DS Smith (LON:SMDS) Stock Passes Above 200-Day Moving Average of $308.71

DS Smith Plc (LON:SMDSGet Free Report)’s share price crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of GBX 308.71 ($3.89) and traded as high as GBX 314.17 ($3.96). DS Smith shares last traded at GBX 312.90 ($3.94), with a volume of 1,470,175 shares.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages have weighed in on SMDS. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 400 ($5.04) price objective on shares of DS Smith in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of DS Smith in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Based on data from MarketBeat, DS Smith currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 420.40 ($5.30).

Read Our Latest Stock Analysis on SMDS

DS Smith Price Performance

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 52.46, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.59. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 291.29 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 308.71. The firm has a market capitalization of £4.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 869.17, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.03.

DS Smith Increases Dividend

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of GBX 12 ($0.15) per share. This is a boost from DS Smith’s previous dividend of $6.00. This represents a dividend yield of 4.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. DS Smith’s dividend payout ratio is 5,000.00%.

Insider Activity

In related news, insider Eric Olsen purchased 26,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 267 ($3.37) per share, with a total value of £69,420 ($87,507.88). 3.85% of the stock is owned by insiders.

DS Smith Company Profile

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DS Smith Plc provides packaging solutions, paper products, and recycling services worldwide. The company offers transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, heavy duty, fiber base pallets, automotive standard, multi-material, dangerous goods, and e-commerce packaging, as well as packaging for food and drinks, health and beauty, apparel and footwear, home and DIY, and consumer electronics.

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