Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom WPP PLC https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom WPP PLC RSS feed en Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:21:00 +0000 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) WPP sales decline improves, though not in China https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/932682/wpp-sales-decline-improves-though-not-in-china-932682.html Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:24:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/932682/wpp-sales-decline-improves-though-not-in-china-932682.html Is WPP a buy? Not according to one leading bank https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/928108/is-wpp-a-buy-not-according-to-one-leading-bank-928108.html Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:06:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/928108/is-wpp-a-buy-not-according-to-one-leading-bank-928108.html WPP restarts dividend on assumption worst of the economic turmoil is over https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/927675/wpp-restarts-dividend-on-assumption-worst-of-the-economic-turmoil-is-over-927675.html Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:04:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/927675/wpp-restarts-dividend-on-assumption-worst-of-the-economic-turmoil-is-over-927675.html Goldman Sachs upgrades WPP to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’ after highlighting client wins in May https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/922119/goldman-sachs-upgrades-wpp-to-buy-from-neutral-after-highlighting-client-wins-in-may-922119.html Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:50:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/922119/goldman-sachs-upgrades-wpp-to-buy-from-neutral-after-highlighting-client-wins-in-may-922119.html Advertising industry set for V-shaped recovery to boost WPP and ITV, say Citi analysts https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/920838/advertising-industry-set-for-v-shaped-recovery-to-boost-wpp-and-itv-say-citi-analysts-920838.html Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:02:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/920838/advertising-industry-set-for-v-shaped-recovery-to-boost-wpp-and-itv-say-citi-analysts-920838.html WPP revenue drops by 10% in March as coronavirus pandemic affects all areas https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/918372/wpp-revenue-drops-by-10-in-march--as-coronavirus-pandemic-affects-all-areas-918372.html Wed, 29 Apr 2020 06:37:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/918372/wpp-revenue-drops-by-10-in-march--as-coronavirus-pandemic-affects-all-areas-918372.html WPP shelves buyback and dividend as ad cancellations stack up https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/916187/wpp-shelves-buyback-and-dividend-as-ad-cancellations-stack-up-916187.html Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/916187/wpp-shelves-buyback-and-dividend-as-ad-cancellations-stack-up-916187.html WPP whipped as transformation fails to prevent year-end slump https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/913827/wpp-whipped-as-transformation-fails-to-prevent-year-end-slump-913827.html Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:04:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/913827/wpp-whipped-as-transformation-fails-to-prevent-year-end-slump-913827.html FTSE 100 closes slightly in red as Brexit uncertainty rumbles on https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/905623/ftse-100-closes-slightly-in-red-as-brexit-uncertainty-rumbles-on-905623.html Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:06:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/905623/ftse-100-closes-slightly-in-red-as-brexit-uncertainty-rumbles-on-905623.html WPP maintains expectations of full-year decline despite returning to growth in Q3 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/905628/wpp-maintains-expectations-of-full-year-decline-despite-returning-to-growth-in-q3-905628.html Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:47:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/905628/wpp-maintains-expectations-of-full-year-decline-despite-returning-to-growth-in-q3-905628.html WPP expectations low after rival's warning; Barclays to deliver Q3 update https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/905553/wpp-expectations-low-after-rival-s-warning-barclays-to-deliver-q3-update-905553.html Fri, 25 Oct 2019 05:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/905553/wpp-expectations-low-after-rival-s-warning-barclays-to-deliver-q3-update-905553.html Sainsbury's loses Argos boss to WPP https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/903865/sainsbury-s-loses-argos-boss-to-wpp-903865.html Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:01:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/903865/sainsbury-s-loses-argos-boss-to-wpp-903865.html WPP revenues return to growth in second quarter but profits slammed by one-offs https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/900433/wpp-revenues-return-to-growth-in-second-quarter-but-profits-slammed-by-one-offs-900433.html Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:22:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/900433/wpp-revenues-return-to-growth-in-second-quarter-but-profits-slammed-by-one-offs-900433.html