LON:SMDS - DS Smith Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 354.80 -0.20 (-0.06 %) (As of 04/18/2019 08:42 AM ET)Previous CloseGBX 355Today's RangeGBX 350.90 - GBX 356.9052-Week RangeGBX 286.20 - GBX 542.45Volume1.59 million shsAverage Volume3.86 million shsMarket Capitalization£4.86 billionP/E Ratio14.91Dividend Yield4.32%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsInsider 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 Current SymbolLON:SMDS Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIKN/A Webwww.dssmith.com Phone+44-20-77561800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio66.45 Current Ratio1.39 Quick Ratio0.58Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.91 Forward P/E Ratio0.09 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales£6.18 billion Price / Sales0.79 Cash FlowGBX 34.83 per share Price / Cash Flow10.19 Book ValueGBX 251.20 per share Price / Book1.41Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous Employees28,500 Outstanding Shares1,370,290,048Market Cap£4.86 billion Next Earnings Date6/13/2019 (Estimated) OptionableNot Optionable 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 Friday, December 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 4th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5.20 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 4th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View DS Smith's Dividend History. How were DS Smith's earnings last quarter? DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, June, 18th. The company reported $35.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $34.80 by $0.70. View DS Smith's Earnings History. When is DS Smith's next earnings date? DS Smith is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for DS Smith. What price target have analysts set for SMDS? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for DS Smith's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 370 to GBX 585. On average, they expect DS Smith's stock price to reach GBX 469 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 32.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for DS Smith. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for DS Smith? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for DS Smith in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for DS Smith. Has DS Smith been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about SMDS stock has been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. DS Smith earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of DS Smith's key competitors? Some companies that are related to DS Smith include Amcor (AMC), CCL Industries (CCL.B), Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), Orora (ORA), RPC Group (RPC), Winpak (WPK), Intertape Polymer Group (ITP), Pact Group (PGH), IPL Plastics (IPLP), Macfarlane Group (MACF), Imaflex (IFX), RM2 International (RM2), Robinson (RBN), Secos Group (SES) and Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM). What other stocks do shareholders of DS Smith own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other DS Smith investors own include Cobham (COB), EQGP (EQGP), Aviva (AV), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Halma (HLMA), Johnson Matthey (JMAT), SSP Group (SSPG), Vodafone Group (vod), Whitbread (WTB) and Check Cap (CHEK). 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 55)Mr. Adrian R. T. Marsh, Group Fin. Director & Exec. Director (Age 52)Rachel Stevens, Investor Relations DirectorMr. Iain Simm, Group Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.Mr. Hugo Fisher, Group Communications Director 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 354.80. How big of a company is DS Smith? DS Smith has a market capitalization of £4.86 billion and generates £6.18 billion in revenue each year. DS Smith employs 28,500 workers across the globe. What is DS Smith's official website? The official website for DS Smith is http://www.dssmith.com. 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: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 565 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 546 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,111MarketBeat'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 4/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies engage in swaps?