WH Smith

SMWH: 1,774.00 -14.00 (-0.78%) delayed: 19 Oct 2018, 14:40

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Bid Price 1,773.00 High Price 1,796.00
Ask Price 1,775.00 Low Price 1,762.00
Open Price 1,772.00 Spread 0.11%
Prev Close 1,788.00 Volume 95,750

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WH Smith Share Price Information

Name WH Smith
Epic SMWH
Sector General Retailers
ISIN GB00B2PDGW16
Activites WH Smith PLC is one of the UK's leading retail groups. WHSmith PLC has 565 high street stores and 490 travel outlets at airport, train station, hospital, workplace and motorway service area locations primarily in the UK, as at 31 August 2009. WHSmith Direct - www.whsmith.co.uk - serves customers on the internet 24 hours a day. WHSmith High Street sells a wide range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, books and impulse products, as well as a range of entertainment products. WHSmith Travel sells a tailored range of Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Confectionery products for people on the move and a broader convenience range in hospitals and workplaces.
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Latest Share Price (p) 1,774.00 Net Gearing (%) 51.33
Market Capitalisation (£m) 1,950.86 Gross Gearing (%) 59.85
Shares in issue (m) 109.11 Debt Ratio 12.03
P/E Ratio 18.04 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.09
Total dividends per share (p) 54.10 Assets / Equity Ratio 2.49
Dividend Yield (%) 3.03 Price to book value 9.20
Dividend Cover 1.83 ROCE (%) 55.60
Earning per share (p) 99.10 EPS Growth (%) -5.17
52-week high / low (p) 2,347.00 / 1,748.00 DPS Growth (%) 12.24

WH Smith Broker Views

Date Broker Recommendation Price Old Target Price New Target Price Notes
16 Oct RBC Capital Markets Outperform 1,766.00 2,300.00 - Unchanged
12 Oct JP Morgan Cazenove Overweight 1,766.00 2,300.00 - Retains
12 Oct Barclays Capital Overweight 1,766.00 2,270.00 - Reiterates
30 Aug Peel Hunt Hold 1,766.00 1,950.00 - Reiterates
09 Jul RBC Capital Markets Top pick 1,766.00 - - Upgrades
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WH Smith Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
25 Oct 2017 Robert Moorhead Sell 25,000 @ 2,034.74p £508,683.75
25 Oct 2017 Robert Moorhead Sale Post-Exercise 89,306 @ 2,034.74p £1,817,144.90
25 Oct 2017 Stephen Clarke Sale Post-Exercise 125,240 @ 2,034.74p £2,548,302.11
25 Oct 2017 Robert Moorhead Exercise 89,306 @ 0.00p £0.00
25 Oct 2017 Stephen Clarke Exercise 125,240 @ 0.00p £0.00
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