WPP to return £1bn to shareholders from £3.2bn sale of Kantar stake https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/223803/wpp-to-return-1bn-to-shareholders-from-32bn-sale-of-kantar-stake-223803.html Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:15:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/223803/wpp-to-return-1bn-to-shareholders-from-32bn-sale-of-kantar-stake-223803.html WPP in exclusive talks to sell Kantar stake to Bain Capital https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/223191/wpp-in-exclusive-talks-to-sell-kantar-stake-to-bain-capital-223191.html Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:50:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/223191/wpp-in-exclusive-talks-to-sell-kantar-stake-to-bain-capital-223191.html WPP sells stake in Chime for £54mln as it seeks to streamline business https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/223126/wpp-sells-stake-in-chime-for-54mln-as-it-seeks-to-streamline-business-223126.html Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:48:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/223126/wpp-sells-stake-in-chime-for-54mln-as-it-seeks-to-streamline-business-223126.html WPP sells majority stake in post-production firm The Farm https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/222591/wpp-sells-majority-stake-in-post-production-firm-the-farm-222591.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:29:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/222591/wpp-sells-majority-stake-in-post-production-firm-the-farm-222591.html WPP repeats full-year guidance as it carries out strategy under new boss https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/221981/wpp-repeats-full-year-guidance-as-it-carries-out-strategy-under-new-boss-221981.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:48:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/221981/wpp-repeats-full-year-guidance-as-it-carries-out-strategy-under-new-boss-221981.html WPP due some relief as large advertisers step up marketing efforts, says Goldman Sachs https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/221384/wpp-due-some-relief-as-large-advertisers-step-up-marketing-efforts-says-goldman-sachs-221384.html Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:05:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/221384/wpp-due-some-relief-as-large-advertisers-step-up-marketing-efforts-says-goldman-sachs-221384.html WPP ‘not getting any worse’, and that’s good enough for Barclays https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/219260/wpp-not-getting-any-worse-and-thats-good-enough-for-barclays-219260.html Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:30:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/219260/wpp-not-getting-any-worse-and-thats-good-enough-for-barclays-219260.html WPP reaffirms 2019 guidance although first-quarter like-for-like sales drop due to "significant" US client losses https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/219164/wpp-reaffirms-2019-guidance-although-first-quarter-like-for-like-sales-drop-due-to--significant--us-client-losses-219164.html Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:47:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/219164/wpp-reaffirms-2019-guidance-although-first-quarter-like-for-like-sales-drop-due-to--significant--us-client-losses-219164.html WPP lifted as Deutsche Bank says expectations now “so low” delivery of guidance would be enough for price rise https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/217632/wpp-lifted-as-deutsche-bank-says-expectations-now-so-low-delivery-of-guidance-would-be-enough-for-price-rise-217632.html Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:29:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/217632/wpp-lifted-as-deutsche-bank-says-expectations-now-so-low-delivery-of-guidance-would-be-enough-for-price-rise-217632.html WPP brings in Microsoft UK boss as it takes the fight to online heavyweights https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/216278/wpp-brings-in-microsoft-uk-boss-as-it-takes-the-fight-to-online-heavyweights-216278.html Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/216278/wpp-brings-in-microsoft-uk-boss-as-it-takes-the-fight-to-online-heavyweights-216278.html WPP shares jump on better-than-expected outlook after tough year https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/215589/wpp-shares-jump-on-better-than-expected-outlook-after-tough-year-215589.html Fri, 01 Mar 2019 11:19:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/215589/wpp-shares-jump-on-better-than-expected-outlook-after-tough-year-215589.html WPP shares jump as new boss unveils fresh strategy to turn around business https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/210938/wpp-shares-jump-as-new-boss-unveils-fresh-strategy-to-turn-around-business-210938.html Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:47:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/210938/wpp-shares-jump-as-new-boss-unveils-fresh-strategy-to-turn-around-business-210938.html Deutsche Bank cuts target price for WPP as advertising agencies continue market malaise