Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.16

Headlines about Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wpp Plc earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.1834765163245 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

WPPGY has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Wpp Plc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Pivotal Research raised Wpp Plc from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Wpp Plc from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $116.00.

Shares of Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) opened at $82.64 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. Wpp Plc has a 12-month low of $82.44 and a 12-month high of $119.12.

Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The business services provider reported $3.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.02. analysts anticipate that Wpp Plc will post 7.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 6th. Investors of record on Friday, October 6th were paid a $1.4532 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 5th. This represents a yield of 3.15%.

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About Wpp Plc

WPP PLC is a parent company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of communications and marketing services worldwide. The Company has four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Consumer Insight (formerly Information, Insight & Consultancy); Public Relations & Public Affairs, and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications, which includes WPP Digital and direct, digital, promotional and relationship marketing.

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