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How to buy WPP stock

Learn how to easily invest in WPP stock.

WPP plc
- $0.01 ( - 0.01%)

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 104,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in WPP

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – WPP – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  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 stock price (NYSE: WPP)

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WPP shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$80.85
52-week range$50.49 - $81.89
50-day moving average $74.30
200-day moving average $69.41
Wall St. target price$71.80
PE ratio 29.2165
Dividend yield $0.265 (2.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.80

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Is it a good time to buy WPP stock?

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WPP price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $80.85 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -0.99%
1 month (2021-12-22) 9.02%
3 months (2021-10-22) 23.17%
6 months (2021-07-22) 23.95%
1 year (2021-01-22) 49.50%
2 years (2020-01-22) 22.13%
3 years (2019-01-22) 41.82%
5 years (2017-01-20) 113.62

Is WPP stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 29x. In other words, WPP shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 1.6824. 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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a WPP's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

WPP financials

Revenue TTM $12.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.57%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.28%
Return on equity TTM 10.51%
Profit margin 3.99%
Book value $18.53
Market capitalisation $18.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

WPP share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 6.44% of net profits

Recently WPP has paid out, on average, around 6.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WPP shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WPP's case, that would currently equate to about $0.265 per share.

While WPP's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that WPP is investing more in its future growth.

WPP's most recent dividend payout was on 31 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

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 $50.4855 up to $81.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WPP.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 1.2975. 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, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the 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 planning and creation of marketing and branding campaigns; design and production of advertisements across all media; and provision of media buying services, including strategy and business development, media investment, data and technology, and content. The company also 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. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of WPP is owned by institutions?
Currently 3.997% of WPP shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for WPP?
Latest data suggests 104,000 work at WPP.
When does the fiscal year end for WPP?
WPP's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is WPP based?
WPP's address is: Sea Containers, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9GL
What is WPP's ISIN number?
WPP's international securities identification number is: US92937A1025
What is WPP's CUSIP number?
WPP's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 929309300

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