Shares of WHSmith (LON:SMWH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,034 ($28.10).
SMWH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,025 ($27.98) price target on shares of WHSmith in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) price objective on shares of WHSmith in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. JPMorgan Chase raised their price objective on WHSmith from GBX 2,150 ($29.70) to GBX 2,300 ($31.78) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,100 ($29.01) price objective on shares of WHSmith in a research report on Thursday, January 25th.
SMWH stock remained flat at $GBX 1,948 ($26.91) during trading on Wednesday. WHSmith has a 1-year low of GBX 1,635 ($22.59) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,347 ($32.43).
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WHSmith Company Profile
WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retailer in convenience, books and news for travelling customers. The Company is a high street stationer, bookseller and newsagent. The Company operates through two segments: High Street and Travel. The Company’s Travel business sells its products to cater for people on the move or in need of a convenience offer.
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