https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/209570/deutsche-bank-cuts-target-price-for-wpp-as-advertising-agencies-continue-market-malaise-209570.html Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:05:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/209570/deutsche-bank-cuts-target-price-for-wpp-as-advertising-agencies-continue-market-malaise-209570.html Liberum chops target price, estimates for WPP after disappointing third-quarter numbers but keeps ‘buy’ https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207843/liberum-chops-target-price-estimates-for-wpp-after-disappointing-third-quarter-numbers-but-keeps-buy-207843.html Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:45:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207843/liberum-chops-target-price-estimates-for-wpp-after-disappointing-third-quarter-numbers-but-keeps-buy-207843.html WPP posts sharp drop in third quarter trading, cuts guidance as new boss unveils more disposal plans https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207819/wpp-posts-sharp-drop-in-third-quarter-trading-cuts-guidance-as-new-boss-unveils-more-disposal-plans-207819.html Thu, 25 Oct 2018 08:20:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207819/wpp-posts-sharp-drop-in-third-quarter-trading-cuts-guidance-as-new-boss-unveils-more-disposal-plans-207819.html WPP's price target cut by Credit Suisse after "a string of account losses" https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207661/wpp-s-price-target-cut-by-credit-suisse-after-a-string-of-account-losses--207661.html Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:51:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207661/wpp-s-price-target-cut-by-credit-suisse-after-a-string-of-account-losses--207661.html WPP said to be in advanced talks to buy FT's London HQ for £93mln https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207209/wpp-said-to-be-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-ft-s-london-hq-for-93mln-207209.html Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:48:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207209/wpp-said-to-be-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-ft-s-london-hq-for-93mln-207209.html WPP loses lead-creative role at Ford Motor Company https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/206651/wpp-loses-lead-creative-role-at-ford-motor-company-206651.html Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:10:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/206651/wpp-loses-lead-creative-role-at-ford-motor-company-206651.html New WPP boss Mark Read has 'work cut out' as pre-tax profit drops 6.7% https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/310324/new-wpp-boss-mark-read-has-work-cut-out-as-pre-tax-profit-drops-67-10324.html Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:13:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/310324/new-wpp-boss-mark-read-has-work-cut-out-as-pre-tax-profit-drops-67-10324.html WPP drops on margin worries after modest rise in first-half revenue; new boss to set out strategy by year-end https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204104/wpp-drops-on-margin-worries-after-modest-rise-in-first-half-revenue-new-boss-to-set-out-strategy-by-year-end-204104.html Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204104/wpp-drops-on-margin-worries-after-modest-rise-in-first-half-revenue-new-boss-to-set-out-strategy-by-year-end-204104.html WPP appoints Mark Read as CEO with immediate effect, filling void left by Martin Sorrell’s departure https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204039/wpp-appoints-mark-read-as-ceo-with-immediate-effect-filling-void-left-by-martin-sorrells-departure-204039.html Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:20:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204039/wpp-appoints-mark-read-as-ceo-with-immediate-effect-filling-void-left-by-martin-sorrells-departure-204039.html WPP expected to name current joint chief operating officer Mark Read as CEO to replace exited founder Sorrell https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/203969/wpp-expected-to-name-current-joint-chief-operating-officer-mark-read-as-ceo-to-replace-exited-founder-sorrell-203969.html Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:35:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/203969/wpp-expected-to-name-current-joint-chief-operating-officer-mark-read-as-ceo-to-replace-exited-founder-sorrell-203969.html WPP could sell minority stake in Chinese unit to two of the country’s biggest conglomerates, Alibaba and Tencent https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201292/wpp-could-sell-minority-stake-in-chinese-unit-to-two-of-the-countrys-biggest-conglomerates-alibaba-and-tencent-201292.html Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:23:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201292/wpp-could-sell-minority-stake-in-chinese-unit-to-two-of-the-countrys-biggest-conglomerates-alibaba-and-tencent-201292.html Sorrell wins €300mln bidding war with ex-employer WPP for MediaMonks https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200451/sorrell-wins-300mln-bidding-war-with-ex-employer-wpp-for-mediamonks-200451.html Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:45:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200451/sorrell-wins-300mln-bidding-war-with-ex-employer-wpp-for-mediamonks-200451.html