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WPP (WPP) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.65 (-1.21%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
69,818 shs
Average Volume
164,138 shs
Market Capitalization
$11.44 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

WPP MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
1.80 Rating Score
13.3% Downside
$46.00 Price Target
Short Interest
0.10% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
0.22mentions of WPP in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.56 to $5.80 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.66 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

278th out of 296 stocks

Advertising Agencies Industry

9th out of 9 stocks

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About WPP Stock (NYSE:WPP)

WPP plc, a creative transformation company, provides communications, experience, commerce, and technology services in North America, the United Kingdom, Western Continental Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. The company operates through three segments: Global Integrated Agencies, Public Relations, and Specialist Agencies. It offers marketing strategy, creative ideation, production, commerce, influencer marketing, social media management, and technology implementation services; media strategy, planning, buying and activation, commerce media, data analytics, and consulting services; and media management, public affairs, reputation, risk and crisis management, social media management, and strategic advisory services. The company also provides brand consulting, brand identity, product and service design, and corporate and brand publication services. WPP plc was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

WPP Stock Price History

WPP Stock News Headlines

WPP (NYSE:WPP) Downgraded by to "Hold"
WPP (NYSE:WPP) Rating Lowered to Hold at
WPP plc (NYSE:WPP) Short Interest Update
WPP (LON:WPP) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of £0.244
WPP Q1 Revenues Down, LFL Revenue Rises; Backs FY24 Outlook
WPP First Quarter Trading Update
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 7/5 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Advertising agencies
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
5 Analysts


Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.46 billion
Cash Flow
$9.86 per share
Book Value
$22.18 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$11.44 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Mark Read CBE (Age 58)
    CEO & Executive Director
    Comp: $3.17M
  • Ms. Joanne Wilson (Age 49)
    CFO & Director
    Comp: $2.06M
  • Mr. Andrew Grant Balfour Scott (Age 56)
    COO & Executive Director
    Comp: $1.19M
  • Mr. Stephan Pretorius
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Ms. Rachel Higham
    Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Tom Waldron
    Group Investor Relations Director
  • Ms. Andrea Harris Esq.
    Group Chief Counsel
  • Mr. Chris Wade
    Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Mr. Laurent Ezekiel (Age 50)
    Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Growth Officer
  • Ms. Lindsay Pattison (Age 49)
    Global Chief People Officer

WPP Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell WPP stock right now?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WPP in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 4 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "reduce" WPP shares.
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What is WPP's stock price target for 2024?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for WPP's stock. Their WPP share price targets range from $46.00 to $46.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $46.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.3%.
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How have WPP shares performed in 2024?

WPP's stock was trading at $47.57 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WPP stock has increased by 11.5% and is now trading at $53.04.
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Are investors shorting WPP?

WPP saw a decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 212,100 shares, a decline of 35.5% from the April 15th total of 329,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 184,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Currently, 0.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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How were WPP's earnings last quarter?

WPP plc (NYSE:WPP) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 23rd. The business services provider reported $3.02 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $3.02.

How often does WPP pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WPP?

WPP announced a semi-annual dividend on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.244 per share on Friday, July 5th. This represents a yield of 5.3%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 7th.
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Is WPP a good dividend stock?

WPP (NYSE:WPP) pays an annual dividend of $1.82 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.40%.
Read our dividend analysis for WPP.

What other stocks do shareholders of WPP own?
Who are WPP's major shareholders?

WPP's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Mondrian Investment Partners LTD (1.55%), Raymond James & Associates (0.09%), Capital International Investors (0.06%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.06%), Bard Financial Services Inc. (0.04%) and Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC (0.03%).
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How do I buy shares of WPP?

