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

GBX 2,184 -4.00 (-0.18 %)
(As of 12/15/2017 04:00 PM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 2,184
Today's RangeGBX 2,162 - GBX 2,214
52-Week RangeGBX 1,445 - GBX 2,224
Volume574,691 shs
Average Volume332,766 shs
Market Capitalization£2.41 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About WH Smith (LON:SMWH)

WH Smith 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Book & Magazine Retailers
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorCyclical Consumer Goods & Services
SymbolLON:SMWH
CUSIPN/A
Phone+44-1793-616161

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A

Profitability

Trailing EPSGBX 1.04
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins7.95%
Return on Equity52.22%
Return on Assets19.41%

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares110,500,000

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is WH Smith's stock symbol?

WH Smith trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMWH."

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

WH Smith declared 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 dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This is a positive change from WH Smith's previous dividend of $14.60. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View WH Smith's Dividend History.

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

10 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for WH Smith's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 1,661 to GBX 2,300. On average, they expect WH Smith's stock price to reach GBX 1,993.10 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for WH Smith.

Who are some of WH Smith's key competitors?

Who are WH Smith's key executives?

WH Smith'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 stock?

Shares of WH Smith 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's stock price today?

One share of WH Smith stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 2,184.

How big of a company is WH Smith?

WH Smith has a market capitalization of £2.41 billion.

How can I contact WH Smith?

WH Smith'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 (SMWH)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  268 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  322 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  590
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WH Smith 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

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 2.452.452.422.54
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
6 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
6 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
5 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
4 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,957.36GBX 1,923.27GBX 1,795.92GBX 1,802.38

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for WH Smith (LON:SMWH)

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/8/2017Deutsche BankBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 1,950 -> GBX 2,025View Rating Details
12/5/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,850View Rating Details
11/28/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,300View Rating Details
11/7/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,270View Rating Details
10/27/2017Numis SecuritiesUpgradeHoldGBX 1,975View Rating Details
10/13/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 1,950 -> GBX 2,150View Rating Details
8/25/2017InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,100View 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
11/1/2016CitigroupReiterated 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
(Data available from 12/16/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WH Smith (LON:SMWH)


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Estimates

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Earnings Estimates

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Dividends

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Dividend History by Quarter

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

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

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

WH Smith (LON SMWH) Insider Trades by Quarter

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

WH Smith (LON SMWH) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Interested In WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)? Here’s What Its Recent Track-Record Looks LikeInterested In WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)? Here’s What Its Recent Track-Record Looks Like
finance.yahoo.com - December 13 at 11:30 AM
WH Smiths (SMWH) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Peel HuntWH Smith's (SMWH) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 10 at 10:46 PM
Deutsche Bank Increases WH Smith (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 2,025Deutsche Bank Increases WH Smith (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 2,025
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 9 at 12:40 AM
WH Smith to buy back £25 million in sharesWH Smith to buy back £25 million in shares
www.marketwatch.com - December 8 at 3:51 PM
WH Smith (SMWH) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Royal Bank Of CanadaWH Smith (SMWH) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 29 at 12:04 AM
WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from BrokeragesWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 23 at 5:46 PM
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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