WPP.L - WPP plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
1,270.00
+4.00 (+0.32%)
As of 8:26AM GMT. Market open.
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Previous Close1,266.00
Open1,273.00
Bid1,270.00 x 593300
Ask1,271.00 x 208500
Day's Range1,265.00 - 1,279.00
52 Week Range1,238.45 - 1,928.07
Volume327,298
Avg. Volume6,100,661
Market Cap15.77B
Beta1.26
PE Ratio (TTM)9.33
EPS (TTM)136.10
Earnings DateAug 21, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
Forward Dividend & Yield0.96 (5.19%)
Ex-Dividend Date2017-06-08
1y Target Est1,626.26
  • WPP agrees to Bain's tender offer for Japan partner Asatsu-DK, Bain draft statement shows
    Reuters2 hours ago

    WPP agrees to Bain's tender offer for Japan partner Asatsu-DK, Bain draft statement shows

    Advertising company WPP PLC (WPP.L) has agreed to a $1.35 billion (1.02 billion pounds) tender offer from Bain Capital LLC for Japanese peer Asatsu-DK Inc (9747.T), of which it owns 25 percent, an about-face that heralds an end to a soured partnership. A draft statement from Bain seen by Reuters on Tuesday showed WPP had agreed to the offer it initially rejected last month. The tender offer was scheduled to close on Tuesday, but the draft statement showed Bain had extended the offer until Dec. 6.

  • Reuters4 hours ago

    Bain Capital says WPP agrees to sell stake in Japan's Asatsu-DK

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Advertising giant WPP PLC (WPP.L) has agreed to sell its stake in Japanese partner Asatsu-DK Inc (ADK) (9747.T) for 3,660 yen ($32.53) per share to Bain Capital LLC, the private equity ...

  • Reuters5 days ago

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

    WPP, 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.

  • 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.

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  • Reuters19 days ago

    WPP takes legal action in row with Asatsu-DK over Bain's $1.3 bln offer

    Advertising giant WPP said on Thursday it was taking legal action against partner Asatsu-DK Inc, deepening a row over the Japanese firm's backing for a $1.3 billion buyout offer from Bain Capital. WPP, ...

  • Bain says to extend $1.35 billion bid deadline for Japan's Asatsu-DK
    Reuters19 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.

  • Reuters19 days ago

    Bain says to extend $1.35 bln 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. Last month, Asatsu-DK said it had told WPP that it planned to end their two-decade business alliance, and asked WPP to sell its shares to Bain.

  • Reuters19 days ago

    Asatsu-DK says WPP agrees to terminate business alliance

    Japanese advertising agency Asatsu-DK Inc said on Thursday that WPP, its largest shareholder, has agreed to terminate its business alliance with the company. The decision comes amid a $1.35 billion offer to buy Asatsu-DK from U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital. WPP and other Asatsu-DK shareholders have said the Bain offer significantly undervalues the Japanese company.

  • Kantar TNS appoints Rob Wengel to lead Client Development and Innovation Practice
    Business Wire20 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.

  • Global advertising giant WPP faces stagnant sales this year
    Reuters21 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.

  • The Wall Street Journal21 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 ...

  • TheStreet.com21 days ago

    Google, Facebook and Amazon Just Brought Some Pain to World's Biggest Ad Agency

    WPP saw its biggest decline in North America, reporting a like-for-like revenue was down 5.1% and like-for-like sales down 4.9%

  • WPP Lowers 2017 Revenue Forecast as Ad Industry's Woes Persist
    Bloomberg21 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.

  • Forbes22 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
    Bloomberg22 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Reuterslast month

    Bain defends Asatsu-DK bid as shareholder opposition grows

    HONG KONG/TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Bain Capital defended its $1.35 billion offer to buy Asatsu-DK Inc on Wednesday as shareholder opposition to the deal grew, saying the offer is "fully priced". Hong Kong-based activist hedge fund Oasis Management Company and other shareholders of Japan's third-largest advertising agency have said the offer is too low.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.