News articles about Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wpp Plc earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.474895090722 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on WPPGY shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wpp Plc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Wpp Plc from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of Wpp Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BNP Paribas lowered shares of Wpp Plc from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Wpp Plc from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Wpp Plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $121.50.

Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) opened at 91.76 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $92.30 and its 200 day moving average is $102.64. Wpp Plc has a 1-year low of $89.40 and a 1-year high of $119.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $23.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.22 and a beta of 1.20.

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, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.02. Analysts predict that Wpp Plc will post $9.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 6th. Investors of record on Friday, October 6th will be given a dividend of $1.4532 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th.

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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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