Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP) Share Price

News headlines about WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WPP plc American Depositary Shares earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9465642623623 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

WPP plc American Depositary Shares (NYSE:WPP) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $91.10. The company had a trading volume of 131,777 shares, compared to its average volume of 152,080. WPP plc American Depositary Shares has a fifty-two week low of $82.44 and a fifty-two week high of $119.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.96.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on WPP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Morgan Stanley downgraded WPP plc American Depositary Shares from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Pivotal Research upgraded WPP plc American Depositary Shares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $116.00.

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About WPP plc American Depositary Shares

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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