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How to buy WPP stock

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WPP plc is an advertising agencies business based in the US. WPP shares (WPP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WPP employs 99,830 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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WPP share price

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WPP shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$31.20 - $68.34
50-day moving average $64.60
200-day moving average $54.51
Wall St. target price$53.40
PE ratio 6.4714
Dividend yield $0.24 (0.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.89

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Is it a good time to buy WPP stock?

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Is WPP under- or over-valued?

Valuing WPP stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WPP's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

WPP's P/E ratio

WPP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, WPP shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

WPP's PEG ratio

WPP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9776. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into WPP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WPP financials

Revenue TTM $12 billion
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.77%
Return on equity TTM -43%
Profit margin -24.72%
Book value $19.79
Market capitalisation $16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WPP shares

There are currently 295,083 WPP shares held short by investors – that's known as WPP's "short interest". This figure is 24.5% up from 237,096 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting WPP shares can be evaluated.

WPP's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WPP's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WPP shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WPP shares traded daily (recently around 115718.82352941). WPP's SIR currently stands at 2.55. In other words for every 100,000 WPP shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2550 shares are currently held short.

However WPP's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WPP shares, or, against the total number of tradable WPP shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WPP's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WPP shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WPP shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against WPP.

Find out more about how you can short WPP stock.

WPP share dividends

We're not expecting WPP to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have WPP's shares ever split?

WPP's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 November 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WPP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WPP shares which in turn could have impacted WPP's share price.

WPP share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WPP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.2044 up to $68.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WPP.US volatility(beta: 1.33)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while WPP's is 1.3267. This would suggest that WPP's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

WPP overview

WPP plc, a creative transformation company, provides communications, experience, commerce, and technology services in North America, the United Kingdom, Western Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. The company operates through three segments: Global Integrated Agencies, Public Relations, and Specialist Agencies. It engages in the business of planning and creation of marketing and branding campaigns; designs advertisements across all media; and provides media buying services including strategy and business development, media investment, and data, technology and content. The company provides advises to clients who are seeking to communicate with a range of stakeholders from consumers to governments and the business and financial communities. WPP plc was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. .

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