WPP.L - WPP plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
1,366.00
-7.00 (-0.51%)
At close: 5:05PM BST
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Previous Close1,373.00
Open1,387.00
Bid1,350.00 x 593300
Ask1,395.00 x 208500
Day's Range1,355.00 - 1,387.00
52 Week Range1,345.00 - 1,928.07
Volume3,789,564
Avg. Volume5,790,763
Market Cap17.28B
Beta1.26
PE Ratio (TTM)10.04
EPS (TTM)136.1
Earnings DateAug 21, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
Forward Dividend & Yield0.96 (5.19%)
Ex-Dividend Date2017-06-08
1y Target Est1,726.81
  • Reuters4 days ago

    WPP hit by problems at rival Publicis and client Unilever

    Shares in WPP (WPP.L) 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 (PUBP.PA) posted third-quarter sales below forecasts and said the market remained challenging, sending its shares down 7 percent.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    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 ...

  • Reuters6 days ago

    Bain defends Asatsu-DK bid as shareholder opposition grows

    HONG KONG/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital defended its $1.35 billion (£1 billion) offer to buy Asatsu-DK Inc (9747.T) 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. Asatsu-DK's two largest shareholders, global advertising giant WPP (WPP.L) and London-based fund manager Silchester International, have also said the offer significantly undervalues the company and they have called for competing bids.

  • Reuters6 days ago

    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
    Bloomberg6 days ago

    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 ...

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] NY attorney-general probes Deloitte over cyber attack

    New York state's attorney-general is investigating Deloitte over a cyber attack disclosed by the accounting firm last month even as it peddled expert advice on cyber security. The investigation comes one ...

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] WPP steps up criticism of ADK board over sale to Bain

    WPP has hit back at its long-term Japanese partner's defence of a planned sale to Bain Capital, in a statement that questions whether board members at Japan's third largest advertising agency have prioritised ...

  • WPP objects to Bain's offer for Japan's Asatsu-DK
    Reuters12 days ago

    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.

  • Reuters18 days ago

    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 plot to topple her. A quarterly meeting with businesses including HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Vodafone and WPP to discuss Brexit will go ahead on Monday as usual, a spokeswoman for May's office said. "The Business Advisory Council is an important part of our preparations for leaving the EU – allowing us to seek the views of experienced business leaders and to share with them the government’s vision for a successful Brexit," May said in an emailed statement.

  • Bain bid for Japan ad agency Asatsu-DK too low - shareholder Silchester
    Reuters19 days 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 Journal20 days 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.

  • This Japan Ad Agency Has More Juice
    Bloomberg21 days ago

    This Japan Ad Agency Has More Juice

    Bain's $1.3 billion offer for Asatsu-DK looks cheap.

  • Bain aims to buy Japan advertising agency Asatsu-DK for $1.4 billion
    Reuters21 days ago

    Bain aims to buy Japan advertising agency Asatsu-DK for $1.4 billion

    U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy Japan's third-largest advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc (9747.T), for 152 billion yen (1.01 billion pounds)in one of the largest buyouts in Japan this year, it said on Monday. Bain plans to buy all of Asatsu-DK's shares from existing holders, including top shareholder WPP (WPP.L), for 3,660 yen a share, a 15.4 percent premium over Monday's close. The private equity firm said it would launch a tender offer on Tuesday and plans to delist the company.

  • Is WPP plc’s (LSE:WPP) PE Ratio A Signal To Buy For Investors?
    Simply Wall St.24 days ago

    Is WPP plc’s (LSE:WPP) PE Ratio A Signal To Buy For Investors?

    WPP plc (LSE:WPP) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 9.9x, which is lower than the industry average of 24x. While WPP might seem like an attractive stock toRead More...

  • Reuterslast month

    North America ad spending growth tops Europe amid slowdown in UK - Zenith

    Growth in North American advertising spending in 2017 is being lifted by Canada's buoyant economy and is outpacing growth in Western and Central Europe where Britain's political and economic uncertainty has weighed, a leading forecaster said. Zenith, owned by France's Publicis, forecast growth of 3.6 percent in North American advertising spending in 2017 and an average of 3.4 percent a year 2019. A slowdown in Britain would drag down spending growth in Western and Central Europe to 2 percent in 2017 from 3.9 percent last year, Zenith said, adding it expected average annual growth in the region of 2.6 percent to 2019.

  • Forbeslast month

    3 FTSE 100 Dividend Shares Looking Seriously Undervalued Right Now

    There are plenty of handsome income shares across the Footie that can be picked up for a song. Here I am looking at three of the best.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 months ago

    [$$] WPP Invests $5 Million in Podcasting Startup Gimlet

    Advertising company WPP PLC said Wednesday that it will acquire a minority stake in U.S. podcasting company Gimlet Media Inc. for $5 million.

  • European stocks rise as geopolitical worries subside; Dax up 0.73%
    Investing.com2 months ago

    European stocks rise as geopolitical worries subside; Dax up 0.73%

    Investing.com - European stocks opened higher on Wednesday, as concerns over tensions between North Korea and the U.S. began to subside and demand for the riskier assets found fresh support.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 months ago

    Ad Giants Are Under Pressure to Streamline Complex Structures

    Disappointing results from ad holding companies like WPP have shed a light on the pressure agencies are facing to evolve their existing structures.