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Is WPP plc(NASDAQ: WPPGY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. WPP plc (NASDAQ: WPPGY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. WPP plc is in the Advertising Agencies industry and Services sector. Average volume for WPP plc, is 112.16, and so far today it has a volume of 64700. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is -3.81%.

To help you determine whether WPP plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.01 and forward P/E is 22.44. PEG perhaps more useful shows that WPP plc has a value for PEG of 1.79. P/S ratio is 1.74 and the P/B ratio is 2.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.94 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price WPP plc is trading at, 108.43 (1.09% today), WPP plc has a dividend yield of 3.08%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.54% after growing 9.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.60%, and 131.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 253.65, and the number of shares float is 249.08. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.80%, and institutional ownership is at 4.80%. The float short is 0.10%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.23. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 10.50%.

The ability for WPP plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.61 and total debt/equity is 0.73. In terms of margins, WPP plc has a gross margin of 86.00%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and WPP plc has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -8.64%, with 15.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.55% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.92%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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