WPP warns Martin Sorrell against launching rival bid for Dutch firm MediaMonks https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200179/wpp-warns-martin-sorrell-against-launching-rival-bid-for-dutch-firm-mediamonks-200179.html Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:32:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200179/wpp-warns-martin-sorrell-against-launching-rival-bid-for-dutch-firm-mediamonks-200179.html Martin Sorrell goes head-to-head with WPP in £180mln bidding war for MediaMonks https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200136/martin-sorrell-goes-head-to-head-with-wpp-in-180mln-bidding-war-for-mediamonks-200136.html Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:46:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200136/martin-sorrell-goes-head-to-head-with-wpp-in-180mln-bidding-war-for-mediamonks-200136.html Martin Sorrell 'in talks' to buy MediaMonks in first acquisition since leaving WPP as CEO https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200042/martin-sorrell-in-talks-to-buy-mediamonks-in-first-acquisition-since-leaving-wpp-as-ceo-200042.html Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:55:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200042/martin-sorrell-in-talks-to-buy-mediamonks-in-first-acquisition-since-leaving-wpp-as-ceo-200042.html WPP ticking all the boxes as a "Dividends don't lie" stock https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/279836/wpp-ticking-all-the-boxes-as-a-dividends-don-t-lie-stock-29836.html Mon, 02 Jul 2018 06:10:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/279836/wpp-ticking-all-the-boxes-as-a-dividends-don-t-lie-stock-29836.html Former WPP boss Sorrell calls for investigation into leak on personal misconduct claims https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/199331/former-wpp-boss-sorrell-calls-for-investigation-into-leak-on-personal-misconduct-claims-199331.html Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:29:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/199331/former-wpp-boss-sorrell-calls-for-investigation-into-leak-on-personal-misconduct-claims-199331.html WPP issues upbeat AGM statement as 27% of its investors fail to back pay report over Sorrell options https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198793/wpp-issues-upbeat-agm-statement-as-27-of-its-investors-fail-to-back-pay-report-over-sorrell-options-198793.html Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:25:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198793/wpp-issues-upbeat-agm-statement-as-27-of-its-investors-fail-to-back-pay-report-over-sorrell-options-198793.html WPP AGM could be a feisty affair, with more than a quarter of investors reported to have voted against pay report https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198693/wpp-agm-could-be-a-feisty-affair-with-more-than-a-quarter-of-investors-reported-to-have-voted-against-pay-report-198693.html Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:42:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198693/wpp-agm-could-be-a-feisty-affair-with-more-than-a-quarter-of-investors-reported-to-have-voted-against-pay-report-198693.html Berenberg cuts WPP to ‘sell’ as it expects the ad giant’s situation “to get worse before it gets better” https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198279/berenberg-cuts-wpp-to-sell-as-it-expects-the-ad-giants-situation-to-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-198279.html Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:30:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198279/berenberg-cuts-wpp-to-sell-as-it-expects-the-ad-giants-situation-to-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-198279.html Life after Sorrell: WPP up as it posts above-forecast first-quarter net sales, repeats full-year guidance https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/196022/life-after-sorrell-wpp-up-as-it-posts-above-forecast-first-quarter-net-sales-repeats-full-year-guidance-196022.html Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:45:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/196022/life-after-sorrell-wpp-up-as-it-posts-above-forecast-first-quarter-net-sales-repeats-full-year-guidance-196022.html WPP CEO Martin Sorrell retires after internal probe into alleged personal misconduct https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/195017/wpp-ceo-martin-sorrell-retires-after-internal-probe-into-alleged-personal-misconduct-195017.