|Bid||1,917.00 x 122500|
|Ask||1,921.00 x 80200|
|Day's range||1,916.00 - 1,934.00|
|52-week range||1,678.00 - 2,222.00|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.57|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.81|
|Earnings date||9 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.34 (1.68%)|
|1y target est||2,135.00|
Here's a FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) company that came out badly in the latest Which? consumer survey. Read on to see why I prefer it to another unloved name.
The company said the current managing director of the company's high street business, Carl Cowling, would replace Clarke as part of a long-term succession plan. WH Smith shares have nearly tripled in value in the six years that Clarke has been at the helm as he sharpened focus in a network of airport, train station and workplace kiosks which have fared better than a crumbling British high street. WH Smith has been investing in growing its footprint of stores and also stepped up its efforts to expand internationally.
WH Smith Plc Chief Executive Officer Stephen Clarke has decided to step down, the British books, stationary and newspaper chain said on Tuesday as it reported a rise in third-quarter sales. The company, ...
The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) is leading a pack of bidders for Graze amid transatlantic interest in a takeover of the snack-food brand. Sky News has learnt that Unilever is close to securing a period of exclusivity within which to finalise the purchase of Graze's parent company, ND1T Limited. Sources said that a deal with Unilever was not certain, with other suitors including Kellogg (Hamburg: 944624.HM - news) and Pepsico (NYSE: PEP - news) also having shown serious interest in recent months.
Retail staff will be trained to improve children's language skills while fitting them for shoes. Some 6,500 Clarks staff will be trained to develop children's vocabulary and help build their confidence in social situations. The company, whose initiative is part of a government scheme to improve early language skills, will pay for the training.
Britain's opposition Labour Party is "highly likely" next week to back an amendment by lawmaker Yvette Cooper that could prevent a no-deal Brexit, John McDonnell, the party's number two, said ...
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There is no greater compliment that can be paid to a chief executive than for the share price of the company they lead to sink on news of their departure. Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) of the company fell by more than 7% on Wednesday morning on news that Ms Swann will step down at the end of May next year after what will by then have been five-and-a-half years in the job. The reaction reflects not only that the news has come as a shock to investors - Ms Swann is aged just 53, a comparatively youthful age for an outgoing chief executive - but also confirms the esteem in which she is held by them, having successfully run two leading British companies during the last 15 years.
Once upon a time, WH Smith (LSE: SMWH.L - news) was one of the most acquisitive players on the high street. The UK's largest book, magazine and newspaper retailer spent most of the 1970s and 1980s buying up other businesses, including the stationery retailer Paperchase, the music retailer Our Price, the rival bookselling chain Waterstones and a half-share in Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Megastores. WH Smith offloaded its entire publishing business just five years later as its then chief executive, Kate Swann, focused on stripping down the business to its core competence of high street and airport newsagents and bookshops and demerging its news distribution arm into a separate company.
Jacksonville-based InMotion operates 114 stores across 43 airports in the United States, selling products ranging from headphones and earbuds to portable speakers and action cameras. WH Smith said in a statement announcing the purchase that it expects the deal to be cash flow accretive and will have no impact on plans announced earlier this month to buy back 50 million pounds worth of shares. WH Smith’s huge "Travel" network of airport, train station and workplace kiosks has fared better than a crumbling UK high street, helped by a boom in air travel, and now has 286 units outside its home market.
UK shares fell to their lowest since April as a global rout on equity markets caused by fears of fast-rising rates and risk aversion amid a burst of volatility took its toll in Europe after hitting Asia ...
WH Smith's shares were 8.5 percent lower at 1,859 pence by 0745 GMT, one of the worst performers on London's midcap index (.FTMC). WH Smith, which operates 867 travel outlets and 607 high street stores in Britain, said it would wind down its franchised convenience store arm WHSmith Local and its Cardmarket chain, as well as closing about six high street stores and restructure some other operations. RBC analyst Richard Chamberlain said WH Smith's shares would receive a boost if the firm split its travel and high street businesses.
Shares in WH Smith fell more than 8 percent on Thursday after the books, newspaper and stationery retailer said it would close six high street stores and a franchisee initiative as part of a restructuring ...
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