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WH Smith PLC is a global retailer for news, books and convenience. The Company operates through two divisions, which comprise four segments: Travel UK, North America, Rest of the World, and High Street. The Travel UK segment has a presence in a range of locations, including airports, hospitals, railway stations and motorway service areas across the United Kingdom. It offers a range of products, including books and magazines, health and beauty products, souvenirs, digital accessories and food and drink options for travelers. It operates over 590 stores in travel locations and hospitals in the United Kingdom. It sells a range of products in categories, such as Stationery (including greeting cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting), News and Impulse (including newspapers, magazines, confectionery and drinks) and Books on high streets. WHSmith High Street includes its online businesses, online personalized greeting cards site, personalized stationery sites and others.
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As of Today at 01:24 UTC, shares in WH Smith are trading at 1,507.00p. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.
Shares in WH Smith last closed at 1,507.00p and the price had moved by +8.5% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength the WH Smith share price has outperformed the FTSE All Share Index by +5.04% over the past year.
The overall consensus recommendation for WH Smith is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.
The WH Smith dividend yield is 0.54% based on the trailing twelve month period.
Last year, WH Smith paid a total dividend of £0.08, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 0.54%.Looking ahead, the next dividend pay date is 2023-08-03.
We do not have data on when WH Smith is to next pay dividends. The historic dividend yield on WH Smith shares is currently 0.54%.
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As of the previous close price of 1,507.00p, shares in WH Smith had a market capitalisation of £1.97bn.
Here are the trading details for WH Smith:
- Country of listing: United Kingdom
- Exchange: LSE
- Ticker Symbol: SMWH
Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum WH Smith is currently classified as a Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.
The analyst consensus target price for shares in WH Smith is 2,000.77p. That is 32.77% above the last closing price of 1,507.00p.
Analysts covering WH Smith currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of £0.79 for the next financial year.
An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like WH Smith. Over the past six months, its share price has underperformed the FTSE All Share Index by -3.76%.
As of the last closing price of 1,507.00p, shares in WH Smith were trading +0.14% higher than their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.
The WH Smith PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 16.45. The shares last closed at 1,507.00p.
The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.
The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.
WH Smith's management team is headed by:
- Carl Cowling - CEO
- Robert Moorhead - CFO
- Ian Houghton - SEC
- Marion Sears - NED
- Kal Atwal - NID
- Nicky Dulieu - NID
- Simon Emeny - NID
- Maurice Thompson - NID