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/195017/wpp-ceo-martin-sorrell-retires-after-internal-probe-into-alleged-personal-misconduct-195017.html WPP already has list of successors for CEO job if needed https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/194488/wpp-already-has-list-of-successors-for-ceo-job-if-needed-194488.html Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:06:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/194488/wpp-already-has-list-of-successors-for-ceo-job-if-needed-194488.html WPP investigates personal misconduct claim against CEO Martin Sorrell https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/194217/wpp-investigates-personal-misconduct-claim-against-ceo-martin-sorrell-194217.html Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/194217/wpp-investigates-personal-misconduct-claim-against-ceo-martin-sorrell-194217.html Shore Capital cuts stance on WPP to 'hold' from 'buy', but sees some reassurance in results https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/192433/shore-capital-cuts-stance-on-wpp-to-hold-from-buy-but-sees-some-reassurance-in-results-192433.html Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:05:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/192433/shore-capital-cuts-stance-on-wpp-to-hold-from-buy-but-sees-some-reassurance-in-results-192433.html WPP shares drop as advertising giant posts worst full-year performance since financial crisis https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/192416/wpp-shares-drop-as-advertising-giant-posts-worst-full-year-performance-since-financial-crisis-192416.html Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/192416/wpp-shares-drop-as-advertising-giant-posts-worst-full-year-performance-since-financial-crisis-192416.html WPP in marketing discussions with Ford Motor Company https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/187922/wpp-in-marketing-discussions-with-ford-motor-company-187922.html Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:21:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/187922/wpp-in-marketing-discussions-with-ford-motor-company-187922.html WPP lowers full-year guidance after third quarter revenue decline as advertisers cut spending https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/186479/wpp-lowers-full-year-guidance-after-third-quarter-revenue-decline-as-advertisers-cut-spending-186479.html Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:45:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/186479/wpp-lowers-full-year-guidance-after-third-quarter-revenue-decline-as-advertisers-cut-spending-186479.html Morgan Stanley sees “no early redemption” for advertising giant WPP, with the third quarter looking tough https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/184594/morgan-stanley-sees-no-early-redemption-for-advertising-giant-wpp-with-the-third-quarter-looking-tough-184594.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:20:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/184594/morgan-stanley-sees-no-early-redemption-for-advertising-giant-wpp-with-the-third-quarter-looking-tough-184594.html £200mln wiped from WPP’s value as revenues stumble on declining client spend https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/182847/200mln-wiped-from-wpps-value-as-revenues-stumble-on-declining-client-spend-182847.html Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:28:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/182847/200mln-wiped-from-wpps-value-as-revenues-stumble-on-declining-client-spend-182847.html WPP buys French digital agency Extrême-Sensio as its Brexit-proofs with European expansion https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/181209/wpp-buys-french-digital-agency-extrme-sensio-as-its-brexit-proofs-with-european-expansion-181209.html Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:46:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/181209/wpp-buys-french-digital-agency-extrme-sensio-as-its-brexit-proofs-with-european-expansion-181209.html Deutsche Bank switches ad agencies preference from WPP Group to French rival Publicis https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180981/deutsche-bank-switches-ad-agencies-preference-from-wpp-group-to-french-rival-publicis-180981.html Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:25:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180981/deutsche-bank-switches-ad-agencies-preference-from-wpp-group-to-french-rival-publicis-180981.html WPP still experiencing disruptions after cyber attack https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180128/wpp-still-experiencing-disruptions-after-cyber-attack-180128.html Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/180128/wpp-still-experiencing-disruptions-after-cyber-attack-180128.html Shore Capital cuts rating for WPP as it expects short-term pricing pressures to prove tougher and more sustained https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179883/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:51:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179883/ UBS gives lift to WPP, initiating coverage with a ‘buy’ rating and 2,050p target price https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179144/ubs-gives-lift-to-wpp-initiating-coverage-with-a-buy-rating-and-2050p-target-price-179144.html Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:54:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/179144/ubs-gives-lift-to-wpp-initiating-coverage-with-a-buy-rating-and-2050p-target-price-179144.html WPP's AGM reportedly sees over 20% of investors vote against chief executive, Martin Sorrell's pay package https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/178916/wpp-s-agm-reportedly-sees-over-20-of-investors-vote-against-chief-executive-martin-sorrell-s-pay-package-178916.html Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:26:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/178916/wpp-s-agm-reportedly-sees-over-20-of-investors-vote-against-chief-executive-martin-sorrell-s-pay-package-178916.html