About DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
DS Smith Plc is a provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and plastic packaging across the world. The Company's segments include UK, Western Europe, DCH and Northern Europe, Central Europe and Italy, and Plastics. The Company designs and manufactures plastic bags and taps and fitments for use in bag-in-box packaging for liquids. Its products are used for transportation of beverages, concentrates, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The Company designs and manufactures rigid plastic packaging products for the transportation of food and drinks, healthcare products and automotive products. It also designs and manufactures foam molded, custom-designed components and packaging. It manufactures recycled paper, principally corrugated case material (CCM) or testliner. The Company also manufactures other grades of paper, such as core board and solid board. In addition, the Company offers a range of value-added services, such as recycling, and environmental audits and consultancy.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Basic Materials
- Industry: Paper Packaging
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: LON:SMDS
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.dssmith.com
- Market Cap: £4.65 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 949,000,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 495.28
- 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 467.87
- 52 Week Range: GBX 376.90 - GBX 517
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.27
- P/E Growth: 2.18
- Annual Revenue: £4.78 billion
- Price / Sales: 0.97
- Book Value: GBX 1.43 per share
- Price / Book: 3.43
- EBITDA: £575 million
- Net Margins: 3.84%
- Return on Equity: 13.98%
- Return on Assets: 4.06%
- Average Volume: 3.06 million shs.
Frequently Asked Questions for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
What is DS Smith plc's stock symbol?
DS Smith plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMDS."
How often does DS Smith plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for DS Smith plc?
DS Smith plc announced a dividend on Thursday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 10.60 per share on Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a yield of 2.2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. This is an increase from DS Smith plc's previous dividend of $4.60. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View DS Smith plc's Dividend History.
Where is DS Smith plc's stock going? Where will DS Smith plc's stock price be in 2017?
10 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for DS Smith plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 475 to GBX 570. On average, they anticipate DS Smith plc's share price to reach GBX 529.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for DS Smith plc.
Who are some of DS Smith plc's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to DS Smith plc include Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM), Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD), Mondi Plc (MNDI), Johnson Matthey PLC (JMPLY), Fibria Celulose S.A. (FBR), CF Industries Holdings (CF), First Quantum Minerals (FQVLF), Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (TRQ), Mosaic Company (The) (MOS), CI Financial Corp (CIX), Lundin Mining (LUN), Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA), Keyera Corp (KEY), Randgold Resources Limited (RRS), Huntsman Corporation (HUN), SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical Company (SHI), Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT) and Seven Generations Energy Ltd (VII).
Who are DS Smith plc's key executives?
DS Smith plc's management team includes the folowing people:
- Miles W. Roberts, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
- Adrian Marsh, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
- Iain Simm, Group General Counsel, Company Secretary
- Gareth Davis, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
- Ian Griffiths, Non-Executive Director
- Christopher P. Britton, Non-Executive Independent Director
- Jonathan C. Nicholls, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
- Kathleen Anne O'Donovan, Non-Executive Independent Director
How do I buy DS Smith plc stock?
Shares of DS Smith plc 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 plc's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for DS Smith plc (LON SMDS)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about DS Smith plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of DS Smith plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 490.
Consensus Ratings for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.50)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 529.75|Consensus Price Target History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Analysts' Ratings History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)
|10/20/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Overweight||GBX 570|
|10/19/2017||Numis Securities Ltd||Boost Price Target||Hold||GBX 520 -> GBX 530|
|9/12/2017||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Boost Price Target||Neutral||GBX 485 -> GBX 500|
|9/6/2017||Beaufort Securities||Reiterated Rating||Buy|
|9/6/2017||Berenberg Bank||Reiterated Rating||Buy|
|9/5/2017||Peel Hunt||Reiterated Rating||Add||GBX 550|
|8/17/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Overweight||GBX 565|
|7/3/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Boost Price Target||Hold||GBX 460 -> GBX 475|
|6/29/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 498|
|11/1/2016||Davy Research||Reiterated Rating||Neutral|
|2/11/2016||Investec||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 430|
|2/10/2016||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 480|
|2/8/2016||Canaccord Genuity||Upgrade||Buy||GBX 430|
|1/29/2016||Charles Stanley||Initiated Coverage||Buy|
Earnings History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Earnings Estimates for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $33.10 EPS
Dividend History by Quarter for DS Smith plc (LON SMDS)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)Insider Trades by Quarter for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|10/5/2017||Miles Roberts||Insider||Sell||261,079||GBX 515||£1,344,556.85|
|7/31/2017||Adrian Marsh||Insider||Buy||175,044||GBX 484||£847,212.96|
|7/19/2017||Adrian Marsh||Insider||Buy||3,345||GBX 481||£16,089.45|
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