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An Examination Of WPP plc (LON:WPP)

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of WPP plc (LON:WPP), there's is a dependable dividend payer that has been a rockstar for income investors, currently trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on WPP here.

Undervalued established dividend payer

WPP's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the media industry, WPP is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This further reaffirms that WPP is potentially undervalued.

LSE:WPP Intrinsic value, July 24th 2019

WPP’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 6.5%.

LSE:WPP Historical Dividend Yield, July 24th 2019

Next Steps:

For WPP, I've put together three key aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for WPP’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for WPP’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has WPP's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of WPP? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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