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.

WPPGY was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 148.3, implying potential capital gains of 46.44 percent. The minimum price target given was 99.52, implying potential capital losses of -1.73 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.25 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.92 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WPPGY's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.48 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WPPGY is 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 below the high. WPPGY has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.