Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP) Share Price

Media stories about WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPP plc American Depositary Shares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9544528803372 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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A number of research firms have weighed in on WPP. Pivotal Research upgraded WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 27th. Goldman Sachs restated a “neutral” rating on shares of WPP plc American Depositary Shares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. HSBC cut WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Bank of America cut WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $107.00.

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE WPP) traded down $1.84 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $80.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 200,160 shares, compared to its average volume of 264,673. WPP plc American Depositary Shares has a 52-week low of $80.04 and a 52-week high of $113.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a $2.566 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

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WPP plc American Depositary Shares Company Profile

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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