WPPGF - WPP plc

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12.65
+0.20 (+1.61%)
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Previous Close12.45
Open12.65
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range12.65 - 12.65
52 Week Range9.95 - 15.31
Volume1,825
Avg. Volume1,047
Market Cap16.193B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.02
PE Ratio (TTM)6.40
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.74 (5.97%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-10-03
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Financial Times

    Sorrell departs as Man Group faces boardroom shake-up

    Man Group, the world’s largest listed hedge fund group, is facing boardroom upheaval with one director resigning and the chairman considering quitting. Jonathan Sorrell, president and an executive director, has stepped down from the board ahead of moving to a new employer, Man said on Wednesday. Mr Sorrell is expected to take up a senior role in the asset management industry in London, said a person with knowledge of the situation.

  • Financial Times

    Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital expects to double in size by 2021

    Martin Sorrell’s digital marketing venture S4 Capital said it was on track to double in size organically by 2021 as it reported a jump in billings in the first half of the year. Sir Martin set up the venture in May 2018 just a month after being forced out of WPP, the advertising group he founded three decades earlier, following accusations of misconduct. “There is a long way to go before we’ll get worried,” he added, highlighting how S4’s strong growth had benefited from its “small beginnings”.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of WPP.L earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-19 8:30am GMT

    Half Year 2019 WPP PLC Earnings Presentation

  • WPP plc (WPP) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    WPP plc (WPP) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    WPP earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • Reuters

    PRESS DIGEST- British Business - July 1

    The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Jaguar Land Rover is expected to reveal this week that it will build an all-electric version of its XJ luxury saloon at its Castle Bromwich factory in Birmingham. Advertising giant WPP Plc is selling its stake in the sports marketing agency Chime to help cut its hefty debt pile.

  • Moody's

    Omnicom Finance Holdings plc -- Moody's assigns Baa1 rating to Omnicom Finance's new sr unsecured euro notes

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Baa1 rating to Omnicom Finance Holdings plc's ("Omnicom Finance") proposed senior unsecured euro notes offering targeting 8 to 12 year maturities of up to €1 billion (USD1.14 billion equivalent). Omnicom Finance is domiciled in London, UK and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc. ("Omnicom" or the "company"). Omnicom's Baa1 long-term debt rating and stable outlook remain unchanged.

  • Moody's

    Omnicom Group, Inc. -- Moody's assigns Baa1 rating to Omnicom Finance's new sr unsecured euro notes

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Baa1 rating to Omnicom Finance Holdings plc's ("Omnicom Finance") proposed senior unsecured euro notes offering targeting 8 to 12 year maturities of up to E1 billion (USD1.14 billion equivalent). Omnicom Finance is domiciled in London, UK and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc. ("Omnicom" or the "company"). Omnicom's Baa1 long-term debt rating and stable outlook remain unchanged.

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

    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.

  • Robert De Niro’s Bagel Caper
    Bloomberg

    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.