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WH Smith PLC WHTPF Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 24, 2023, 11:32 AM EST | USD
  • Last Close 19.01
  • Sector Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry Specialty Retail
  • Investment Style Small Growth
  • Day Range 19.01  –  19.02
  • Year Range 12.38  –  19.02
  • Market Cap 2.4886 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 203.0 /  1,552.0
  • Price / Sales 1.23
  • Price / Book 6.58
  • Forward Div Yield 1.12%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.48%

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Key Statistics WHTPF

Company Profile WHTPF

Business Description

WH Smith PLC is a U.K. retailer selling a wide range of products. Its two core business segments are travel and high street. WHSmith's travel stores offer products such as food, drink, publications, books, and confectionery to travelers. This segment operates primarily in airports, railway stations, hospitals, and workplaces across Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and India. The high street segment operates stores in the United Kingdom, primarily on the U.K. high street. The high street segment sells products into the following categories: stationery, books, newspapers, magazines, and confectionery. WH Smith also has an online retail business that sells a range of books, stationery, magazines, and gifts through its websites.

Greenbridge Road
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 3RX, GBR
Industry Specialty Retail
Employees 14,019

Competitors & Peers WHTPF

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FAQs for WH Smith PLC Stock

Yes. WHTPF has a forward dividend yield of 0.59%. See WHTPF’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
Dividend yield allows investors, particularly those interested in dividend-paying stocks, to compare the relationship between a stock’s price and how it rewards stockholders through dividends. The formula for calculating dividend yield is to divide the annual dividend paid per share by the stock price.

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WHTPF’s market cap is 2.49 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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WHTPF’s stock style is Small Growth.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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WHTPF’s price/sales is 1.26.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

WHTPF’s price/forward earnings is 31.06.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

WHTPF’s price/book is 6.79.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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WHTPF’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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