WPP - WPP plc

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+0.66 (+1.07%)
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Previous Close61.70
Open62.18
Bid62.15 x 900
Ask62.18 x 800
Day's Range62.13 - 62.37
52 Week Range50.31 - 84.64
Volume13,553
Avg. Volume166,740
Market Cap16.419B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.97
PE Ratio (TTM)6.31
EPS (TTM)9.89
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield3.97 (6.44%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-13
1y Target Est59.00
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  • Salsify and Geometry Partner to Provide PXM Capabilities To the World's Global Brands
    PR Newswireyesterday

    Salsify and Geometry Partner to Provide PXM Capabilities To the World's Global Brands

    BOSTON, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Salsify, a product experience management (PXM) platform that helps brands win on the digital shelf, today announces a strategic alliance with Geometry, WPP's end-to-end commerce agency. With this partnership, global brand manufacturers will have access to a combined set of software and services designed to drive digital shelf leadership and deliver engaging omni-channel experiences. "Geometry has a great track record of success and a deep understanding of the types of brand and shopping experiences that are critical for companies to stand out in today's marketplace," said Rob Gonzalez, co-founder and EVP of Strategic Marketing at Salsify.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Advertisers, agencies and social media combine to tackle online threat

    Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online. The Global Alliance for Responsible Media will also include media buying agencies from the major ad groups - WPP, IPG, Publicis, Omnicom and Dentsu - as well as the platform owners, the group said on Tuesday at the ad industry's annual gathering in Cannes, France. Luis Di Como, executive vice president of global media at Unilever, said it was the first time that all sides of the industry had come together to tackle a problem that had far reaching consequences for society.

  • Business Wire2 days ago

    WPP and iHeartMedia Launch ‘Project Listen’

    iHeartMedia, America’s leading audio company, and WPP (WPP), the creative transformation company, today announced the launch of Project Listen to develop next-generation insights, planning and creative capabilities in audio. The two companies will help brands better engage with consumers and win across all audio platforms: broadcast radio, digital streaming, podcasts, smart speakers and live events. Consumer listening is at an all-time high, according to new iHeartMedia research.

  • Business Wire2 days ago

    WPP Takes the Plastic Out of Wire & Plastic Products

    WPP (WPP) today announced a series of initiatives designed to ensure it is playing its part in tackling pollution from single-use plastics. The company will phase out single-use plastics in its premises by the end of the year. It will no longer buy or provide single-use plastics such as bottles, straws, cutlery and cups in any of its 3,000-plus agency offices and campuses worldwide.

  • Specter of Toxic Content Stalks Ad Industry’s Big Annual Party
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    Specter of Toxic Content Stalks Ad Industry’s Big Annual Party