Central banks are way behind the curve - Tip TV https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/307353/central-banks-are-way-behind-the-curve-tip-tv-7353.html Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:57:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/307353/central-banks-are-way-behind-the-curve-tip-tv-7353.html Morgan Stanley upgrades WPP's rating to ‘overweight’ for the first time since 2012 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175681/morgan-stanley-upgrades-wpp-s-rating-to-overweight-for-the-first-time-since-2012-175681.html Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:29:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175681/morgan-stanley-upgrades-wpp-s-rating-to-overweight-for-the-first-time-since-2012-175681.html WPP boss Martin Sorrell receives final payout from controversial share scheme https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174564/wpp-boss-martin-sorrell-receives-final-payout-from-controversial-share-scheme-174564.html Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:59:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174564/wpp-boss-martin-sorrell-receives-final-payout-from-controversial-share-scheme-174564.html Advertising giant WPP bearish amid loss of some major accounts and global uncertainty https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174221/advertising-giant-wpp-bearish-amid-loss-of-some-major-accounts-and-global-uncertainty-174221.html Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:45:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174221/advertising-giant-wpp-bearish-amid-loss-of-some-major-accounts-and-global-uncertainty-174221.html Global advertising giant WPP makes "relatively slow start" to current year after 2016 results hit new records https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174186/global-advertising-giant-wpp-makes-relatively-slow-start-to-current-year-after-2016-results-hit-new-records-174186.html Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:35:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/174186/global-advertising-giant-wpp-makes-relatively-slow-start-to-current-year-after-2016-results-hit-new-records-174186.html BarCap gives WPP some love https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/172195/barcap-gives-wpp-some-love-172195.html Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/172195/barcap-gives-wpp-some-love-172195.html WPP weak after being pulled into US Department of Justice alleged price-fixing probe https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/170735/wpp-weak-after-being-pulled-into-us-department-of-justice-alleged-price-fixing-probe-170735.html Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:05:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/170735/wpp-weak-after-being-pulled-into-us-department-of-justice-alleged-price-fixing-probe-170735.html WPP top dog on FTSE 100 after results but UK growth slows https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/168258/wpp-top-dog-on-ftse-100-after-results-but-uk-growth-slows-168258.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:21:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/168258/wpp-top-dog-on-ftse-100-after-results-but-uk-growth-slows-168258.html WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell says group "grinding out" growth despite Brexit https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/129661/wpp-s-sir-martin-sorrell-says-group-grinding-out-growth-despite-brexit-129661.html Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/129661/wpp-s-sir-martin-sorrell-says-group-grinding-out-growth-despite-brexit-129661.html WPP boss Sorrell faces backlash over pay package https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126774/wpp-boss-sorrell-faces-backlash-over-pay-package-126774.html Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:35:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126774/wpp-boss-sorrell-faces-backlash-over-pay-package-126774.html WPP Group's Sorrell warns against "Don Draperish" optimism https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/123298/wpp-group-s-sorrell-warns-against-don-draperish-optimism-123298.html Fri, 04 Mar 2016 08:18:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/123298/wpp-group-s-sorrell-warns-against-don-draperish-optimism-123298.html WPP dips on 'characteristically cautious' update https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/116636/wpp-dips-on-characteristically-cautious-update-116636.html Mon, 26 Oct 2015 10:42:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/116636/wpp-dips-on-characteristically-cautious-update-116636.html WPP talks up China but cautions on UK and global economy https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/110300/wpp-talks-up-china-but-cautions-on-uk-and-global-economy-110300.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:25:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/110300/wpp-talks-up-china-but-cautions-on-uk-and-global-economy-110300.html The Week Ahead: featuring BHP Billiton, WPP & Hays https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/304081/the-week-ahead-featuring-bhp-billiton-wpp-hays-4081.