WPP.L - WPP plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
1,266.00
-1.00 (-0.08%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close1,267.00
Open1,273.00
Bid1,266.00 x 593300
Ask1,268.00 x 208500
Day's range12.66 - 1,277.00
52-week range12.66 - 1,928.07
Volume2,559,552
Avg. volume6,161,166
Market cap15.72B
Beta1.26
PE ratio (TTM)9.30
EPS (TTM)136.10
Earnings date21 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Forward dividend & yield0.96 (5.19%)
Ex-dividend date2017-06-08
1y target est1,626.26
  • Reuters - UK Focus4 days 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 Wire4 days ago

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

    WPP today announced that it is transferring the listing of its American Depositary Shares (current ADS ticker: ‘WPPGY’) to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) from the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company expects its ADS to begin trading under a new ticker (‘WPP’) on the NYSE effective November 28, 2017. The Company’s ADS will continue to trade on NASDAQ until the transfer is complete.

  • Advertiser WPP prepared to up ADK stake if Bain offer fails
    Reuters5 days ago

    Advertiser WPP prepared to up ADK stake if Bain offer fails

    Advertising giant WPP (WPP.L) said it would be prepared to raise its stake in Japanese partner Asatsu-DK Inc (ADK) (9747.T) to 33 percent from 25 percent if a disputed tender offer for the company by U.S. private equity fund Bain Capital failed. ADK is seeking to end a two-decade-old business alliance with WPP, asking the world's largest advertising group to sell its shares to Bain in a $1.35 billion deal.

  • Bain says to extend $1.35 billion bid deadline for Japan's Asatsu-DK
    Reuters18 days ago

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

    U.S. private equity fund Bain Capital plans to extend a deadline for its $1.35 billion bid for Asatsu-DK Inc by around a week to give shareholders more time to review the deal after Asatsu-DK shareholder WPP took legal action, a senior Bain official said on Thursday. WPP, the world's largest advertising group, said it was taking legal action against its partner Asatsu-DK, deepening an acrimonious spat over the Japanese advertising agency's backing for the takeover deal.

  • Kantar TNS appoints Rob Wengel to lead Client Development and Innovation Practice
    Business Wire19 days ago

    Kantar TNS appoints Rob Wengel to lead Client Development and Innovation Practice

    Global research consultancy Kantar TNS announced today that Rob Wengel has been appointed EVP of its Client Development team and will also lead the Innovation practice across the Kantar portfolio in North America.

  • Fool.co.uk20 days ago

    One FTSE 100 high-yield stock I’d buy and one I’d sell

    G A Chester sees contrasting prospects for two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) high-yield stocks.

  • Global advertising giant WPP faces stagnant sales this year
    Reuters20 days ago

    Global advertising giant WPP faces stagnant sales this year

    WPP (WPP.L) 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 cut spending and Google and Facebook transform the industry. Competition among the big four of WPP, Omnicom (OMC.N), Publicis (PUBP.PA) and Interpublic (IPG.N) has become fierce as clients review the effectiveness of their marketing budgets.

  • Reuters - UK Focus20 days 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 Journal20 days ago

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

    WPP cut its annual sales forecast for the third time this year, as the world’s largest advertising company struggles to boost revenue at a time when previously big-spending consumer-goods firms are ratcheting ...

  • Business Wire20 days 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 ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus20 days ago

    BUZZ-WPP: weakens on FY downgrade

    ** WPP, the world's biggest ad group, among top FTSE 100 losers, down 0.7% in volume ** Lowers FY organic net sales, profit margin expectations -- on the heels of co's August cut in its sales target, which ...

  • WPP Lowers 2017 Revenue Forecast as Ad Industry's Woes Persist
    Bloomberg20 days ago

    WPP Lowers 2017 Revenue Forecast as Ad Industry's Woes Persist

    WPP Plc cut its sales forecast for a second time in three months as clients further reduced marketing spending, adding to evidence of the advertising industry’s distress.

  • Forbes21 days ago

    Are The Private Equity Barbarians At The Gates Of Madison Avenue?

    The deterioration of the agency sector does not come amid an economic slowdown. The reason being: big packaged goods advertisers are cutting down on ad spending. These companies are being squeezed between the Amazon juggernaut.

