape Polymer Group (ITP), MATLIN & PARTNE/SH SH (MPAC), Macfarlane Group (MACF), Imaflex (IFX), RM2 International (RM2), Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM), Robinson (RBN), Coral Products (CRU) and Imagination Park Entertainment (IP). Who are DS Smith's key executives? DS Smith's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Miles W. Roberts, Group Chief Exec. & Exec. Director (Age 54)Mr. Adrian R. T. Marsh, Group Fin. Director & Exec. Director (Age 51)Rachel Stevens, Investor Relations DirectorMr. Iain Simm, Group Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.Mr. Hugo Fisher, Group Communications Director Has DS Smith been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about SMDS stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DS Smith earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for DS Smith. How do I buy shares of DS Smith? Shares of SMDS and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock. What is DS Smith's stock price today? One share of SMDS stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 486.30. How big of a company is DS Smith? DS Smith has a market capitalization of £5.28 billion. How can I contact DS Smith? DS Smith's mailing address is 7th Fl, Regents Place, 350 Euston Road, LONDON, NW1 3AX, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-77561800. MarketBeat Community Rating for DS Smith (LON SMDS)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 538 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 509 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,047MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about DS Smith and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SMDS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SMDS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Considered a Good Return on Equity (ROE)?