WH Smith Plc Stock Price, News & Analysis (LON:SMWH)

GBX 2,022 -3.00 (-0.15 %)
(As of 11/18/2017 03:45 AM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 2,022
Today's RangeGBX 2,035 - GBX 2,003
52-Week RangeGBX 1,398 - GBX 2,106
Volume281,544 shs
Average Volume344,884 shs
Market Capitalization£2.23 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

WH Smith Plc logoWH 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
Profitability:
  • Trailing EPS: GBX 1.04
  • Net Margins: 7.95%
  • Return on Equity: 52.22%
  • Return on Assets: 19.41%
Misc:
  • 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?

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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  266 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  309 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  575
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WH 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.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Rating for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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)

Price Target History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

Analysts' Ratings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/7/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,270View Rating Details
10/27/2017Numis Securities LtdUpgradeHoldGBX 1,975View Rating Details
10/15/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,950View Rating Details
10/13/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 1,950 -> GBX 2,150View Rating Details
10/12/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,850View Rating Details
8/25/2017InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,100View Rating Details
8/14/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
6/14/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,700View Rating Details
4/12/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,661View Rating Details
1/26/2017Haitong BankUpgradeBuyGBX 1,900View Rating Details
11/1/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,600View Rating Details
3/28/2016BNP ParibasBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 1,250 -> GBX 1,500View Rating Details
1/21/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeBuyGBX 1,880View Rating Details
12/7/2015NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,400 -> GBX 1,620View Rating Details
(Data available from 11/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)


No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
10/12/2017GBX 33.601.62%1/11/20181/11/20182/1/2018
4/12/2017GBX 14.600.82%7/13/20177/13/20178/3/2017
10/13/2016GBX 30.501.99%1/12/20171/12/20172/2/2017
4/13/2016GBX 13.400.75%7/14/20167/14/20168/4/2016
10/15/2015GBX 27.301.69%1/14/20161/14/20162/4/2016
4/16/2015GBX 12.100.87%7/16/20157/16/20158/6/2015
10/16/2014GBX 24.202.31%1/8/20151/8/20151/29/2015
4/10/2014GBX 10.800.96%7/16/20147/16/20148/7/2014
10/10/2013GBX 21.302.21%1/8/20141/8/20141/30/2014
10/16/2013GBX 6.303.02%1/8/20141/8/20142/7/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)

Insider Trades by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

Insider Trades by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/24/2017Robert MoorheadInsiderSell25,000GBX 2,035£508,750
10/18/2016Ian HoughtonInsiderSell44,449GBX 1,547£687,626.03
4/18/2016Clarke,StephenInsiderSell42,812GBX 1,736£743,216.32
11/12/2015Clarke,StephenInsiderSell65,241GBX 1,658£1,081,695.78
7/14/2015Staunton,HenryInsiderBuy20,000GBX 1,598£319,600
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)

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DateHeadline
WH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : November 15, 2017WH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : November 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 15 at 9:51 AM
WH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended August 31, 2017 : November 10, 2017WH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended August 31, 2017 : November 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 10 at 11:33 AM
WH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : November 9, 2017WH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : November 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 9 at 6:42 PM
7 Global Stocks With Upside as the Bull Market Ages7 Global Stocks With Upside as the Bull Market Ages
www.investopedia.com - October 28 at 6:21 AM
Insider Selling: WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Insider Sells 25,000 Shares of StockInsider Selling: WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Insider Sells 25,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 25 at 2:38 PM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel HuntWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 15 at 11:26 AM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank AGWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 15 at 6:28 AM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target Raised to GBX 2,150 at J P Morgan Chase & CoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target Raised to GBX 2,150 at J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 4:04 PM
WH Smith Plcs (SMWH) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLCWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 3:22 PM
Edited Transcript of SMWH.L earnings conference call or presentation 12-Oct-17 7:45am GMTEdited Transcript of SMWH.L earnings conference call or presentation 12-Oct-17 7:45am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - October 14 at 8:00 AM
WH Smith profit up; to start £50 mln share buyback - MarketWatchWH Smith profit up; to start £50 mln share buyback - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - October 12 at 9:38 AM
WH Smiths profits boosted by sales growth at travel storesWH Smith's profits boosted by sales growth at travel stores
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 9:38 AM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Downgraded to Hold at Peel HuntWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Downgraded to Hold at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 8 at 11:16 AM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 4 at 2:54 PM
Should You Buy WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) Now?Should You Buy WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) Now?
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 12:38 PM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Downgraded to "Hold" at Deutsche Bank AGWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Downgraded to "Hold" at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 2:28 PM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from BrokeragesWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 11:26 AM
Peel Hunt Reaffirms "Add" Rating for WH Smith Plc (SMWH)Peel Hunt Reaffirms "Add" Rating for WH Smith Plc (SMWH)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 11:16 AM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives "Buy" Rating from InvestecWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives "Buy" Rating from Investec
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 2:56 PM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from BrokeragesWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 3:10 PM
WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesWH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 3:08 PM
WH Smith travel sales rise, high street sales fall - MarketWatchWH Smith travel sales rise, high street sales fall - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - June 14 at 8:00 AM
WH Smith logs 4% growth in pretax profitWH Smith logs 4% growth in pretax profit
www.marketwatch.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
Famous Five parodies boost WH Smith Christmas salesFamous Five parodies boost WH Smith Christmas sales
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 11 at 2:52 AM
WH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth - MarketWatchWH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - January 26 at 5:35 AM
WH Smith 21-week Revenue Up 2%; Sees FY Profit Growth Slightly Ahead Of PlanWH Smith 21-week Revenue Up 2%; Sees FY Profit Growth Slightly Ahead Of Plan
www.rttnews.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
[$$] WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth[$$] WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth
www.ft.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
[$$] How Amazon made its jewellery stock rock[$$] How Amazon made its jewellery stock rock
www.ft.com - November 11 at 7:16 PM
WH Smith FY16 Profit Rises, Lifts Dividend; To Buy Back Up To £50 Mln SharesWH Smith FY16 Profit Rises, Lifts Dividend; To Buy Back Up To £50 Mln Shares
www.rttnews.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
WH Smith pretax profit up 8%; hikes dividend 11%WH Smith pretax profit up 8%; hikes dividend 11%
www.marketwatch.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
Full Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release - Before Market OpenFull Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open
biz.yahoo.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM
[$$] WH Smith posts strongest sales performance in 14 years[$$] WH Smith posts strongest sales performance in 14 years
www.ft.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM

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