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LON:SMDS

DS Smith - SMDS Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 298.90
+12.40 (+4.33%)
(As of 08/10/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
283.20
299.40
50-Day Range
266.20
308.90
52-Week Range
263.70
465.97
Volume
3.76 million shs
Average Volume
4.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
£4.11 billion
P/E Ratio
1,494.50
Dividend Yield
5.17%
Price Target
GBX 483.14

DS Smith MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.86 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
64.0% Upside
GBX 483.14 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.97
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
£15.74 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.55 out of 5 stars

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About DS Smith (LON:SMDS) Stock

DS Smith Plc provides packaging solutions, paper products, and recycling services worldwide. The company offers transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, industrial, hazardous, multi-material, 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 outdoor advertising services. It also provides various recycling and waste management services, including total waste management, paper and cardboard recycling, confidential shredding, and coffee cups and plastics recycling, as well as equipment for the retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, paper mills, automotive, and public sectors. In addition, the company offers recycled corrugated case materials, specialty papers, and kraft liners, as well as related technical and supply chain services. It provides its packaging solutions for the food and drink, consumer goods, industrial, e-commerce and e-retail, and converter industries. 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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of research firms recently commented on SMDS. Berenberg Bank reduced their price objective on DS Smith from GBX 510 ($6.16) to GBX 415 ($5.01) and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on DS Smith from GBX 594 ($7.18) to GBX 500 ($6.04) and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an "overweight" rating on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of GBX 483.14 ($5.84).

DS Smith Stock Performance

LON:SMDS traded down GBX 3.70 ($0.04) during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 286.50 ($3.46). 2,068,496 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,017,687. The stock's fifty day moving average price is GBX 286.64 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 315.66. DS Smith has a one year low of GBX 263.70 ($3.19) and a one year high of GBX 465.97 ($5.63). The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 55.46. The firm has a market cap of £3.94 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,432.50.

DS Smith Increases Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be paid a GBX 10.20 ($0.12) dividend. This is a positive change from DS Smith's previous dividend of $4.80. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.51%. DS Smith's dividend payout ratio is 64.50%.

Insider Transactions at DS Smith

In other DS Smith news, insider Geoffrey Drabble acquired 17,445 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 287 ($3.47) per share, with a total value of £50,067.15 ($60,496.80). In other news, insider Adrian Marsh purchased 20,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 296 ($3.58) per share, with a total value of £59,200 ($71,532.14). Also, insider Geoffrey Drabble acquired 17,445 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 287 ($3.47) per share, for a total transaction of £50,067.15 ($60,496.80). Insiders acquired a total of 54,445 shares of company stock valued at $15,736,715 over the last 90 days.

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SMDS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
6/18/2018
Today
8/10/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Packaging & Containers
Sub-Industry
N/A
CIK
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
28,864
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
GBX 483.14
High Stock Price Forecast
GBX 577
Low Stock Price Forecast
GBX 415
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+61.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.86
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Pretax Margin
N/A

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£7.24 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 62.12 per share
Book Value
GBX 308.10 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,376,467,000
Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
£4.11 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
N/A

Key Executives

  • Mr. Miles W. Roberts (Age 58)
    Group Chief Exec. & Exec. Director
    Comp: $2.52M
  • Mr. Adrian R. T. Marsh (Age 55)
    Group Fin. Director & Exec. Director
    Comp: $1.32M
  • Anjali Kotak
    Investor Relations Director
  • Mr. Iain Simm
    Group Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.
  • Mr. Hugo Fisher
    Group Communications Director
  • Mr. Greg Dawson
    Corp. Affairs Director
  • Marc Chiron
    Sales, Marketing & Innovation Director
  • Mr. Alan Taylor
    Interim Group HR Director
  • Rachel Stevens
    Investor Relations Director
  • Mr. Mark Smith
    Head of Plastics













SMDS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell DS Smith stock right now?

7 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for DS Smith in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" SMDS shares.
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What is DS Smith's stock price forecast for 2022?

7 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for DS Smith's stock. Their SMDS share price forecasts range from GBX 415 to GBX 577. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach GBX 483.14 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 64.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have SMDS shares performed in 2022?

DS Smith's stock was trading at GBX 383.80 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, SMDS shares have decreased by 23.2% and is now trading at GBX 294.69.
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How were DS Smith's earnings last quarter?

DS Smith Plc (LON:SMDS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June, 18th. The company reported $35.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $34.80 by $0.70.

How often does DS Smith pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for DS Smith?

DS Smith announced a dividend on Tuesday, June 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 10.20 per share on Tuesday, November 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 3.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th. This is a boost from the stock's previous dividend of GBX 4.80. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
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Is DS Smith a good dividend stock?

DS Smith (LON:SMDS) pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.13 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.17%. SMDS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 64.50%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
Read our dividend analysis for SMDS.

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 Vodafone Group Public (VOD), GSK (GSK), Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), Imperial Brands (IMB), Aviva (AV), Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), Cobham (COB), Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB), Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) and Unilever (ULVR).

What is DS Smith's stock symbol?

DS Smith trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMDS."

How do I buy shares of DS Smith?

Shares of SMDS stock 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.
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What is DS Smith's stock price today?

One share of SMDS stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 294.69.

How much money does DS Smith make?

DS Smith (LON:SMDS) has a market capitalization of £4.06 billion and generates £7.24 billion in revenue each year.

How many employees does DS Smith have?

The company employs 28,864 workers across the globe.

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 official website for the company is www.dssmith.com. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-77561800.

This page (LON:SMDS) was last updated on 8/10/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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