  • Ad Woes in Focus as WPP Investors Seek Signs of Turnaround
    Bloomberg21 days ago

    Ad Woes in Focus as WPP Investors Seek Signs of Turnaround

    WPP Plc, the world’s largest advertising company, is having its worst year since the financial crisis. Investors find out with Tuesday’s quarterly report whether Martin Sorrell is arresting the slump.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    WPP hit by problems at rival Publicis and client Unilever

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 19 (Reuters) - Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) fell more than three percent on Thursday on a triple whammy of bad news for the world's biggest advertising group, less than two months after it issued a major profit warning. WPP, run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, sent shockwaves through the industry in August when it cut its sales target after consumer goods giants curbed spending, prompting its shares to fall 11 percent and record their worst day of trading in 19 years. The British company's stock fell 3 percent on Thursday after smaller rival Publicis (Paris: FR0000130577 - news) posted third-quarter sales below forecasts and said the market remained challenging, sending its shares down 7 percent.

  • Reuterslast month

    Pay-TV group Sky launches advertising review

    LONDON (Reuters) - European pay-TV group Sky (SKYB.L) has launched a review of how it places and plans advertising, its first review in 13 years that could shake up which agencies it employs. Sky, one ...

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Pay-TV group Sky launches advertising review

    European pay-TV group Sky has launched a review of how it places and plans advertising, its first review in 13 years that could shake up which agencies it employs. Sky, one of the biggest ad spenders in ...

  • PR Newswirelast month

    Grey Europe named EACA Euro Effies Agency of the Year 2017

    BRUSSELS, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grey Europe has been named Agency of the Year at the 2017 EACA Euro Effies in Brussels. This marks the eighth time since 2005 that the agency network has scooped the prestigious award and is further proof of Grey's commitment to delivering Famously Effective work for its clients. Grey London took home awards for both Bose and WildAid, INGO bagged even more metal for the Swedish Tourist Association and UncleGrey won for Bolia.com.

  • WPP Alliance Dead With or Without Bain Deal, ADK's CEO Says
    Bloomberglast month

    WPP Alliance Dead With or Without Bain Deal, ADK's CEO Says

    Asatsu-DK Inc.’s chief executive officer said he is determined to sever an alliance with top stockholder WPP Plc, seven months after the world’s largest advertising agency called on share owners to vote ...

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Opposition grows to Bain's bid for Japanase ad agency Asatsu-DK

    Opposition was growing on Tuesday to U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital's $1.35 billion offer to buy Asatsu-DK Inc as Hong Kong-based activist hedge fund Oasis Management Company joined other shareholders ...

  • WPP objects to Bain's offer for Japan's Asatsu-DK
    Reuterslast month

    WPP objects to Bain's offer for Japan's Asatsu-DK

    WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, on Thursday stepped up its efforts to stop U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital from buying Japan's Asatsu-DK Inc, saying the offer significantly undervalued its stake in the firm. Bain announced an agreed deal to buy Japan's third-largest advertising agency this month for $1.35 billion, marking a 15.4 percent premium over the day before it was announced. However the news triggered a backlash from WPP, which owns a 24.96 percent stake in Asatsu-DK.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    WPP objects to Bain's offer for Japan's Asatsu-DK

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 12 (Reuters) - WPP (Frankfurt: A1J2BZ - news) , the world's biggest advertising agency, on Thursday stepped up its efforts to stop U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital from buying Japan's Asatsu-DK Inc, saying the offer significantly undervalued its stake in the firm. Bain announced an agreed deal to buy Japan's third-largest advertising agency this month for $1.35 billion, marking a 15.4 percent premium over the day before it was announced. On Thursday it questioned whether Asatsu-DK had considered any other offer for the company and said it had concerns about the group's overall strategy in terms of its approach to improving overseas operations and developing digital services.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    British PM May says to meet business leaders on Monday in Downing Street

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet business leaders next week to discuss Britain's departure from the European Union, her office said on Friday, after a former party chairman said there was a ...

  • Bain bid for Japan ad agency Asatsu-DK too low - shareholder Silchester
    Reuters2 months ago

    Bain bid for Japan ad agency Asatsu-DK too low - shareholder Silchester

    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP's $1.35 billion (£1.02 billion) offer to buy Japan's third-largest advertising agency Asatsu-DK Inc (9747.T) is too low, its second-largest shareholder ...

  • The Wall Street Journal2 months ago

    [$$] ADK Chief Seeks to Soothe WPP Over Bain Takeover

    Investors are reckoning that opposition by WPP could force Bain to raise its offer, said a Japanese securities industry insider.

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