DS Smith (LON:SMDS) Stock Price Crosses Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $305.40

Shares of DS Smith Plc (LON:SMDSGet Free Report) crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of GBX 305.40 ($3.82) and traded as high as GBX 309.20 ($3.87). DS Smith shares last traded at GBX 295.20 ($3.69), with a volume of 12,936,807 shares.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of analysts have recently commented on SMDS shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of DS Smith in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 400 ($5.01) target price on shares of DS Smith in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, According to data from MarketBeat, DS Smith currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 420.40 ($5.26).

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DS Smith Stock Up 0.4 %

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 firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 296.72 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 305.17. The stock has a market capitalization of £4.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 820.00, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.01.

DS Smith Increases Dividend

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

Insider Buying and Selling

In other news, insider Eric Olsen purchased 26,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 26th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 267 ($3.34) per share, for a total transaction of £69,420 ($86,872.73). In related news, insider Miles Roberts sold 391,884 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 306 ($3.83), for a total transaction of £1,199,165.04 ($1,500,644.53). Also, insider Eric Olsen purchased 26,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 267 ($3.34) per share, with a total value of £69,420 ($86,872.73). 3.85% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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