News coverage about Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wpp Plc earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.1834765163245 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Pivotal Research upgraded Wpp Plc from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub downgraded Wpp Plc from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Wpp Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wpp Plc from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Wpp Plc from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Wpp Plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $116.00.

Wpp Plc (NASDAQ:WPPGY) opened at $87.09 on Tuesday. 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 one year low of $85.06 and a one year high of $119.12.

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

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 6th were paid a $1.4532 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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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