Shares of WPP stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does WPP have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of WPP: 24/7 Real Media UK Ltd., 41?29! Media Internet, AD Venture Worldwide Inc, AKQA, AKQA Denmark A/S, AKQA GmbH, AKQA Inc., AKQA Limited, AQuest, Acceleration, Acceleration eMarketing Inc, All Global, Always (Shanghai) Marketing Services Co Ltd, Arctouch LLC, BCW LLC, BWR PR, Beijing Benpao Century Technology Development Co. Ltd., Benenson Strategy Group LLC, Black and Deen, Blast Radius, Blast Radius Inc., Bomtempo Anahory e Ralha, Bottle Rocket, Bottle Rocket LLC, Brindfors Design AB, CB Associes S.A., CMI Media, CMI Media LLC, CONEXANCE MD, CT Finances SA, Catalyst Online LLC, Cavendish Square Holding BV, Center Partners, Cerebra, Cockpit Holdings Limited, Cognifide, Commarco, Commarco GmbH 120274, Cordiant Communications Group Limited, Dawson Integrated Marketing Communications, DeepLocal Inc., Design Bridge, Design Bridge Limited, Dewey Square Group, Ecommera, EffectiveUI, Enduring Organisation, Entreprise de Communications Tank Inc., Essence, Essence Global Group Limited, Essence Global LLC, Eurosem Belgium SA/NV,, FAST - Financial Administration Solutions & Technologies Srl, Finecast Limited, Finsbury LLC, Forward Limited, GREY Düsseldorf GmbH, GTB Agency LLC, GTB Shanghai Advertising Co. Ltd, GTB Stat LLC, GWE LLC, Geometry Global Japan GK, Geometry Global LLC, Geometry Global Limited, Glendinning Management Consultants, Go Direct Marketing Inc., Gorilla LLC, Grey, Grey Advertising Limited, Grey Global Group LLC, Group M France SAS, Group M Worldwide LLC, Group SJR LLC, GroupM (Shanghai) Advertising Co. Ltd, GroupM Argentina Trading S.A., GroupM B.V., GroupM Chile SAC, GroupM Competence Center GmbH, GroupM Denmark A/S, GroupM Japan KK, GroupM Limited, GroupM Market Advertising Co. Ltd., GroupM Media India Pvt Ltd, GroupM Pakistan (Private) Ltd, GroupM Singapore Pte Ltd, GroupM Srl, GroupM UK Digital Limited, Guangzhou Dawson Marketing Communication Co. Ltd, H-ART, HERING SCHUPPENER Consulting Strategieberatung für Kommunikation GmbH, HeathWallace, Hill & Knowlton Limited, Hill and Knowlton Strategies LLC, Hirschen Group GmbH, Hogarth California LLC, Hogarth Worldwide Inc., Hogarth Worldwide Limited, Icon Brand Navigation Group, IntelliQuest Information Group Inc, International Meetings & Science LLC, J Walter Thompson Middle East and North Africa E.C., J Walter Thompson Publicidade Ltda, J.Walter Thompson Bridge Advertising Co. Ltd., John Street Inc., KBM Group LLC, KR Media UK Limited, KR Wavemaker SAS, Kantar TNS, Kinetic Advertising (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Kinetic Worldwide Limited, LLC ‘GroupM’, LLC ‘Wavemaker’, Landor LLC, M Media Group Pty Ltd, M2 Digital Inc., Marketeers Vietnam, Marketing Direct LLC, Marketing Perspectives Limited, Mather Direct GmbH, Maxus Communications (UK) Limited, Media Club SpA, Media Insight SNC, MediaCom - Warszawa Sp.z.o.o., MediaCom AS (Norway), MediaCom Agentur für Media-Beratung GmbH, MediaCom Communications Pvt Ltd, MediaCom Danmark A/S, MediaCom Group Limited, MediaCom Istanbul Medya Hizmetleri A.S., MediaCom TWENTYFIVE GmbH, Mediacom AG, Mediacom Australia Pty Limited, Mediacom Canada, Mediacom Iberia SA, Mediacom Italia Srl, Mediacom LLC, Mediacom Middle East & North Africa Holding W.L.L., Mediacom North Limited, Mediacom Paris SA, Mediacom Worldwide LLC, Mediaedge:CIA Worldwide Limited, Mediaedge:cia India Pvt Ltd, Medialets, Memac Ogilvy & Mather Holding Inc, Mind Share México S. de R.L. de C.V., MindShare Canada, MindShare GmbH, MindShare Hong Kong Limited, MindShare Polska Sp. z.o.o., Mindshare Media UK Limited, Mindshare SA, Mindshare