News articles about WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPP plc American Depositary Shares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0676355547837 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
WPP has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Pivotal Research raised WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley cut WPP plc American Depositary Shares from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. ValuEngine cut WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Macquarie cut WPP plc American Depositary Shares from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $116.00.
Shares of WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) traded up $0.49 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $94.51. The stock had a trading volume of 289,224 shares, compared to its average volume of 230,636. WPP plc American Depositary Shares has a twelve month low of $82.44 and a twelve month high of $119.12. 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 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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