Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Smith (ds) Plc LSE:SMDS London Ordinary Share GB0008220112 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -10.70p -2.97% 350.10p 11,867,595 16:35:20
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
352.20p 352.40p 360.00p 349.30p 360.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Industrials 6,171.00 350.00 20.60 17.0 4,823.2

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Smith (ds) Daily Update: Smith (ds) Plc is listed in the General Industrials sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SMDS. The last closing price for Smith (ds) was 360.80p.
Smith (ds) Plc has a 4 week average price of 310.20p and a 12 week average price of 310.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 580.20p while the 1 year low share price is currently 286.20p.
There are currently 1,377,652,787 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 7,000,733 shares. The market capitalisation of Smith (ds) Plc is £4,823,162,407.29.
erogenous jones: Not necessarily here, your lordship, but generally in many FTSE companies. IMB is one where I think it might be fair to suggest that in disposing of his stake it basically wiped around 300p off the share price. Of course, if his funds are under the 3% mark, then they will not feature on the company register, but it rather depends on how the money is actually spread on the holdings that seem intertwined in funds under his management. EDIT - there are also those funds which are not under his management that have a holding interest in some under his wing - they will come under pressure for their own liquidity and might impact on where bargains are executed as well as which sectors are in focus. Anyway, good to note that the FCA are counting the bodies rather than doing anything about preventing such messiness
togglebrush: FWIW____Press Extract "Hedge funds have taken aim at cardboard box maker DS Smith ahead of the publication of its annual results next week, betting that a recent slump in its shares will drag on. About 4pc of the FTSE 100 giant’s shares are now on loan to short sellers including Citadel Europe, Coltrane Asset Management and Marshall Wace, up from less than 0.5pc in December. The combined short position is worth roughly £180m, based on Friday’s share price."
gabsterx: Share price falling on strong fundamentals is the best thing that can happen, time to back up the truck and load up on cheap shares!
alotto: Mark I think the market is becoming more conscious around packaging, sustainability etc. My feeling is that the whole industry is being hit as there will be a reduction with the use of (necessary)packaging material, especially is not recyclable/recycled, resource-intensive for its manufacture, etc. DS Smith sold its plastic division and invested in eco-friendly processes for the manufacture of their packaging materials. I wouldn't be that confident shorting DS Smith, considering that the share price has fallen considerably since the latest highs. However I would get rather nervous below 300p, that is where I would set my stop losses.
moorsie2: I think the market was expecting more for the sale (or were led to believe more for the sale) . Also Europac and Interstate acquisitions done at the top of the paper cycle which always means over paying... Compelling case for this to trail the sector and come back to an average valuation for the sector. I would wager a lower share price by end of the week than what it started....
nav_mike: Good update - share price reaction may depend on what the city had pencilled in for proceeds of the plastics division sale £450m seems decent given the asset value and profits of the division
moorsie2: To pay 2bn euros for Europac is insanity.... this is what is damaging your share price. Rumour has it SMDS refused to pay 900m for it less than 2 years ago... seems like the CEO was too eager to grab market share and made the mistake of over paying based on multiply earnings at the upper end of a cycle
opistewart: Another good day for DS Smith shareholders !! Investors were asked to cough up one billion to fund Europac acquisition ,since then CEO Roberts has precidded over 1.5 billion being wiped off the value of the company . 4/5 months over 30% wiped off the share price . Roberts strategy is questionable as is his ability to deliver , Time for a change at the top .
typo56: Dogwalker. It may seem unfair but... 1) Short term the dividend income will normally be offset by the capital loss as the share price falls to reflect the ex-div. Therefore, if the divi were bigger, the price drop would be bigger. 2) The dividend value will be reflected in the price of the nil paid shares. i.e. without the dividend, once they go ex rights the nil paid shares would normally track about 359.8p below SMDS (350p exercise price plus the 9.8p dividend they wouldn't be entitled to). In this case they should track about 350p below. In other words, should you wish to sell the nil paids or let them laspe, you'll be receiving 9.8p per nil paid share more for them than you would if they didn't have the dividend entitlement (it effectively adds 3/11 * 9.8p to your dividend per SMDS). Therefore, overall, I don't think you're as hard done by as may first appear.
gettingrichslow: Ali47fish, what advantage would it give? You're not buying the shares 'on the cheap'. If you were, who do you think is subsidising it?? Google 'how do rights issues work' and you will see what I mean. The reason the RI price is lower than the current share price is purely because if the share price drifted lower than the RI price then no-one would take up the offer. That is all. You are not getting them at some sort of 'bargain price'. That is why many people choose not to take up the offer!
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