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LON:SMWHWH Smith Share Price, Forecast & News

GBX 1,314
+141.00 (+12.02 %)
(As of 06/5/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: GBX 1,314
50-Day Range
MA: GBX 1,055.13
52-Week Range
Now: GBX 1,314
Volume1.20 million shs
Average Volume316,134 shs
Market Capitalization£1.72 billion
P/E Ratio14.38
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, 2018, it operated 867 units primarily in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals, 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. As of August 31, 2018, it operated 607 stores. This segment also offers its stationery, books, magazines, and gifts through whsmith.co.uk; and its online personalized greetings cards and gifts through funkypigeon.com and funkypigeon.ie, as well as pens through cultpens.com. The company was founded in 1792 and is based in Swindon, the United Kingdom.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.05 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Specialty Retail



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£1.45 billion
Cash FlowGBX 52.57 per share
Book ValueGBX 315 per share



Market Cap£1.72 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable

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WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Frequently Asked Questions

How has WH Smith's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

WH Smith's stock was trading at GBX 1,587 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SMWH stock has decreased by 17.2% and is now trading at GBX 1,314. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of WH Smith?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WH Smith in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for WH Smith.

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

WH Smith announced a dividend on Thursday, October 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 9th will be given a dividend of GBX 41 per share on Thursday, January 30th. This represents a yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 9th. This is a positive change from WH Smith's previous dividend of GBX 17.20. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View WH Smith's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for SMWH?

8 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for WH Smith's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 770 to GBX 2,950. On average, they expect WH Smith's stock price to reach GBX 1,831.43 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 39.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for WH Smith.

Has WH Smith been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about SMWH stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. WH Smith earned a coverage optimism score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutWH Smith.

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 CHIMERA INVT CO/SH NEW (CIM), Aviva (AV), Imperial Brands (IMB), Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), Babcock International Group (BAB), Connect Group (CNCT), Diageo (DGE), STV Group (STVG), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Barclays (BARC).

Who are WH Smith's key executives?

WH Smith's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen Clarke, Group Chief Exec. & Exec. Director
  • Mr. Robert Moorhead, CFO, COO & Exec. Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Ian Houghton, Legal Director & Company Sec.
  • Mr. Carl Cowling, MD of High Street Bus. & Exec. Director

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.

What is WH Smith's stock price today?

One share of SMWH stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,314.

How big of a company is WH Smith?

WH Smith has a market capitalization of £1.72 billion and generates £1.45 billion in revenue each year. WH Smith employs 13,296 workers across the globe.

What is WH Smith's official website?

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

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 6/6/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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