WH Smith Plc Company Profile (LON:SMWH)

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:
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  • Symbol: LON:SMWH
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £1.98 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 111,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,780.51
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,641.21
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,174 - GBX 1,963
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.25
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.22 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.62
  • Book Value: GBX 1.55 per share
  • Price / Book: 11.52
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £166 million
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 344,528 shs.
 

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 Wednesday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 14.60 per share on Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. The official announcement can be seen 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?

11 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for WH Smith Plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 1,350 to GBX 2,000. On average, they anticipate WH Smith Plc's stock price to reach GBX 1,813.73 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WH Smith Plc.

Who are some of WH Smith Plc's key competitors?

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.

How much does a share of WH Smith Plc stock cost?

One share of WH Smith Plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,785.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.55)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,813.73

Analysts' Ratings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/22/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeOverweightGBX 1,990View Rating Details
4/19/2017Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 1,700 -> GBX 1,850View Rating Details
4/13/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 1,750 -> GBX 1,950View Rating Details
4/13/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweightGBX 1,850 -> GBX 1,950View Rating Details
4/12/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,661View Rating Details
2/21/2017InvestecUpgradeBuyGBX 1,550 -> GBX 1,900View Rating Details
1/26/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingReduceGBX 1,350View Rating Details
1/26/2017Haitong BankUpgradeBuyGBX 1,900View Rating Details
1/25/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,800View Rating Details
11/1/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,600View Rating Details
10/4/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,000View 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
8/20/2015Espirito Santo Investment Bank ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,550View Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $102.42 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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
(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
10/18/2016Ian 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

Headline Trends for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Latest Headlines for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMWH) : May 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 7:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Upgraded to "Overweight" by Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 5:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 8:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : May 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 10:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 10:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) PT Raised to GBX 1,850
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 6:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Investors Chronicle: Burberry, WH Smith, Carr's
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 7:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives "Buy" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 11:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : April 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 15 at 10:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) Hold Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 11:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Raises WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 1,950
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 3:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDeutsche Bank AG Raises WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 1,950
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 2:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc Declares Dividend of GBX 14.60 (SMWH)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 8:25 PM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith logs 4% growth in pretax profit
www.marketwatch.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith first-half profit up 3.75 percent on travel boost
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Spoof books and travel arm boost WH Smith
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 8:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 10:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 2:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.K. Economy's Brexit Success Still Has Companies Fretting
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub Sales
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc : SMWH-GB: Dividend Analysis : January 13th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Upgraded by Investec to "Buy"
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 1:06 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoFamous Five parodies boost WH Smith Christmas sales
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 11 at 2:52 AM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - January 26 at 5:35 AM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith 21-week Revenue Up 2%; Sees FY Profit Growth Slightly Ahead Of Plan
www.rttnews.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
ft.com logo[$$] WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth
www.ft.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
ft.com logo[$$] How Amazon made its jewellery stock rock
www.ft.com - November 11 at 7:16 PM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith FY16 Profit Rises, Lifts Dividend; To Buy Back Up To £50 Mln Shares
www.rttnews.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith pretax profit up 8%; hikes dividend 11%
www.marketwatch.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFull Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open
biz.yahoo.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM
ft.com logo[$$] WH Smith posts strongest sales performance in 14 years
www.ft.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM

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WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Chart for Tuesday, May, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/23/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff