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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: WPP plc, WPPGY

WPP plc, WPPGY is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Advertising Agencies in the sector of Services. Based in United Kingdom, WPP plc, WPPGY  has a market cap of 30552.02. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, WPP plc, WPPGY performance year to date is 3.01%. Today WPP plc, WPPGY has gained -1.38%, with a current price of 116.11.

Ownership of the company is 2.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 4.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 73.80%. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 10.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, WPP plc, WPPGY is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.63. While Total debt/equity is 0.75. With a profit margin of 6.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 85.70%, and operating margin of 10.60%. WPP plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year WPP plc, WPPGY has seen a EPS growth of 9.70%. A performance for the year of 15.29%. The 52-week high is -4.48%, and the 52-week low is 23.54%. The average volume for WPP plc, WPPGY is 71700.

With a target price of 133.39, can WPP plc, WPPGY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of WPP plc, WPPGY. WPP plc has a P/E of 27.17 and a forward P/E of 70.8. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.56. WPP plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.78 and 2.63 respectively. For P/cash, WPP plc has a value of *TBA, while it is 30.16 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 116.11, WPP plc has a dividend yield of 2.94%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term WPP plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 9.70% for this year and for the last five years a 14.00% growth has been seen.

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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