|Bid price||173.25||Open price||175.25|
|Ask price||174.50||Prev close||174.50|
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|Activites||WHSmith, one of the UK's leading retail groups, is made up of two core businesses - WHSmith Retail and WHSmith News. WHSmith Retail aims to be Britain's most popular bookseller, stationer and newsagent and WHSmith News aims to be the best performing wholesaler for publishers and retailers.||Index||n/a|
|Latest Share Price (p)||173.88||Net Gearing (%)||116.19|
|Market Capitalisation (£m)||398.27||Gross Gearing (%)||119.69|
|Shares in issue (m)||188.98||Debt Ratio||1,048.33|
|P/E Ratio||12.33||Debt-to-Equity Ratio||0.18|
|Total dividends per share (p)||9.30||Assets / Equity Ratio||-5.08|
|Dividend Yield (%)||4.41||Price to book value||-7.00|
|Dividend cover (x)||1.73||ROCE||0.16|
|Earning per share (p)||17.10||EPS Growth (%)||12.50|
|52 week high / low||247.75 / 145.50||DPS Growth (%)||8.14|
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FTSE indices plunged today with investors scattering as tensions between Ukraine and Russia spiked, with worries over slowing Chinese factory activity also acting as ballast. Approaching the close, the FTSE 100 was down 105.87 points, or 1.55%, to 6703.83. The FTSE 250 lost 354.39 points, or...
FTSE indices were down late this morning as the market took fright at escalating tensions in Ukraine and slowing factory activity in China, with investors searching out safe-haven deals. Approaching midday the FTSE 100 was down 115.83 points, or 1.7%, to 6693.87, while the FTSE 250 lost 354...
Smiths News expects its H1 underlying profit to be in line with the prior same period, but warned that actual profits would be below those of last year. "The ongoing mix of lower margin categories, price competiveness and delays in realising the benefits from investments to drive long term...
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I bought into these on January 3rd for the dividend. Probably boring to a lot on investors, but with a yield of 9.3%, they are worth a look for income seekers. Company Website Recent Broker notes BarChart Indicators
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