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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 132.28, and so far today it has a volume of 220600. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 4.16%.

To help you determine whether WPP plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.69 and forward P/E is 71.81. PEG perhaps more useful shows that WPP plc has a value for PEG of 2.61. P/S ratio is 1.8 and the P/B ratio is 2.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 30.52 respectively.

At the current price WPP plc is trading at, 117.41 (1.33% today), WPP plc has a dividend yield of 2.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 73.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.24, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.60% after growing 9.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -64.80%, and 7.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 261.25, and the number of shares float is 248.77. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.80%, and institutional ownership is at 4.90%. The float short is 0.12%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.18. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 10.30%.

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 0.63 and total debt/equity is 0.75. In terms of margins, WPP plc has a gross margin of 85.70%, with its operating margin at 10.60%, and WPP plc has a profit margin of 6.50%.

The 52 week high is -3.26%, with 24.92% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.18%.

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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