Keybank National Association OH boosted its stake in WPP PLC (NASDAQ:WPPGY) by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,454 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,015 shares during the quarter. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in WPP PLC were worth $1,805,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in WPPGY. Huntington National Bank lifted its stake in WPP PLC by 62.6% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,179 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $124,000 after purchasing an additional 454 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in WPP PLC by 10.8% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,231 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $130,000 after purchasing an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC lifted its stake in WPP PLC by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter. WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC now owns 1,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Americafirst Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in WPP PLC in the 2nd quarter worth $162,000. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP lifted its stake in WPP PLC by 56.4% in the 2nd quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 1,965 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after purchasing an additional 709 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.86% of the company’s stock.

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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on WPPGY. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WPP PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of WPP PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of WPP PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Pivotal Research upgraded shares of WPP PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $116.00.

Shares of WPP PLC (NASDAQ WPPGY) opened at $86.30 on Friday. WPP PLC has a fifty-two week low of $84.29 and a fifty-two week high of $119.12. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67.

WPP PLC (NASDAQ:WPPGY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The business services provider reported $3.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.02. research analysts expect that WPP PLC will post 7.95 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 6th. Investors of record on Friday, October 6th were issued a dividend of $1.4532 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 5th. This represents a yield of 3.15%.

About WPP PLC

WPP PLC is a parent company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of communications and marketing services worldwide. The Company has four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Consumer Insight (formerly Information, Insight & Consultancy); Public Relations & Public Affairs, and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications, which includes WPP Digital and direct, digital, promotional and relationship marketing.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WPP PLC (NASDAQ:WPPGY)

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