WH Smith Plc Company Profile (LON:SMWH)

About WH Smith Plc

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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  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: SMWH
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $20.37
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $1588.08
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $1544.21
  • 52-Week Range: £1,120,860 - GBX 1,174
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.34
  • P/E Growth: 2.39
  • Market Cap: $1.82B
  • Outstanding Shares: 112,086,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.42)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,710.92

Analysts' Ratings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/26/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingReduceGBX 1,350View Rating Details
1/26/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 1,610 -> GBX 1,661View Rating Details
1/26/2017Haitong BankUpgradeBuyGBX 1,900View Rating Details
1/26/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,850View Rating Details
1/26/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 1,870View Rating Details
1/25/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,800View Rating Details
1/25/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,700View Rating Details
1/3/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,750View Rating Details
11/1/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,600View Rating Details
10/13/2016InvestecReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,550View 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
4/16/2015Cantor Fitzgerald EuropeReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,250View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/19/2015 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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $102.38 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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 History 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

Latest Headlines for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
DateHeadline
News IconAnalysts At Liberum Capital Reiterated Shire PLC (LON:SHP) As Buy (LON:SMWH)
www.graffiotech.com - February 19 at 8:52 AM
News IconPearson plc 8.6% Potential Decrease Indicated by Barclays Capital (LON:SMWH)
mundoaguaysaneamiento.net - February 19 at 8:52 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoFamous Five parodies boost WH Smith Christmas sales (LON:SMWH)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 11 at 2:52 AM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoInternational potential prompts WH Smith upgrade (LON:SMWH)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - January 27 at 3:37 AM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth - MarketWatch (LON:SMWH)
www.marketwatch.com - January 26 at 5:35 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith expects full-year profit to be slightly ahead expectations (LON:SMWH)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
trustnet.com logoWH Smith PLC (SMWH) (LON:SMWH)
www.trustnet.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith 21-week Revenue Up 2%; Sees FY Profit Growth Slightly Ahead Of Plan (LON:SMWH)
www.rttnews.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
News IconWH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth (LON:SMWH)
vgtoday.net - January 25 at 5:48 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith's profit forecast brightens after strong Christmas sales (LON:SMWH)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
ft.com logo[$$] WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth (LON:SMWH)
www.ft.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
News IconAnalysts Consensus For WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - NewsDen (LON:SMWH)
newsden.net - January 23 at 8:37 AM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SMWH-GB : January 23, 2017 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - January 23 at 8:37 AM
News IconWhat Do Analysts Think Of WH Smith (LON:SMWH) This Week? - NewsDen (LON:SMWH)
newsden.net - January 19 at 4:21 AM
News IconIs WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) Trading In The Sweet Spot? - Simply Wall St (LON:SMWH)
simplywall.st - January 16 at 1:19 PM
News IconWH Smith (LON:SMWH) New Price Targets - UK Market News (LON:SMWH)
www.ukmarketnews.co.uk - January 9 at 8:18 AM
News IconIs buying WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) for its upcoming £0.31 dividend a good choice? (LON:SMWH)
simplywall.st - January 5 at 6:42 AM
News IconWeekly Broker Update – WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - NewsDen (LON:SMWH)
newsden.net - December 31 at 1:14 AM
News IconChart of The Day: WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Plunged -0.99% on Dec 21 - Herald KS (LON:SMWH)
heraldks.com - December 22 at 2:18 AM
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vouxmagazine.com - December 20 at 2:45 PM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMWH) : December 19, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - December 20 at 2:45 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to WH Smith Plc : December 16, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - December 17 at 1:03 AM
News IconInvestor Monitor: Narrowing in on WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) - The Business Journal (LON:SMWH)
belmontbusinessjournal.com - December 16 at 4:01 AM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Upgrades – WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Stock Gets Upgraded By Deutsche Bank AG from Buy to - Market Exclusive (LON:SMWH)
marketexclusive.com - December 16 at 4:01 AM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : December 16, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - December 16 at 4:01 AM
News IconShares in Focus: WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) - The Business Journal (LON:SMWH)
belmontbusinessjournal.com - December 9 at 7:49 PM
News IconLevels in Review for WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) - The Business Journal (LON:SMWH)
belmontbusinessjournal.com - December 8 at 8:45 PM
News IconUpdate on Valuation Formula's For WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) - The Business Journal (LON:SMWH)
belmontbusinessjournal.com - December 7 at 8:33 AM
News IconStock Tracker: Looking at the Numbers for WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) - The Business Journal (LON:SMWH)
belmontbusinessjournal.com - December 6 at 8:32 AM
News IconRecent Broker Updates On WH Smith (LON:SMWH) - NewsDen (LON:SMWH)
newsden.net - December 3 at 6:53 PM
News IconWatching the Numbers for WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH) - The Business Journal (LON:SMWH)
belmontbusinessjournal.com - November 28 at 5:29 PM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : November 16, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - November 16 at 11:18 AM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended August 31, 2016 : November 16, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - November 16 at 11:18 AM
ft.com logo[$$] How Amazon made its jewellery stock rock (LON:SMWH)
www.ft.com - November 11 at 7:16 PM
publicnow.com logoPurchases of Shares During Open Periods (LON:SMWH)
www.publicnow.com - October 20 at 6:44 AM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : October 17, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 17 at 12:39 PM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoWH Smith boosted by Zoella book club sales (LON:SMWH)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - October 13 at 7:33 PM
News IconHaitong Securities Indicates Potential 6.19% Increase In Shares Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)
larampadinapoli.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith FY16 Profit Rises, Lifts Dividend; To Buy Back Up To £50 Mln Shares (LON:SMWH)
www.rttnews.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith pretax profit up 8%; hikes dividend 11% (LON:SMWH)
www.marketwatch.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFull Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open (LON:SMWH)
biz.yahoo.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM
ft.com logo[$$] WH Smith posts strongest sales performance in 14 years (LON:SMWH)
www.ft.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMWH) : October 5, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 5 at 12:25 PM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : October 4, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 4 at 12:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SMWH-GB : September 12, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - September 12 at 12:04 PM
publicnow.com logoPurchases of shares during closed periods (LON:SMWH)
www.publicnow.com - August 31 at 12:46 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to WH Smith Plc : August 24, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 24 at 7:10 PM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith sees 2016 in line on strong travel sales (LON:SMWH)
www.marketwatch.com - August 24 at 10:36 AM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith Plc: Fiscal Year Outcome To Be In Line With Expectations - Quick Facts (LON:SMWH)
www.rttnews.com - August 24 at 10:36 AM
capitalcube.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : August 23, 2016 (LON:SMWH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 23 at 11:59 AM

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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 declared a dividend on Thursday, October 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 12th will be given a dividend of GBX 30.50 per share on Thursday, February 2nd. This represents a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th. This is a positive change from WH Smith Plc's previous dividend of $13.40. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

Where is WH Smith Plc's stock going? Where will WH Smith Plc's stock price be in 2017?

12 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for WH Smith Plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 1,350 to GBX 2,000. On average, they anticipate WH Smith Plc's share price to reach GBX 1,710.92 in the next twelve months.

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 1,628.


Last Updated on 2/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff