About WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retailer in convenience, books and news for travelling customers. The Company is a high street stationer, bookseller and newsagent. The Company operates through two segments: 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. The Travel business operates from approximately 768 units mainly in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas and hospitals. The High Street business sells a range of Stationery (including greetings cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting), News and Impulse (including newspapers, magazines, confectionery and drinks) and Books. The High Street business operates from approximately 612 High Street stores. The Company's digital business operates through two Websites: www.whsmith.co.uk and www.funkypigeon.com. It also operates across Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Industry: Book & Magazine Retailers
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Sector: Book & Magazine Retailers
- Symbol: LON:SMWH
- Previous Symbol: LON:NWS
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.whsmith.co.uk
- Trailing EPS: GBX 1.04
- Net Margins: 7.95%
- Return on Equity: 52.22%
- Return on Assets: 19.41%
- Outstanding Shares: 110,500,000
Frequently Asked Questions for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
What is WH Smith Plc's stock symbol?
WH Smith Plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMWH."
How often does WH Smith Plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WH Smith Plc?
WH Smith Plc announced a dividend on Thursday, October 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 33.60 per share on Thursday, February 1st. This represents a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 11th. This is a positive change from WH Smith Plc's previous dividend of $14.60. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View WH Smith Plc's Dividend History.
Where is WH Smith Plc's stock going? Where will WH Smith Plc's stock price be in 2017?
10 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for WH Smith Plc's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 1,661 to GBX 2,270. On average, they anticipate WH Smith Plc's share price to reach GBX 1,950.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WH Smith Plc.
Who are some of WH Smith Plc's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to WH Smith Plc include Weir Group PLC (WEIR), Bellway plc (BWY), Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (SPX), Melrose Industries PLC (MRO), Hammerson plc (HMSO), Mediclinic International PLC (MDC), Hiscox Ltd (HSX), Renishaw plc (RSW), EVRAZ plc (EVR), G4S plc (GFS), Aberdeen Asset Management plc (ADN), Royal Mail PLC (RMG), B&M European Value Retail SA (BME), RPC Group Plc (RPC), Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL), Babcock International Group plc (BAB), ConvaTec Group PLC (CTEC) and Travis Perkins plc (TPK).
Who are WH Smith Plc's key executives?
WH Smith Plc's management team includes the folowing people:
- Stephen Clarke, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
- Robert Moorhead, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director
- Ian Houghton, Legal Director, Company Secretary
- Henry S. Staunton, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board (Age 69)
- Suzanne C. Baxter, Independent Non-Executive Director
- Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin, Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 53)
- Drummond Hall, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
How do I buy WH Smith Plc stock?
Shares of WH 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 WH Smith Plc's stock price today?
One share of WH Smith Plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 2,022.
How big of a company is WH Smith Plc?
WH Smith Plc has a market capitalization of £2.23 billion.
How can I contact WH Smith Plc?
WH Smith Plc's mailing address is Greenbridge Road, SWINDON, SN3 3RX, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-1793-616161.
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Analysts' Consensus Rating for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings, 0 Strong Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.50)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 1,950.67|
Consensus Price Target History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Analysts' Ratings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
(Data available from 11/19/2015 forward)
|11/7/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Overweight||GBX 2,270|
|10/27/2017||Numis Securities Ltd||Upgrade||Hold||GBX 1,975|
|10/15/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 1,950|
|10/13/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Boost Price Target||Overweight||GBX 1,950 -> GBX 2,150|
|10/12/2017||Peel Hunt||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 1,850|
|8/25/2017||Investec||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 2,100|
|8/14/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Outperform|
|6/14/2017||Liberum Capital||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 1,700|
|4/12/2017||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 1,661|
|1/26/2017||Haitong Bank||Upgrade||Buy||GBX 1,900|
|11/1/2016||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||GBX 1,600|
|3/28/2016||BNP Paribas||Boost Price Target||Outperform||GBX 1,250 -> GBX 1,500|
|1/21/2016||Stifel Nicolaus||Upgrade||Buy||GBX 1,880|
|12/7/2015||Nomura||Boost Price Target||Neutral||GBX 1,400 -> GBX 1,620|
Earnings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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Earnings Estimates for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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Dividend History by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)
(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 WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|10/24/2017||Robert Moorhead||Insider||Sell||25,000||GBX 2,035||£508,750|
|10/18/2016||Ian Houghton||Insider||Sell||44,449||GBX 1,547||£687,626.03|
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