DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) declared a dividend on Friday, December 7th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 4.90 ($0.07) per share on Tuesday, May 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Shares of LON:SMDS opened at GBX 470.60 ($6.50) on Friday. DS Smith has a 12-month low of GBX 5.26 ($0.07) and a 12-month high of GBX 565 ($7.81).
Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 530 ($7.32) target price on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Friday, December 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on DS Smith from GBX 570 ($7.88) to GBX 600 ($8.29) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Goldman Sachs reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 525 ($7.25) target price on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 530 ($7.32) target price on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. DS Smith presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 546.63 ($7.55).
DS Smith Plc is a provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and plastic packaging across the world. The Company’s segments include UK, Western Europe, DCH and Northern Europe, Central Europe and Italy, and Plastics. The Company designs and manufactures plastic bags and taps and fitments for use in bag-in-box packaging for liquids.
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