WPP plc American Depositary Shares Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:WPP)

$91.77 2.14 (2.39 %)
(As of 12/12/2017 08:53 AM ET)
Previous Close$89.63
Today's Range$91.49 - $92.69
52-Week Range$82.44 - $119.12
Volume244,200 shs
Average Volume152,380 shs
Market Capitalization$22.65 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield4.30%
Beta1.17

About WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP)

WPP plc American Depositary Shares logoWPP PLC is a parent company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of communications and marketing services worldwide. The Company has four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Consumer Insight (formerly Information, Insight & Consultancy); Public Relations & Public Affairs, and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications, which includes WPP Digital and direct, digital, promotional and relationship marketing. It comprises companies in disciplines, such as advertising, media investment management, consumer insight, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, specialist communications, and direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing. As of December 31, 2009, WPP PLC operated through 2,400 offices in 107 countries. In February 2009, the Company acquired Red Dot Square Solutions. In May 2010, the Company acquired Midia Digital and I-Cherry, two of the digital agencies in Brazil.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Advertising Agencies
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNYSE:WPP
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-7408-2204

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.67%
Current Ratio0.99%
Quick Ratio0.96%

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E Ratio11.54
P/E Growth1.15

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$19.51 billion
Price / Sales1.19
Cash Flow$10.42 per share
Price / Cash8.81
Book Value$51.68 per share
Price / Book1.78

Profitability

Trailing EPSN/A
Net IncomeN/A
Net MarginsN/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A

Miscellaneous

Employees134,341
Outstanding Shares252,720,000

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is WPP plc American Depositary Shares' stock symbol?

WPP plc American Depositary Shares trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WPP."

How often does WPP plc American Depositary Shares pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WPP plc American Depositary Shares?

WPP plc American Depositary Shares declared a semiannual dividend on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be paid a dividend of $1.4532 per share on Monday, November 6th. This represents a yield of 3.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. View WPP plc American Depositary Shares' Dividend History.

How were WPP plc American Depositary Shares' earnings last quarter?

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 23rd. The business services provider reported $3.02 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.02. View WPP plc American Depositary Shares' Earnings History.

Where is WPP plc American Depositary Shares' stock going? Where will WPP plc American Depositary Shares' stock price be in 2017?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for WPP plc American Depositary Shares' stock. Their predictions range from $130.00 to $130.00. On average, they expect WPP plc American Depositary Shares' stock price to reach $130.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WPP plc American Depositary Shares.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about WPP plc American Depositary Shares stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about WPP plc American Depositary Shares stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WPP is one of the largest advertising companies in the world and has accumulated a vast portfolio of global and regional brands. A geographically superior position in new markets and functional strength in new media and data investment management will likely help WPP in achieving steady revenue growth. The company is committed to return value to its shareholders through steady payment of dividends and stock repurchases. Dividends for first half 2017 represented an increase of 16.1% over the previous year with a payout ratio of 50%. However, the company underperformed the industry year to date. WPP is also weighed down by the economic fragility due to the Brexit referendum, political instability in the Middle East and a striking slowdown in the Chinese economy." (10/24/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "Clients come and go, but awkward business mixes hang around, and as 2017 outlook disappointment reflects the former, not the latter, we expect shares to regroup. Reassessing caution in outlook, reflecting client M&A risk, will boost near-term volatility. Lowest PEG of peers remains a lure... China, flat for 2017, did accelerate to 3% growth in 2H. W. Continental Europe may pause its acceleration (3.6% in 2016 from 2.5% in 2015), given tough comp in Germany, up 7.3% in 2016. India still looks like DD growth in 2017, despite demonetization. We see North America, hit with client losses, only up ~1% in 2017, however." (3/6/2017)

Who are some of WPP plc American Depositary Shares' key competitors?

How do I buy WPP plc American Depositary Shares stock?

Shares of WPP plc American Depositary Shares can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WPP plc American Depositary Shares' stock price today?

One share of WPP plc American Depositary Shares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $91.77.

How big of a company is WPP plc American Depositary Shares?

WPP plc American Depositary Shares has a market capitalization of $22.65 billion and generates $19.51 billion in revenue each year. WPP plc American Depositary Shares employs 134,341 workers across the globe.

How can I contact WPP plc American Depositary Shares?

WPP plc American Depositary Shares' mailing address is 27 FARM STREET, LONDON X0, W1J5RJ. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 44-20-7408-2204 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  227 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  368
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Analyst Ratings

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 2.442.442.382.63
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $130.00$130.00$130.00$130.00
Price Target Upside: 52.06% upside52.06% upside27.43% upside20.26% upside

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP)

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/31/2017Pivotal ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
9/26/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightLowView Rating Details
7/17/2017Deutsche BankDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
7/7/2017BNP ParibasDowngradeOutperform -> UnderperformLowView Rating Details
4/12/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
3/6/2017WedbushLower Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$138.00 -> $130.00N/AView Rating Details
1/20/2017Liberum CapitalUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016Jefferies GroupUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/9/2016InvestecDowngradeAdd -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016CitigroupUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 12/12/2015 forward)

Earnings

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP)

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE WPP) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/23/20176/30/2017$3.02$3.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.05$0.05$96.38 million$95.45 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.01$0.05$93.51 million$90.89 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.06)($0.04)$82.58 million$84.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2015Q414$0.04$0.01$94.32 million$89.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314($0.03)$0.01$93.90 million$95.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q2($0.04)($0.04)$87.59 million$89.21 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2014Q114($0.01)($0.09)$81.92 million$77.51 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2014Q413$0.02($0.15)$93.47 million$91.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.02($0.02)$90.73 million$91.66 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013($0.06)($0.05)$195.74 million$87.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Earnings Estimates

Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.95 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.44 EPS

Dividends

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Dividend Information

Most Recent Dividend:11/6/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.85
Dividend Yield:4.20%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:48.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
45.62% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP)

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/25/2017semiannual$1.453.15%10/5/201710/6/201711/6/2017
3/7/2017semiannual$2.284.33%6/7/20176/9/20177/3/2017
3/8/2016$2.056/8/20166/10/20167/5/2016
12/7/2015quarterly$0.031.17%12/11/201512/15/201512/22/2015
6/18/2015quarterly$0.031.29%7/30/20159/3/20158/17/2015
5/13/2015quarterly$0.031.14%5/28/20156/1/20156/15/2015
3/11/2015semiannual$2.003.52%6/3/20156/5/20157/6/2015
12/16/2014quarterly$0.031.17%1/29/20152/2/20152/17/2015
10/16/2014quarterly$0.031.32%10/30/201411/3/201411/17/2014
8/29/2014semiannual$0.961.84%10/8/201410/10/201411/10/2014
6/19/2014quarterly$0.031.14%7/30/20148/1/20148/15/2014
4/17/2014quarterly$0.031.04%4/29/20145/1/20145/15/2014
12/19/2013quarterly$0.030.96%1/30/20142/3/20142/18/2014
10/17/2013quarterly$0.030.93%10/30/201311/1/201311/15/2013
9/9/2013semiannual$0.821.68%10/9/201310/11/201311/18/2013
6/20/2013quarterly$0.038/1/20138/15/2013
4/18/2013quarterly$0.031.18%4/29/20135/1/20135/15/2013
12/13/2012quarterly$0.031.43%1/30/20132/1/20132/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE WPP) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 4.16%
Insider Trades by Quarter for WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP)

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE WPP) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/18/2014Londa J DeweyDirectorBuy4,000$8.89$35,560.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Michael C BurandtCEOBuy3,000$8.66$25,980.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Henry C NewellCEOBuy2,000$11.58$23,160.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Charles E HodgesDirectorBuy1,000$10.99$10,990.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013Charles E HodgesDirectorBuy1,000$11.48$11,480.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2013Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy200,000$9.83$1,966,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy75,000$8.22$616,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy75,000$8.31$623,250.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy50,000$8.53$426,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy250,000$8.65$2,162,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy250,000$8.73$2,182,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy742,327$9.51$7,059,529.77View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy82,673$8.80$727,522.40View SEC Filing  
8/17/2012Value Lp StarboardMajor ShareholderBuy350,000$8.52$2,982,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE WPP) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Contrasting WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP) & Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND)Contrasting WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP) & Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 12 at 1:38 AM
Contrasting Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) & WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP)Contrasting Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) & WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 11 at 3:10 AM
WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP) & Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) Financial AnalysisWPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP) & Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) Financial Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 10 at 8:08 AM
Financial Survey: Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) vs. WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP)Financial Survey: Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) vs. WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 7 at 10:00 AM
Dan Bennett Joins Grey As Worldwide Chief Innovation OfficerDan Bennett Joins Grey As Worldwide Chief Innovation Officer
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 12:14 PM
ETFs with exposure to WPP Plc : November 30, 2017ETFs with exposure to WPP Plc : November 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 30 at 4:26 PM
Analyzing Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) and WPP (WPP)Analyzing Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) and WPP (WPP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 29 at 7:56 PM
WPP Plc :WPP-US: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : November 29, 2017WPP Plc :WPP-US: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : November 29, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 10:38 AM
Digital ads aren't working for big consumer brandsDigital ads aren't working for big consumer brands
finance.yahoo.com - August 25 at 8:49 PM
Critical Review: Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) & Domtar Corporation (UFS)Critical Review: Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) & Domtar Corporation (UFS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 4:22 PM
Head-To-Head Contrast: Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) vs. Domtar Corporation (UFS)Head-To-Head Contrast: Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) vs. Domtar Corporation (UFS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 6:12 PM
Domtar Corporation (UFS) & Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP) Head-To-Head ContrastDomtar Corporation (UFS) & Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP) Head-To-Head Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 8:22 PM
Head to Head Survey: Mercer International (MERC) versus Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP)Head to Head Survey: Mercer International (MERC) versus Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 8:09 AM
Reinvention For Relevance: What We Learned At Cannes This YearReinvention For Relevance: What We Learned At Cannes This Year
www.forbes.com - July 13 at 1:53 AM
Cannes Lions Interviews: My Conversation With Deloitte Digitals Andy MainCannes Lions Interviews: My Conversation With Deloitte Digital's Andy Main
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 9:23 AM
WPP Shares Surge on Increased Ad Spend in First HalfWPP Shares Surge on Increased Ad Spend in First Half
www.thestreet.com - August 24 at 11:22 AM
WAUSAU PAPER CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or StandardWAUSAU PAPER CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard
biz.yahoo.com - January 22 at 3:11 PM
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www.finanznachrichten.de - January 21 at 1:30 PM
Dont Miss Todays Strong And Under The Radar Stock: Wausau Paper (WPP)Don't Miss Today's Strong And Under The Radar Stock: Wausau Paper (WPP)
www.thestreet.com - January 19 at 12:50 PM

SEC Filings

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) SEC Filings

DateFilerForm TypeView
12/08/2017
3:11 PM
WPP plc American Depositary Shares (Filer)
Form 6-K
Report of foreign private issuer pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934  
View Filing
12/04/2017
4:19 PM
WPP plc American Depositary Shares (Filer)
Form 6-K
Report of foreign private issuer pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934  
View Filing
11/29/2017
4:14 PM
WPP plc American Depositary Shares (Filer)
Form 6-K
Report of foreign private issuer pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934  
View Filing

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