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:29:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/304081/the-week-ahead-featuring-bhp-billiton-wpp-hays-4081.html UPDATE - WPP boss's pay under fire again https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/107873/update-wpp-boss-s-pay-under-fire-again-107873.html Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:23:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/107873/update-wpp-boss-s-pay-under-fire-again-107873.html WPP boss Sorrell set for bumper share pay-out https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/67111/wpp-boss-sorrell-set-for-bumper-share-pay-out-78285.html Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:33:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/67111/wpp-boss-sorrell-set-for-bumper-share-pay-out-78285.html WPP sees some softening of growth https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/63207/wpp-sees-some-softening-of-growth-73854.html Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:01:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/63207/wpp-sees-some-softening-of-growth-73854.html WPP shares rise on better-than-expected interim profit https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/61142/wpp-shares-rise-on-better-than-expected-interim-profit-71595.html Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:21:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/61142/wpp-shares-rise-on-better-than-expected-interim-profit-71595.html WPP enjoys growth spurt https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/52611/wpp-enjoys-growth-spurt-62487.html Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:26:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/52611/wpp-enjoys-growth-spurt-62487.html Media sector set for fifth straight year of beating market, say JPMC as it upgrades UBM and Informa https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/51276/media-sector-set-for-fifth-straight-year-of-beating-market-say-jpmc-as-it-upgrades-ubm-and-informa--60971.html Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:08:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/51276/media-sector-set-for-fifth-straight-year-of-beating-market-say-jpmc-as-it-upgrades-ubm-and-informa--60971.html WPP best placed for digital opportunity suggests Deutsche https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/50973/wpp-best-placed-for-digital-opportunity-suggests-deutsche-60631.html Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:39:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/50973/wpp-best-placed-for-digital-opportunity-suggests-deutsche-60631.html WPP Group raises revenue growth guidance https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/50872/wpp-group-raises-revenue-growth-guidance-60519.html Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:09:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/50872/wpp-group-raises-revenue-growth-guidance-60519.html WPP shares up after Publicis Omnicom mega-merger https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/49954/wpp-shares-up-after-publicis-omnicom-mega-merger-59477.html Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:14:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/49954/wpp-shares-up-after-publicis-omnicom-mega-merger-59477.html WPP cuts growth forecasts again https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/41555/wpp-cuts-growth-forecasts-again-49550.html Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:22:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/41555/wpp-cuts-growth-forecasts-again-49550.html Investec notes WPP's reduction in full year growth expectations https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/39786/investec-notes-wpps-reduction-in-full-year-growth-expectations-47494.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:45:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/39786/investec-notes-wpps-reduction-in-full-year-growth-expectations-47494.html WPP plans a return to UK after government tax changes https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/39780/wpp-plans-a-return-to-uk-after-government-tax-changes-47488.html Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:29:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/39780/wpp-plans-a-return-to-uk-after-government-tax-changes-47488.html WPP’s Millward Brown acquires Chilean consumer insights company https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/38326/wpps-millward-brown-acquires-chilean-consumer-insights-company-45823.html Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:41:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/38326/wpps-millward-brown-acquires-chilean-consumer-insights-company-45823.html WPP to buy digital agency AKQA Holdings https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/37127/wpp-to-buy-digital-agency-akqa-holdings-44405.html Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:01:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/37127/wpp-to-buy-digital-agency-akqa-holdings-44405.html WPP chief Sorrell left bloody-nosed by shareholder backlash https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/36883/wpp-chief-sorrell-left-bloody-nosed-by-shareholder-backlash-44101.html Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:28:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/36883/wpp-chief-sorrell-left-bloody-nosed-by-shareholder-backlash-44101.html WPP lifts full-year outlook as Olympics looms https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/35220/wpp-lifts-full-year-outlook-as-olympics-looms-42038.html WPP Group raised its full-year outlook this morning as it said advertising is set to benefit from worldwide events such as The Olympics and Paralympics, UEFA Football Championships and US Presidential Elections. 