    (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. and Google have come to dominate the beach front at the advertising industry’s biggest annual gathering in Cannes on the French Riviera, a sign of their ever-growing power in the world of marketing. This year, they face their toughest scrutiny yet.The tech giants have pulled billions of ad dollars away from traditional media as consumers flocked to their platforms. Now a proliferation of objectionable content on their sites threatens to taint the global brands that advertise there. So expect marketing managers to put Silicon Valley executives on the spot at Cannes Lions, a week of events, meetings, speeches and parties by the Mediterranean.The event starting Monday is the ad industry’s Oscars. Executives vie for awards for the most creative campaigns, sign deals and talk shop at lavish parties on the beach. Celebrities will add some glamor, from Grammy-award winner John Legend and film director Alfonso Cuaron to Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum with his jazz band.With the tech giants distracted by the problem of toxic content and concerns over data privacy, the traditional ad agency networks such as WPP Plc and Omnicom Group Inc. will be trying to reassert themselves and recoup marketing work lost in recent years to digital rivals and global consultancies Accenture Plc and Deloitte LLP.Here’s more of what to expect in Cannes:Tech Giants Under ScrutinyFacebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Google executive Matt Brittin and YouTube’s vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa Cecile Frot-Coutaz are due to speak. Marketing managers want to know what they’re doing about their brands showing up alongside fake news, a live-streamed shooting massacre on Facebook, images of self-harm on Instagram and pedophile commentary on YouTube.“It goes far beyond the direct implications for the brand. It’s actually, what are we funding? There’s much more of an appetite for these platforms to be engaging,” said Stephan Loerke, head of the World Federation of Advertisers, which represents 90 percent of the world’s marketing communication spend.Mad Men Fight BackThe global ad networks will try to regain their swagger after budget cuts at big brands and incursions by new rivals. London-based WPP, undergoing a reboot under new Chief Executive Officer Mark Read, will set up its first stand on the Cannes beach -- a spot typically occupied by companies like Facebook, Alphabet Inc. unit Google and Twitter Inc. -- in a nod to Read’s digital makeover of the ad network. Paris-based Publicis Groupe SA returns to Cannes after skipping last year’s event to spend the money building a new artificial intelligence platform.“We’ve had the year of slightly depressed navel-gazing and we’re going to move into the year of forward-looking, optimistic yet pragmatic problem solving,” said Jim Prior, CEO of Superunion, a brand agency owned by WPP. “It’s going to be sleeves rolled up, looking forward, let’s get on with this.”Climate ChangeHow does an industry whose job is to propel global consumption respond to panic over climate change and environmental destruction? The question is now unavoidable in light of the Extinction Rebellion movement, the international fame of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the Netflix documentary series “Our Planet.”“It’s moved from being a zealot’s concern to absolutely mainstream,” said Mark Lund, U.K. Group CEO of McCann Worldgroup, a creative agency owned by the Interpublic Group of Cos. “Brands would be stupid if they didn’t have some view on what it meant for them and their role in ameliorating the problem.”Creativity and DataCannes Lions started as a “festival of creativity” for people who make ads to share ideas and admire each other’s work. It’s morphed into a global event attended by over 10,000 people involved in every aspect of marketing, from data-crunchers who analyze consumer behavior to media buyers trading ad space. This year’s event seeks to bridge the creative and tech worlds to improve collaboration. It includes masterclasses from the likes of Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Inc. on how to use their data tools.“It hasn’t always been understood why bringing technology to Cannes is so important,” said Wenda Harris Millard, vice chairman of MediaLink, which is organizing the program. “The tech guys are also understanding that creativity only makes them better and more useful.”Sorrell ReturnsAfter a contentious exit from WPP in 2018, the company’s outspoken founder Martin Sorrell is busy expanding his new ad firm S4 Capital Plc and will be back in the Cannes spotlight. Sorrell retains his traditional Friday slot on the main stage, where he’ll be in conversation with Marian Goodell, chief executive officer of the Burning Man cultural organization. He’ll also be chatting with Accenture Interactive CEO Brian Whipple in an Irish pub. Sorrell is back on the acquisition trail, hunting for a data company to add to his nascent business.To contact the reporter on this story: Joe Mayes in London at jmayes9@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at rpenty@bloomberg.net, Thomas PfeifferFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Business Wire7 days ago

    WPP 2019 AGM Statement

    WPP (WPP) held its Annual General Meeting at noon on 12 June 2019 at the Purcell Room in London’s Southbank Centre. Throughout, the Board and the executive team have worked together closely to position the company for future success. Critically, there is also strong backing for the company’s direction and leadership among our own people.

  • PR Newswire8 days ago

    Grey New York Chosen As Agency Of Record For Lindt USA

    NEW YORK, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grey today announced that its Grey New York flagship office has been selected as the advertising agency-of-record for Lindt USA, whose brands rank number 1 in North America's premium chocolate segment.  The assignment follows a review. Lindt & Sprüngli operates 12 production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs more than 14,000 worldwide.

  • Reuters13 days ago

    FCA-Renault merger collapse a blow for Goldman and its alumni network - sources

    The collapse of merger talks between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles(FCA) and Renault marks a setback for a tight network of current and former Goldman Sachs' bankers who tried to convince the French political establishment to back the deal. Goldman Sachs had elbowed out FCA's house bank UBS , which was close to FCA's late Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, to lead on the deal for the Italian-U.S. carmaker.

  • What Does WPP plc’s (LON:WPP) 8.2% ROCE Say About The Business?
    Simply Wall St.13 days ago

    What Does WPP plc’s (LON:WPP) 8.2% ROCE Say About The Business?

    Today we are going to look at WPP plc (LON:WPP) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect...

  • Robert De Niro’s Bagel Caper
    Bloomberg20 days ago

    Robert De Niro’s Bagel Caper

    It was just an entertaining ad: Robert de Niro turns up as a gangster to pull off a Goodfellas-style heist. For all the programmatic data ad agencies use, the creative part still matters. Beancounters such as Accenture Plc, Deloitte Consulting LLC and Ernst & Young LLP have in recent years wrested business away from adland’s incumbents – WPP Plc, Publicis Groupe SA and Omnicom Group Inc. – because of their deep digital know-how. But if they are to grow further, they are going to need to think more seriously about expanding their creative offering, where they have scant presence right now.

