DS Smith Plc (LON:SMDS) Insider Miles Roberts Sells 391,884 Shares of Stock

DS Smith Plc (LON:SMDSGet Free Report) insider Miles Roberts sold 391,884 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 306 ($3.86), for a total value of £1,199,165.04 ($1,514,479.72).

DS Smith Stock Performance

Shares of DS Smith stock opened at GBX 289.90 ($3.66) on Friday. 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 stock has a market capitalization of £4.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 805.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.03. The business has a 50-day moving average of GBX 295.43 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 306.90. DS Smith Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 238.10 ($3.01) and a 12 month high of GBX 369.10 ($4.66).

DS Smith Increases Dividend

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

Analysts Set New Price Targets

SMDS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 400 ($5.05) price target on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of DS Smith in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 420.40 ($5.31).

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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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