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Share Price:
Down 1,710.00p
Change Today:
-10.00p
Market Cap:
2,238.49m
Sector:
General Retailers

RBC Capital downgrades Dixons, upgrades WHSmith

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 16 Apr 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - RBC Capital Markets downgraded Dixons Carphone on Friday after a recent strong run, but upgraded its stance on shares of WHSmith.

The bank cut Dixons to 'sector perform' from 'outperform', maintaining the price target at 150p.

"We expect Dixons Carphone to consolidate its market leading position in electricals and to manage down its losses in mobile," RBC said. "However tougher comps and potential macro headwinds are ahead, and following a good run by the shares we now think they are closer to fair value."

The bank upgraded WHSmith to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and lifted the price target to 2,200p from 2,100p as it argued the retailer's international markets are providing an encouraging precedent for a recovery in UK travel demand.

RBC said it expects WHSmith's relative position to strengthen after the pandemic.

"Meanwhile WHSmith's High Street business is proving more resilient than we expected, helped by the high-growth Funky Pigeon business," it added.

At 1035 BST, Dixons shares were down 1.4% at 143.50p, while WHSmith shares were up 4.5% at 1,915p.

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WH Smith Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 1,710.00p
Change Today -10.00p
52 Week High 2,016.00p
52 Week Low 829.50p
Volume 348,750
Shares Issued 130.91m
Market Cap 2,238.49m
Beta 0.05

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What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 7
Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 11
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WH Smith Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 09-Jan-20 11-Jul-19
Paid 30-Jan-20 01-Aug-19
Amount 41.00p 17.20p

Trades for 13-May-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:49 3,947 @ 1,669.48p
16:40 35,000 @ 1,709.75p
16:35 926 @ 1,710.00p
16:35 996 @ 1,710.00p
16:35 1,465 @ 1,710.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton