WPP.L - WPP plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
1,383.50
+10.50 (+0.76%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close1,373.00
Open1,373.00
Bid1,356.00 x 593300
Ask1,385.00 x 208500
Day's range1,365.00 - 1,384.00
52-week range1,238.45 - 1,928.07
Volume4,810,592
Avg. volume4,704,365
Market cap17.569B
BetaN/A
PE ratio (TTM)10.17
EPS (TTM)136.10
Earnings date1 Mar 2018
Forward dividend & yield0.68 (4.39%)
Ex-dividend date2017-10-05
1y target est1,618.74
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    WPP Named Adobe Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year for 2017

    WPP (NYSE:WPP) today announced the company has been named Adobe Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year for 2017 at Adobe’s annual sales conference in Las Vegas. This marks the first time that WPP has won the award, which recognises the partner with the greatest impact on the Adobe Experience Cloud business during the year and the leading role in creating value for clients through joint engagements and implementations. The award reflects the success of the WPP Adobe Alliance, which was formed in 2015 to expand the strategic relationship between the two firms, and to make available to clients the unrivalled collective expertise of WPP’s agencies in implementing Adobe Experience Cloud.

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  • Reuterslast month

    BRIEF-WPP Says Unit Acquires Majority Stake In Digital Consultancy ARBA In Hong Kong​

    Dec 18 (Reuters) - WPP Plc: * ‍OGILVY & MATHER ACQUIRES A MAJORITY STAKE IN DIGITAL CONSULTANCY ARBA IN HONG KONG​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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  • Reuters2 months ago

    Global advertising expenditure to grow by 4.1 percent in 2018 - Zenith

    Zenith, owned by France's Publicis (PUBP.PA), had forecast a 2018 growth rate of 4.2 percent in September. "We expect advertising expenditure to grow more slowly than the global economy as a whole out to 2020," Zenith said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Ad group WPP in talks with client Ford to extend partnership

    WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) said on Tuesday Ford Motor Company, a major client, had informed it of its intention to carry on working with the world's biggest advertising agency for a new period of time beginning in 2018, lifting its shares. WPP, which includes such names as Vodafone, Chanel, Unilever (Amsterdam: UZ8.AS - news) and BP on its client roster, said it had been verbally informed by Ford that the car company was considering its future internal and external marketing model and wanted to enter into a further agreement with WPP for a period to be agreed in 2018. "WPP is considering the proposal and is in discussion with Ford on next steps," it said.

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  • The Wall Street Journal2 months ago

    [$$] WPP to Sell 25% Stake in Japan's ADK to Bain Capital

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  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    WPP accepts Bain's offer for Japan's ADK, drops legal threat

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  • Reuters2 months ago

    WPP accepts Bain's offer for Japan's ADK, says Bain

    Bain Capital LLC on Tuesday said its $1.35 billion offer for Asatsu-DK Inc (ADK) had been accepted by the Japanese company's 25 percent shareholder WPP, after the parties floated the idea of WPP reinvesting at a later date. Led by the high-profile businessman Martin Sorrell, WPP clashed with the U.S. private equity firm Bain last month when it sought to buy Japan's third-largest advertising agency, which partners with WPP. Bain said on Tuesday WPP had now agreed to sell its ADK shares for 3,660 yen ($32.53) each, the same price it rejected last month.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Britain's WPP planning for flat net sales in 2018 - CFO

    WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) , the world's biggest advertising company, is working on an assumption that its 2018 organic net sales will be flat following a sharp slowdown in 2017, its chief finance officer said on Thursday. Speaking at the annual Morgan Stanley European TMT conference in Barcelona, Paul Richardson said he did not expect a dramatic change in the global economic environment. "On day one, the going in assumption I suspect would be for no dramatic change in the global economic environment," he said.

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    WPP Announces Transfer of its American Depositary Shares (ADS) to NYSE

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  • Advertiser WPP prepared to up ADK stake if Bain offer fails
    Reuters2 months ago

    Advertiser WPP prepared to up ADK stake if Bain offer fails

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  • Bain says to extend $1.35 billion bid deadline for Japan's Asatsu-DK
    Reuters3 months ago

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  • Global advertising giant WPP faces stagnant sales this year
    Reuters3 months ago

    Global advertising giant WPP faces stagnant sales this year

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  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    Global advertising giant WPP faces stagnant sales this year

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 31 (Reuters) - WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) cut its sales expectations for the third time this year on Tuesday and said net sales would not grow in 2017, with weak client spending and technological disruption putting it on course for its lowest growth since the financial crisis. The bleak outlook from the world's largest advertising company and similar forecasts from peers have prompted fears of structural change as consumer goods giants like Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) cut spending and Google and Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) transform the industry.

  • The Wall Street Journal3 months ago

    [$$] WPP Cuts Forecasts Again on Lower Ad Spending

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  • Business Wire3 months ago

    WPP Third Quarter Trading Update

    NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Third quarter reported revenue up 1.1% at £3.649 billion, up 0.8% at $4.780 billion, down 4.2% at €4.067 billion and up 9.3% at ¥531 billion Third quarter constant currency ...

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