WH Smith Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 1,859.40
+25.91 (+1.41 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:05 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: GBX 1,859.41
50-Day Range
MA: GBX 1,875.84
52-Week Range
Now: GBX 1,859.41
Volume234,140 shs
Average Volume356,933 shs
Market Capitalization£2.43 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield6.90%
WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2020, it operated 1,174 units primarily in airports, hospitals, railway stations, motorway service areas, and workplaces. The High Street segment sells stationery products, including greetings cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting products; news and impulse products, such as newspapers, magazines, confectionery, and drinks; and books. It operated 568 stores. This segment also offers its stationery, books, magazines, and gifts through whsmith.co.uk; personalized greetings cards and gifts through funkypigeon.com and funkypigeon.ie; pens through cultpens.com; and personalized stationery products through treeofhearts.co.uk and dottyaboutpaper.co.uk websites. The company was founded in 1792 and is based in Swindon, the United Kingdom.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Specialty Retail
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£1.02 billion
Cash FlowGBX 81.04 per share
Book ValueGBX 169.90 per share



Market Cap£2.43 billion
Next Earnings Date5/12/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable


Covid: WH Smith slumps to a loss as pandemic hits sales
November 12, 2020 |  finance.yahoo.com
Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?
October 21, 2020 |  finance.yahoo.com
Stock of the Week: WH Smith
September 10, 2020 |  uk.finance.yahoo.com
Pret A Manger cuts 2,800 jobs due to slump in trade
August 28, 2020 |  uk.finance.yahoo.com
Is there momentum behind the Wh Smith share price?
August 20, 2020 |  uk.finance.yahoo.com
PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Aug 6
August 5, 2020 |  finance.yahoo.com
WH Smith could cut 1,500 jobs in UK restructuring
August 5, 2020 |  uk.reuters.com
WH Smith may cut up to 1,500 jobs in UK restructuring
August 5, 2020 |  finance.yahoo.com
WH Smith may cut 1,500 jobs after sales plummet
August 5, 2020 |  finance.yahoo.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.03 out of 5 stars

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
GBX 1,859.40
+25.91 (+1.41 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:05 PM ET)
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WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Frequently Asked Questions

Is WH Smith a buy right now?

5 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WH Smith in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" WH Smith stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than WH Smith?

Wall Street analysts have given WH Smith a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but WH Smith wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is WH Smith's next earnings date?

WH Smith is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 12th 2021.
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How has WH Smith's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

WH Smith's stock was trading at GBX 1,587 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SMWH shares have increased by 17.2% and is now trading at GBX 1,859.41.
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Is WH Smith a good dividend stock?

WH Smith pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.41 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.90%. SMWH has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer.
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What price target have analysts set for SMWH?

5 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for WH Smith's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 1,080 to GBX 2,200. On average, they expect WH Smith's stock price to reach GBX 1,608.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.5%.
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Who are WH Smith's key executives?

WH Smith's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Carl D. Cowling, Group Chief Exec. & Director
  • Mr. Robert James Moorhead, CFO, COO & Exec. Director (Age 57, Pay $534k)
  • Mr. Ian Houghton, Legal Director & Company Sec.

Who are some of WH Smith's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of WH Smith own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other WH Smith investors own include Aviva (AV), Barclays (BARC), Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), Babcock International Group (BAB), Chimera Investment (CIM), Glencore (GLEN), BP (BP), Diageo (DGE), International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and Imperial Brands (IMB).

What is WH Smith's stock symbol?

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

How do I buy shares of WH Smith?

Shares of SMWH 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.
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What is WH Smith's stock price today?

One share of SMWH stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,859.41.

How much money does WH Smith make?

WH Smith has a market capitalization of £2.43 billion and generates £1.02 billion in revenue each year.

How many employees does WH Smith have?

WH Smith employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

What is WH Smith's official website?

The official website for WH Smith is www.whsmithplc.co.uk.

Where are WH Smith's headquarters?

WH Smith is headquartered at Greenbridge Road, SWINDON, SN3 3RX, United Kingdom.

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.

This page was last updated on 4/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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