South Africa (Gauteng) (Proprietary) Limited, Mindshare SpA, Mindshare Spain SA, Mindshare USA LLC, Mirum LLC, Mirum S.A. de C.V., Motion Content Group Limited, OPR AGENCY PTY LIMITED, Ogilvy & Mather Brasil Comunicação Ltda, Ogilvy & Mather Group (Holdings) Limited, Ogilvy & Mather Pvt Ltd, Ogilvy & Mather S.A.S, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide LLC, Ogilvy Australia Pty Ltd, Ogilvy Commonhealth Worldwide LLC, Ogilvy Public Relations GmbH, Ogilvy Singapore Pte. Ltd., Ootworld, OpenMindWorld LLC, P Four Consultancy, PTR Comunicações Ltda, Penn Schoen & Berland Associates LLC, Penn Schoen Berland, Pep LLC, Plano.Trio Comunicacao, Potato London Ltd, Première Group Holdings Limited, Prism Sport + Entertainment, Promotion Execution Partners LLC, Public Strategies Inc., Quasar Media Private, Quinn Gillespie & Associates, Quirk, RLM Finsbury, Rasor Holdings LLC, Ray + Keshavan Design Associates, Real Media, Red Fuse New York LLC, Regional Management Group SAS, Russell Square Holding BV, Salmon Limited, Salmon Ltd, Sandtable, Scangroup, Set Management LLC, Shanghai Easycom Advertising Co. Ltd., Shanghai Linjie Marketing Services Co. Ltd., Shanghai Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Ltd, Shire Hall Group, Spafax Airline Network Limited, Spafax Networks LLC, Stickleback Limited, Sudler & Hennessey LLC, Superunion Limited, Swift + POSSIBLE LLC, Syzygy AG, TMARC, Taxi, Taxi Inc., Team Garage LLC, The Brand Union, The Cocktail Global S.L., The Finsbury Group Limited, The Glover Park Group, The Glover Park Group LLC, The GroupM ESP Clever Company S.R.L. de C.V., The Lacek Group LLC, The Marketing & Communication Agency, The Ogilvy Group LLC, The Performers Group, The Young & Rubicam Group of Companies ULC, Triad Digital Media LLC, Twist Image, Two Circles, VML LLC, VMLY&R, WPP (Thailand) Ltd, WPP 2005 Limited, WPP AMC Holdings, WPP AUNZ, WPP Beans Limited, WPP Brands (UK) Limited, WPP Brands Development Holdings (UK) Limited, WPP Brands Holdings (UK) Limited, WPP Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG, WPP Finance 2013, WPP Finance 2015 Limited, WPP Finance Co. Limited, WPP Finance SA, WPP Group (UK) Ltd, WPP Group Canada Finance Inc., WPP Group U.S. Finance LLC, WPP Group USA Inc., WPP Health Limited, WPP Holdings Spain S.L., WPP Jubilee Limited, WPP Luxembourg Gamma Three Sarl, WPP Luxembourg Sarl, WPP Luxembourg Turris S.à r.l., WPP Marketing Communications (Hong Kong) Limited, WPP Marketing Communications Germany GmbH, WPP Media Ltd, WPP Montagu Square LLC, WPP México S.R.L. de C.V., WPP Ottawa Ltd, WPP Samson Limited, WPP Sigma Limited, WPP Sphinx Limited, WPP Square one B.V, WPP UK Germany Holdings, WPP Unicorn Limited, WPPIH 2001 Inc., Warwicks, Wavemaker A/S, Wavemaker Australia Pty Ltd, Wavemaker BV, Wavemaker Canada ULC, Wavemaker Czech s.r.o., Wavemaker Global LLC, Wavemaker Global Limited, Wavemaker GmbH, Wavemaker Hong Kong Limited, Wavemaker Hungary Kft, Wavemaker Italia S.r.l., Wavemaker Limited, Wavemaker MENA FZ LLC, Wavemaker México S. de R.L. de C.V., Wavemaker Publicidad Spain S.L., Wavemaker Sp.z.o.o, Wavemaker Taiwan Ltd, Wavemaker – Servicos Publicitarios Ltda, Who Digital, Witgoud Investments B.V., Worldwide Mediacom México S de R.L. de C.V., Wunderman A/S, Wunderman Thompson (UK) Limited, Wunderman Thompson LLC, XMKT Group, Xaxis LLC, Xaxis US LLC, Y&R Propaganda Ltda, Young & Rubicam, Young & Rubicam LLC, clarus digital, dBOD, groupm Germany GmbH & Co. KG, mPlatform LLC, plista GmbH, thjnk, and thjnk AG.
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This page (NYSE:WPP) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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