WPP.L - WPP plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
1,277.50
+4.50 (+0.35%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close1,273.00
Open1,281.50
Bid1,260.00 x 593300
Ask1,315.00 x 208500
Day's range1,266.00 - 1,290.00
52-week range1,106.50 - 1,375.50
Volume3,973,117
Avg. volume5,646,865
Market cap15.963B
BetaN/A
PE ratio (TTM)8.97
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings date21 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend dateN/A
1y target est1,426.07
  • The Wall Street Journal11 days ago

    Martin Sorrell Weighs In on Need For More Media Consolidation

    , the former chief executive of advertising giant WPP Plc, described himself as a “realist” regarding the challenges facing traditional media and advertising companies and emphasized the need for scale during an interview at an ad-industry event.

  • WPP chairman faces investor revolt over unpublished Martin Sorrell report
    The Guardian13 days ago

    WPP chairman faces investor revolt over unpublished Martin Sorrell report

    Glass Lewis is recommending that investors reject WPP’s pay report. The WPP chairman, Roberto Quarta, faces a shareholder revolt over the departure of the former chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell, after influential advisory group Glass Lewis recommended that investors vote against his re-election at the advertising giant’s annual meeting next month. In a report to investors, Glass Lewis said it had “severe reservations” about issues including the failure to publish the outcome of the investigation into personal misconduct that prompted Sorrell to resign – therefore classifying him as a “good leaver” keeping up to £20m in future share payouts intact – and poor succession planning.

  • Martin Sorrell Gets the Chance to Do It All Better
    Bloomberg16 days ago

    Martin Sorrell Gets the Chance to Do It All Better

    Less than a month after his abrupt departure from WPP Plc, Martin Sorrell is planning his next act. “I am not going into voluntary or involuntary retirement,” the deposed 73-year-old ads czar said at a New York conference this week. WPP is a holding company, with more than 400 largely discrete units spanning advertising, public relations, brand consulting and data management.

  • Reuters - UK Focus17 days ago

    BP keeps faith in WPP with global marketing communication contract

    WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) , which parted ways with its long-serving founder Martin Sorrell last month, said BP has named it as its marketing communication partner for the oil major's Corporate, Fuels and Castrol business globally. Sorrell, who built WPP into the world's biggest advertising agency through 33 years of dealmaking, quit in April after an allegation of personal misconduct. The sudden departure of Sorrell sparked questions as to whether the holding group can remain in its current form and continue to win new business at a time of changes to the landscape in the advertising industry.

  • Reuters26 days ago

    BRIEF-WPP Says Acquired Full Ownership Of Agencies In Asia Pacific

    May 1 (Reuters) - WPP PLC: * WPP - ACQUIRES FULL OWNERSHIP OF Y&R AND WUNDERMAN JOINT VENTURE AGENCIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND TAIWAN, AND DENTSU SUDLER & HENNESSEY IN JAPAN * WPP PLC - TRANSACTION INCLUDES ...

  • The Wall Street Journal26 days ago

    [$$] WPP Shares Soar as Ad Giant Beats Forecasts, Raises Prospect of Disposals

    WPP PLC shares rose sharply after the advertising giant exceeded sales forecasts and opened the door to asset sales following the recent exit of founder and Chief Executive Martin Sorrell. Alongside its first financial report since Mr. Sorrell stepped down, WPP said it will continue to keep the details of a probe that triggered his departure confidential. Mr. Sorrell resigned in mid-April after the board investigated what it has described as an allegation of personal misconduct.

  • Reuters26 days ago

    WPP's first results after Sorrell boost sentiment and shares

    The two men running WPP (WPP.L) following the shock exit of Martin Sorrell said they would look at restructuring the group and may sell parts of it as better than expected results provided a positive start to life without the company founder. Digital boss Mark Read and acquisitions specialist Andrew Scott used first-quarter results from the world's biggest advertising group to outline their initial plans to counter lower customer spending and huge technological upheaval. Executive Chairman Roberto Quarta, who oversaw the departure of industry veteran Sorrell two weeks ago after an investigation into an allegation of personal misconduct, said he had asked the two executives to work on their strategy while a hunt for a new CEO continues.

  • Reuters - UK Focus26 days ago

    WPP's first results after Sorrell boost sentiment and shares

    The two men running WPP (Swiss: OXWPP.SW - news) following the shock exit of Martin Sorrell said they would look at restructuring the group and may sell parts of it as better than expected results provided a positive start to life without the company founder. Digital boss Mark Read and acquisitions specialist Andrew Scott used first-quarter results from the world's biggest advertising group to outline their initial plans to counter lower customer spending and huge technological upheaval. Executive Chairman Roberto Quarta, who oversaw the departure of industry veteran Sorrell two weeks ago after an investigation into an allegation of personal misconduct, said he had asked the two executives to work on their strategy while a hunt for a new CEO continues.

  • WPP says Sorrell quit before board considered implications of investigation
    Reuters26 days ago

    WPP says Sorrell quit before board considered implications of investigation

    The chairman of the world's biggest advertising group WPP (WPP.L) said the company had not disclosed more about its investigation into former CEO Martin Sorrell's personal misconduct because he resigned before that became necessary. Sorrell, the driving force behind 33 years of dealmaking and expansion at WPP, stepped down this month after the board investigated an allegation of misconduct. WPP did not give any details of the alleged misconduct and Sorrell denied the charges.

  • Reuters - UK Focus26 days ago

    LIVE MARKETS-Midday snapshot: Sainsbury's, WPP shine while oil stocks tumble

    * European markets edge up * Sainsbury's surges on ASDA merger * WPP jumps on results April 30 - Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters ...

