Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for WPP (WPP)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for WPP (LON: WPP):

  • 3/8/2019 – WPP was given a new GBX 1,150 ($15.03) price target on by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 3/5/2019 – WPP had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 980 ($12.81) to GBX 1,000 ($13.07). They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 3/4/2019 – WPP had its “reduce” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 800 ($10.45) price target on the stock.
  • 3/4/2019 – WPP had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from GBX 960 ($12.54) to GBX 1,015 ($13.26). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 3/4/2019 – WPP had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 1,010 ($13.20) price target on the stock.
  • 3/1/2019 – WPP had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 1,070 ($13.98) to GBX 1,090 ($14.24). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 3/1/2019 – WPP was given a new GBX 905 ($11.83) price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 3/1/2019 – WPP had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a GBX 900 ($11.76) price target on the stock.
  • 2/28/2019 – WPP had its price target lowered by analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 1,375 ($17.97) to GBX 1,290 ($16.86). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/27/2019 – WPP had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a GBX 1,150 ($15.03) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 1,175 ($15.35).
  • 2/25/2019 – WPP was upgraded by analysts at Shore Capital to a “buy” rating.
  • 2/19/2019 – WPP had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 1/30/2019 – WPP had its price target lowered by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from GBX 1,020 ($13.33) to GBX 960 ($12.54). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2019 – WPP had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Societe Generale. They now have a GBX 1,520 ($19.86) price target on the stock.
  • 1/14/2019 – WPP was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 905 ($11.83) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 1,038 ($13.56).

Shares of LON WPP opened at GBX 858.80 ($11.22) on Friday. Wpp Plc has a fifty-two week low of GBX 1,121.44 ($14.65) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 1,774 ($23.18).

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 37.30 ($0.49) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.31%. This is an increase from WPP’s previous dividend of $22.70.



In related news, insider Mark Read sold 12,823 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 856 ($11.19), for a total transaction of £109,764.88 ($143,427.26).

WPP plc provides various communications services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; and Branding Consulting, Health & Wellness and Specialist Communications. The Advertising and Media Investment Management segment provides advertising services; and media planning and buying, and specialist sponsorship, and branded entertainment services.

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