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Share Price: 884.00
Bid: 883.80
Ask: 884.20
Change: 10.40 (1.19%)
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Open: 869.40
High: 887.60
Low: 869.40
Yest. Close: 873.60
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Pay wars hot up, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell under spotlight

Whisper it not at remuneration committee meetings but we may be living through a golden period of shareholder activism over pay. The latest target may be Sir Martin Sorrell, the not unassuming Chief Executive of WPP, the world's biggest advertising firm. The Telegraph suggests the company is "riski

1 May 12 10:13

Monday broker round-up

Anglo American: AlphaValue downgrades from neutral to reduce, target cut from 7,115p to 6,970p. AstraZeneca: Jefferies upgrades from hold to buy, target cut from 3,050p to 2,975p; JP Morgan Cazenove upgrades from underweight to neutral, target hiked from 2,800p to 3,050p. British Sky Broadcasting:

30 Apr 12 08:29

London pre-open: Stocks expected to open higher

London's benchmark index is expected to start trading with moderate gains on Monday morning following on from a strong performance for Asian stocks overnight. Meanwhile, Spanish bond yields will be in focus this week ahead of the country's debt auction on Thursday, the first auction since the count

30 Apr 12 07:22

WPP takes stake in US car industry specialist

Advertising conglomerate WPP has made a small strategic investment in Enprecis, a US company which uses a proprietary online platform to collect and analyse data about consumer experience for the car industry. WPP is paying $1.2m for a minority stake in Enprecis, continuing its strategy of investin

30 Apr 12 07:02

London midday: Stocks rise as markets await US GDP data

- US futures flat ahead of GDP data - UK investors shrug off Spanish downgrade - Man, CRH, British Land rise after upgrades The Footsie was trading firmly higher on Friday morning as investors shrugged off a downgrade for Spain and some disappointing UK economic data. US stock futures were pointi

27 Apr 12 11:56

London open: Spanish downgrade weighs on sentiment

- S and P downgrades Spain - UK consumer confidence misses estimates - Banks, miners lead the downside in London The FTSE 100 opened cautiously on Friday morning looking like it could snap a three-day winning streak, with banking and mining blue chips providing a drag on the back of concerns over t

27 Apr 12 08:41

WPP considers raising guidance after strong start to 2012

Highly acquisitive media giant WPP could be raising its full-year forecasts after an impressive start to 2012 with like-for-like revenue growth coming in ahead of expectations in the first quarter. Group revenue in the three months to March 31st totalled £2,392m, up 7.6% on last year's £2,223m. The

27 Apr 12 07:41

London pre-open: Spain downgrade to dent investor sentiment

City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open down 26 points from yesterday's close of 5,749 following Standard and Poor's downgrade of Spain, the Eurozone's fourth largest economy, to BBB-plus from A with a negative outlook. S&P said it predicts the Spanish economy will shrink and believes the gove

27 Apr 12 07:34

WPP's LFL sales better than anticipated

Highly acquisitive media giant WPP has had a strong start to 2012 with like-for-like revenue growth coming in ahead of expectations in the first quarter. The group, led by frontman Sir Martin Sorrell, said revenue in the three months to March 31st totalled £2,392m, up 7.6% on last year's £2,223m.

27 Apr 12 07:06

Friday preview: Barclays AGM, WPP trading statement

After Thursday's barrage of company announcements there is the usual Friday let-up. Advertising firms WPP and Aegis will have the stage much to themselves, although the annual general meeting of Barclays could prove lively if the subject gets round to executive remuneration. In an effort to stave o

26 Apr 12 17:50

WPP grabs a piece of mySupermarket

Marketing and advertising giant WPP has bought a "strategic" stake in Dolphin Software, the owners of the mySupermarket price comparison service. The $7m outlay by Sir Martin Sorrell's group has bought a minority stake in Dolphin, which has seen mySupermarket's growth at around 100% year on year.

19 Apr 12 11:29

WPP buys movie research firm

Ever-growing advertising behemoth, WPP, said it has bought the film research firm First Movies for an undisclosed sum. The purchase was made by WPP's communications subsidiary Penn Schoen Berland. First Movies undertakes research for many of the world's major film studios, independent distributors

18 Apr 12 07:27

Acquisition time for WPP ... again

It will come of little surprise that global advertising giant WPP is giving its well-thumbed cheque book another bashing, this time with the acquisition of a minority interest in Dubai-based firm GME. GME is a consultancy services business that employs 16 people with clients that include Samsung a

16 Apr 12 13:15

Sector movers: Industrial miners shrug off Chinese data

Industrial metals and mining stocks were the best performers of the day despite some worse-than-expected economic data from China. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in China slowed to an annual rate of 8.1% in the first quarter of 2012, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, down from th

13 Apr 12 15:12

WPP announces second acquisition of the day

Global advertising giant WPP announced its second acquisition of the day on Wednesday, after its wholly-owned subsidiary Burson-Marsteller purchased the assets of Crowdverb, a start-up company based in Seattle, Washington. Crowdverb, which was purchased for an undisclosed sum, joins WPP's legion o

4 Apr 12 13:33

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