  • WPP could sell stakes worth billions in Vice and other companies
    The Guardian26 days ago

    WPP could sell stakes worth billions in Vice and other companies

    WPP is to sell stakes worth billions of pounds that it holds in a wide range of companies, as the world’s largest advertising group looks to refocus after the departure of founder Sir Martin Sorrell. The company has what analysts have called a “hidden treasure trove” of assets that are not part of its core business, such as a 9% stake in Vice, which as a business is valued at about $6bn. WPP says the book value of these investments is about £2.5bn.

  • Reuters - UK Focus26 days ago

    WPP says Sorrell quit before board considered implications of investigation

    The chairman of the world's biggest advertising group WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) said the company had not disclosed more about its investigation into former CEO Martin Sorrell's personal misconduct because he resigned before that became necessary. Sorrell, the driving force behind 33 years of dealmaking and expansion at WPP, stepped down this month after the board investigated an allegation of misconduct. WPP did not give any details of the alleged misconduct and Sorrell denied the charges.

  • Is WPP the biggest bargain on the FTSE 100?
    Fool.co.uk27 days ago

    Is WPP the biggest bargain on the FTSE 100?

    Martin Sorrell has left FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) advertising giant WPP plc (LON: WPP) but this could be your opportunity to get in, says Harvey Jones.

  • WPP research arm Kantar is said to be in $4.8 billion management buyout talks
    CNBC27 days ago

    WPP research arm Kantar is said to be in $4.8 billion management buyout talks

    WPP's market research arm Kantar could be sold in a potential management buyout of the firm, according to reports.

  • Reuters - UK Focus27 days ago

    WPP says Sorrell quit before outcome of investigation into him was decided

    The chairman of the world's biggest advertising group WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) said the company had not disclosed more about its investigation into former CEO Martin Sorrell's personal misconduct because he resigned before that became necessary. "Martin decided to resign before the board had taken into consideration the outcome of the investigation and determined whether or not it was appropriate to take action," Chairman Roberto Quarta told a first-quarter results conference for analysts on Monday. Sorrell, the driving force behind 33 years of dealmaking and relentless expansion at WPP, stepped down earlier in April after the board investigated an allegation of misconduct.

  • WPP shares on the up after first results without Sorrell
    PA Money News27 days ago

    WPP shares on the up after first results without Sorrell

    The advertising guru left the firm abruptly.

  • WPP revenues fall in first update since Sir Martin Sorrell's shock departure
    The Independent27 days ago

    WPP revenues fall in first update since Sir Martin Sorrell's shock departure

    Advertising giant WPP said revenues fell 4 per cent to £3.6bn in the first quarter, in its first trading update since the shock departure of founder Sir Martin Sorrell. Sir Martin, one of the UK’s best-known - and highest-paid - chief executives - left this month amid allegations of “personal misconduct” after 33 years leading the firm. Analysts have speculated that the sprawling group of companies could break up now that Sir Martin is no longer at the helm.

  • World's largest ad group set for its best day in a decade after earnings beat
    CNBC27 days ago

    World's largest ad group set for its best day in a decade after earnings beat

    The world's largest ad agency faces an uncertain future in the wake of its CEO Martin Sorrell stepping down in mid-April.

  • Reuters27 days ago

    WPP's Read says no timetable on reviewing the group

    Mark Read, WPP's (WPP.L) joint chief operating officer, said he would look at new ways to restructure the group but would not put a timetable on how long that would take and did not think a full break up made sense. Read was appointed to run WPP after founder Martin Sorrell stepped down two weeks ago, sparking speculation that a new CEO could sell assets or break up a group which is battling widespread structural change.

  • The Wall Street Journal27 days ago

    [$$] WPP Revenue Falls on Currency Headwinds

    WPP said that first-quarter revenue fell 4% on currency headwinds to £3.56 billion.

  • WPP Gains Most in Decade as Asset Sale Speculation Picks Up
    Bloomberg27 days ago

    WPP Gains Most in Decade as Asset Sale Speculation Picks Up

    WPP Plc rose the most in almost a decade as investors looked beyond its lack of growth and focused instead on possible asset sales following the departure of founder Martin Sorrell.

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    Fool.co.uk28 days ago

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  • Reuters28 days ago

    Boss of WPP's Kantar in talks over $4.8 billion buyout of unit, Times says

    The boss of Kantar, the data and market research division of advertising giant WPP, has been sounding out backers for a potential 3.5 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) management buyout of the unit, The Times reported. Without citing sources, the newspaper said Eric Salama has been in talks with banks and private equity firms since Martin Sorrell stood down as WPP chief executive two weeks ago. Sorrell's exit after 33 years triggered speculation that WPP could be broken up.

  • Reuters - UK Focus28 days ago

    Boss of WPP's Kantar in talks over $4.8 bln buyout of unit, Times says

    The boss of Kantar, the data and market research division of advertising giant WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) , has been sounding out backers for a potential 3.5 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) management buyout of the unit, The Times reported. Without citing sources, the newspaper said Eric Salama has been in talks with banks and private equity firms since Martin Sorrell stood down as WPP chief executive two weeks ago. Sorrell's exit after 33 years triggered speculation that WPP (Swiss: OXWPP.SW - news) could be broken up.

  • Reuters - UK Focus29 days ago

    WPP digital boss Read prepares to step into Sorrell's shoes for Q1 results

    WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) 's digital boss Mark Read will get the chance to stake his claim to the top job at the world's biggest advertising company when he helps to present its first set of results without founder Martin Sorrell on Monday. Sorrell, who built a two-man business into one of Britain's biggest companies with operations in 112 countries, never missed a quarterly results presentation and routinely appeared on TV and radio shows to discuss everything from advertising trends to global economic events and politics. Sorrell denied the allegations and the company has said they will not be made public.

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