  • How Good Is WPP plc (LON:WPP), When It Comes To ROE?
    Simply Wall St.28 days ago

    How Good Is WPP plc (LON:WPP), When It Comes To ROE?

    While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like...

  • Business Wirelast month

    WPP Finance 2010 Announces Results of its Tender Offer For Certain of its Dollar-Denominated Notes

    THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT QUALIFIED OR MAY HAVE QUALIFIED AS INSIDE INFORMATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION 596/2014.

  • Business Wirelast month

    WPP Finance 2010 Announces Pricing Pursuant to its Tender Offer For Certain of its Dollar-Denominated Notes

    NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (SEE “OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS” BELOW). THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT QUALIFIED OR MAY HAVE QUALIFIED AS INSIDE INFORMATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 7(1) OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014. Capitalised terms used in this announcement but not defined have the meaning given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

  • Business Wirelast month

    VodafoneZiggo Appoints WPP as Its Strategic Transformation Partner

    WPP (WPP) has been awarded VodafoneZiggo’s strategic marketing and communications brief, following a competitive pitch process. The newly established bespoke multi-disciplinary team, WPP Go One, will work together with VodafoneZiggo and act as the core leadership team for the company’s operations in the Netherlands as it continues to put customer experience at the centre of its marketing and communications activity. This creative, strategic partnership will be partly based onsite at the client and at Amsteldok, WPP’s recently opened campus in Amsterdam, which brings 15 agencies under one roof, giving clients easier access to the breadth and depth of WPP’s talent and expertise.

  • What Should Investors Know About WPP plc's (LON:WPP) Future?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    What Should Investors Know About WPP plc's (LON:WPP) Future?

    Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! The most recent earnings update WPP plc's (LON:WPP) released in December 2018 signalled...

  • Business Wirelast month

    BCW Expands Strategic Planning and Analytics Groups with Key New Hires

    BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, announced today that Johanna Skilling has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Planning, based in New York, and Jeffrey Cutler has joined as Executive Vice President, Analytics and Performance Media, based in Washington, D.C. Their hires underscore BCW’s commitment to helping clients solve tough business challenges through creative ideas informed by data and powered by technology.

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    WPP Finance 2010 Announces Any and all Tender Offer For Certain of its Dollar-Denominated Notes

    NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (SEE “OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS” BELOW). THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT QUALIFIED OR MAY HAVE QUALIFIED AS INSIDE INFORMATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 7(1) OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014. The Offer is being made upon, and is subject to, the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 1, 2019 (the “Offer to Purchase”).

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    WPP Co-Founds New Cross-Industry Global Program to Drive Sustained Growth for Clients

    WPP (WPP) today announced the formation of the cross-industry Institute for Real Growth (IRG), the first program of its kind to help Chief Marketing Officers and other senior business leaders to drive more effective growth strategies. The not-for-profit, independent Institute, co-founded by WPP with Facebook, Google, Kantar, LinkedIn, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS), Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and Spencer Stuart, aims to help organizations focus on sustained, long-term “real growth” by equipping leaders with best practice approaches to their strategy, structure, capability and leadership.

  • PR Newswire2 months ago

    Grey And Social Media Week Join Forces

    NEW YORK, April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grey and Social Media Week (SMW) have launched a unique, new partnership to help unlock the incredible wealth of insight captured within SMW conferences and community platforms.  With the industry at an inflection point, there has never been a more important time to reframe the power, promise and potential of social media, the focus is to arm brands worldwide with the intelligence they need to realize their creative potential. As part of the shared-value partnership, Grey will capture, distill and amplify the voice, community and content of the world's foremost social media intelligence platform. The agency will likewise augment its talent and creative efforts with SMW's core properties.

  • Should Value Investors Buy WPP PLC (WPP) Stock?
    Zacks2 months ago

    Should Value Investors Buy WPP PLC (WPP) Stock?

    Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    WPP First Quarter 2019 Trading Update

    Guidance for 2019 unchanged

  • PR Newswire2 months ago

    Charity Creates Line Of Baby Products For Newborns Withdrawing From Heroin And Opioids

    New Baby Company Opi's Sheds Light on Shortfall of Treatment for Expecting Mothers Addicted to Opioids, Raises Funds to Close Gap NEW YORK , April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 15 minutes a baby is born ...

  • WPP Is Still a Buy
    GuruFocus.com2 months ago

    WPP Is Still a Buy

    The leader in global advertising is undervalued and offers an incredible yield