• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,944.17
  • Forecasted Upside: 34.78 %
  • Number of Analysts: 6
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
GBX 1,442.50
▲ +35.5 (2.52%)

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Analyst Price Target for SMWH

Analyst Price Target is GBX 1,944.17
▲ +34.78% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 6 analysts offering 12 month price targets for WH Smith in the last 3 months. The average price target is GBX 1,944.17, with a high forecast of GBX 2,300 and a low forecast of GBX 1,390. The average price target represents a 34.78% upside from the last price of GBX 1,442.50.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 6 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in WH Smith. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
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6/12/2021
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9/10/2021
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12/9/2021
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3/9/2022
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6/7/2022
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9/5/2022
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11/4/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
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12/4/2022

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/28/2022Berenberg BankBoost TargetBuyGBX 1,900 ➝ GBX 2,000
11/11/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 1,930 ➝ GBX 1,900
11/11/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweightGBX 2,180 ➝ GBX 1,975
10/20/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetBuyGBX 1,840 ➝ GBX 1,390
9/8/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,840
8/9/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,180
6/16/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,180
5/30/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
5/18/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeOverweightGBX 1,760 ➝ GBX 1,900
5/16/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
5/3/2022Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,900
5/3/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
4/20/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,840
4/11/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
3/24/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
2/23/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
2/15/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
2/8/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuy
1/31/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,100
1/20/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetNeutralGBX 1,741 ➝ GBX 1,737
1/19/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,180
1/19/2022Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,300
1/17/2022Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,900
1/5/2022Berenberg BankUpgradeBuyGBX 1,750 ➝ GBX 1,900
11/16/2021Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,750
11/12/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,840
11/11/2021BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,180
11/11/2021Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,300
11/11/2021Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,300
10/14/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,564
9/2/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetNeutralGBX 1,795 ➝ GBX 1,564
9/2/2021BarclaysLower TargetOverweightGBX 2,200 ➝ GBX 2,180
4/16/2021Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeOutperformGBX 2,100 ➝ GBX 2,200
1/21/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 1,620 ➝ GBX 1,618
1/21/2021BarclaysReiterated RatingNeutral
8/6/2020CitigroupLower TargetNeutralGBX 1,280 ➝ GBX 1,080
6/29/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
6/25/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweightGBX 1,535
6/18/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
6/8/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 1,250 ➝ GBX 1,400
5/29/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
5/19/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 1,500 ➝ GBX 1,250
5/14/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
5/8/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
4/20/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 1,800 ➝ GBX 1,500
4/15/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 2,210 ➝ GBX 1,800
4/9/2020HSBCReiterated RatingBuy
4/7/2020CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutral
4/6/2020Peel HuntLower TargetBuyGBX 2,500 ➝ GBX 2,000
3/19/2020CitigroupLower TargetNeutralGBX 2,570 ➝ GBX 770
3/16/2020BarclaysLower TargetOverweightGBX 2,705 ➝ GBX 1,500
3/13/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 2,750 ➝ GBX 2,210
3/12/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,000 ➝ GBX 2,500
3/10/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,750 ➝ GBX 2,000
3/6/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
3/3/2020HSBCBoost TargetBuyGBX 2,810 ➝ GBX 2,950
2/27/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
2/13/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
2/7/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight
2/5/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
1/30/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight
1/20/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
1/14/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,600 ➝ GBX 2,750
1/6/2020Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
12/19/2019HSBCBoost TargetBuyGBX 2,500 ➝ GBX 3,000
12/17/2019CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 2,570
12/3/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
11/19/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,400 ➝ GBX 2,600
11/12/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
10/17/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,550
10/14/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,550
10/11/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingSell
10/4/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
8/28/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,550
8/28/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,550
5/22/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingSellGBX 1,675 ➝ GBX 1,800
5/20/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
4/17/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,400 ➝ GBX 2,500
4/12/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingSell
4/12/2019BarclaysBoost TargetOverweightGBX 2,100 ➝ GBX 2,215
4/12/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 2,300 ➝ GBX 2,450
4/8/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,500 ➝ GBX 2,550
4/2/2019Peel HuntBoost TargetBuyGBX 2,100 ➝ GBX 2,500
3/27/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
2/12/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,300 ➝ GBX 2,400
1/23/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
1/15/2019BarclaysLower TargetOverweightGBX 2,270 ➝ GBX 2,100
1/4/2019Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuy
10/31/2018Peel HuntUpgradeBuyGBX 1,950 ➝ GBX 2,100
10/30/2018Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,950
10/16/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform
10/12/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight
10/12/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 2,300
8/30/2018Peel HuntReiterated RatingHold
7/9/2018Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeTop pick
6/7/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,050
6/6/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight
6/6/2018Peel HuntReiterated RatingHold
4/27/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,300
4/13/2018Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,100
4/12/2018Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,850
4/11/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 2,300
1/25/2018Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,100
1/25/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,025
1/25/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 2,150 ➝ GBX 2,300
1/24/2018Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,850
1/2/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,025
12/8/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHoldGBX 1,950 ➝ GBX 2,025
12/5/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,850
(Data available from 12/4/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.49 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 2 very positive mentions
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5/8/2022
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6/7/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
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7/7/2022
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8/6/2022
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9/5/2022
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10/5/2022
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11/4/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
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  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
12/4/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
WH Smith logo
WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2021, it operated 1, 166 units primarily in airports, hospitals, railway stations, motorway service areas, and workplaces. The High Street segment sells stationery products, including greetings cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting products; news and impulse products, such as newspapers, magazines, confectionery, and drinks; and books. It operated 544 stores. This segment also offers its stationery, books, magazines, and gifts through whsmith.co.uk; personalized greetings cards and gifts through funkypigeon.com; pens through cultpens.com; and personalized stationery products through treeofhearts.co.uk and dottyaboutpaper.co.uk websites. The company was founded in 1792 and is based in Swindon, the United Kingdom.
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Today's Range

Now: GBX 1,442.50
Low: 1,404
High: 1,443.50

50 Day Range

MA: GBX 1,274.78
Low: 1,132.50
High: 1,422.54

52 Week Range

Now: GBX 1,442.50
Low: 13.59
High: 1,730

Volume

172,249 shs

Average Volume

301,262 shs

Market Capitalization

£1.89 billion

P/E Ratio

4,006.94

Dividend Yield

0.65%

Beta

N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of WH Smith?

The following Wall Street analysts have issued stock ratings on WH Smith in the last twelve months: Barclays PLC, Berenberg Bank, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Peel Hunt, and Royal Bank of Canada.
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What is the current price target for WH Smith?

6 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for WH Smith in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 1,944.17, suggesting a possible upside of 34.8%. Peel Hunt has the highest price target set, predicting SMWH will reach GBX 2,300 in the next twelve months. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of GBX 1,390 for WH Smith in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for WH Smith?

WH Smith currently has 6 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe SMWH will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of WH Smith.
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How do I contact WH Smith's investor relations team?

WH Smith's physical mailing address is Greenbridge Road, SWINDON, SN3 3RX, United Kingdom. The company's listed phone number is +44-1793-616161. The official website for WH Smith is www.whsmithplc.co.uk. Learn More about contacing WH Smith investor relations.