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WPP looks forward to Olympic boost https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/35205/wpp-looks-forward-to-olympic-boost-42022.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/35205/wpp-looks-forward-to-olympic-boost-42022.html WPP Group rides the storm https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/29210/wpp-group-rides-the-storm-34905.html Fri, 28 Oct 2011 06:59:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/29210/wpp-group-rides-the-storm-34905.html Growth concerns overdone at communications giant WPP https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/254842/growth-concerns-overdone-at-communications-giant-wpp-6196.html The group is a highly cyclical business, so the recent weakness has been compounded by fears of a global slowdown. WPP has a diversified geographical spread, with operations in over 100 countries, despite the likely impact of Euro contagion, I don’t believe the results will be as bad as has been priced in.

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European media firms still experiencing strong US demand https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/25279/european-media-firms-still-experiencing-strong-us-demand-30190.html Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:10:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/25279/european-media-firms-still-experiencing-strong-us-demand-30190.html WPP Group achieves fastest organic growth since 2000 in Q3 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/18861/wpp-group-achieves-fastest-organic-growth-since-2000-in-q3-22555.html Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:38:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/18861/wpp-group-achieves-fastest-organic-growth-since-2000-in-q3-22555.html WPP takes majority stake in marketing consultancy in China https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/17468/wpp-takes-majority-stake-in-marketing-consultancy-in-china-20946.html Mon, 13 Sep 2010 07:05:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/17468/wpp-takes-majority-stake-in-marketing-consultancy-in-china-20946.html WPP's digital arm takes stake in digital advertising measurement firm in China https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/15691/wpps-digital-arm-takes-stake-in-digital-advertising-measurement-firm-in-china--18960.html Mon, 19 Jul 2010 06:30:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/15691/wpps-digital-arm-takes-stake-in-digital-advertising-measurement-firm-in-china--18960.html WPP says ‘brutal’ 2009 resulted in 16.1% fall in headline profits, expects more stable 2010 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/11411/wpp-says-brutal-2009-resulted-in-161-fall-in-headline-profits-expects-more-stable-2010-14076.html Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:52:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/11411/wpp-says-brutal-2009-resulted-in-161-fall-in-headline-profits-expects-more-stable-2010-14076.html UK OFT launches market studies into advertising and pricing practices https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/7135/uk-oft-launches-market-studies-into-advertising-and-pricing-practices-9182.html Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:56:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/7135/uk-oft-launches-market-studies-into-advertising-and-pricing-practices-9182.html WPP unit to take majority stake in Singapore, Philippines research firm Saffron Hill https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/4905/wpp-unit-to-take-majority-stake-in-singapore-philippines-research-firm-saffron-hill--6671.html Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:11:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/4905/wpp-unit-to-take-majority-stake-in-singapore-philippines-research-firm-saffron-hill--6671.html WPP’s Ogilvy acquires majority stake in T&A Communications in Vietnam https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/4877/wpps-ogilvy-acquires-majority-stake-in-ta-communications-in-vietnam--6636.html Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:14:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/4877/wpps-ogilvy-acquires-majority-stake-in-ta-communications-in-vietnam--6636.html WPP unit takes majority stake in Chinese healthcare agency https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/4331/wpp-unit-takes-majority-stake-in-chinese-healthcare-agency-5976.html Fri, 05 Jun 2009 07:12:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/4331/wpp-unit-takes-majority-stake-in-chinese-healthcare-agency-5976.html WPP launches £350 mln convertible bond offer https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/3870/wpp-launches-350-mln-convertible-bond-offer-5424.html Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:09:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/3870/wpp-launches-350-mln-convertible-bond-offer-5424.html