WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH – Get Rating) shares have been assigned a consensus “Buy” rating by the seven rating agencies covering the stock, reports MarketBeat.com. Seven investment analysts have given the stock a buy rating. The average 1-year target price from analysts who have covered the stock for the past year is GBX2,074.29 ($25.06).

A number of equity analysts have issued reports on SMWH stock. Barclays reaffirmed its overweight rating and price target of GBX2,180 ($26.34) for shares of WH Smith in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reiterated a “buy” rating and price target of GBX 1,840 ($22.23) on shares of WH Smith in a report on Thursday, September 8th.

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Insider buying and selling at WH Smith

In related news, on Thursday, September 8, insider Annette Court acquired 3,000 shares of WH Smith in a transaction. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX1,393 ($16.83) per share for a total transaction of £41,790 ($50,495.41).

WH Smith course performance

WH Smith’s stock opened at GBX 1,196.50 ($14.46) on Monday. The company has a leverage of 423.56, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a current ratio of 0.81. WH Smith has a 52-week low of GBX 1,165 ($14.08) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,770 ($21.39). The stock has a market cap of £1.57 billion and a P/E of -44.81. The stock has a fifty-day moving average of GBX1,417.91 and a 200-day moving average of GBX1,452.77.

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About WH Smith

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WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the UK and internationally. It operates through two segments, Travel and High Street. The travel segment offers news, books and convenience for traveling customers. As of August 31, 2021, the company operated 1,166 units primarily in airports, hospitals, train stations, highway rest stops and workplaces.

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Analyst Recommendations for WH Smith (LON:SMWH)

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