Analyst Ratings for WPP PLC ADR (WPPGY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering WPP PLC ADR (NASDAQ:WPPGY) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for WPPGY last month.

A buy rating was issued by 17 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WPPGY. The highest price target was 148.3, implying a possible profit of 46.44 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 99.52, implying potential capital losses of -1.73 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.25 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.92 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WPPGY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 16.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WPPGY has a PEG ratio of 0.88.

WPPGY has traded between a high of 121.55 and a low of 99.94 over the past year. Today's price is 1.33 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.68 percent lower than its 52-week high. WPPGY has a P/E ratio of 14.42. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WPPGY value stock report compares WPPGY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WPPGY is $25.74 billion. WPPGY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.