UBS Group reissued their neutral rating on shares of DS Smith (LON:SMDS) in a report published on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Numis Securities reiterated an add rating on shares of DS Smith in a report on Friday, June 14th. BNP Paribas downgraded DS Smith to an underperform rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 340 ($4.44) to GBX 300 ($3.92) in a report on Monday, June 17th. Bank of America reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 450 ($5.88) price target on shares of DS Smith in a report on Tuesday, July 16th. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating on shares of DS Smith in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Finally, Berenberg Bank lowered their target price on DS Smith from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 480 ($6.27) and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 407.50 ($5.32).

Shares of LON SMDS opened at GBX 332.60 ($4.35) on Monday. DS Smith has a 12-month low of GBX 286.20 ($3.74) and a 12-month high of GBX 514.20 ($6.72). The company has a market cap of $4.56 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.15. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 88.50. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 349.45 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 344.94.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of GBX 11 ($0.14) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 3rd. This is an increase from DS Smith’s previous dividend of $5.20. This represents a dividend yield of 3.05%. DS Smith’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.78%.

About DS Smith

DS Smith Plc designs and manufactures corrugated packaging and plastic packaging for consumer goods. It provides transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, industrial, hazardous, multi-material, inserts and cushioning, and electrostatic discharge packaging products, as well as wrap arounds, trays, and bag-in-boxes; displays and promotional packaging products; corrugated pallets; Sheetfeeding products; packaging machine systems; and Sizzlepak, a stuffing material made of paper, folded in a zigzag shape, and cut into narrow strips, as well as provides packaging consultancy services.

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