Media coverage about Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) has trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Interpublic Group of Companies earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.1364073336737 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) traded down $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $20.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,861,083 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,575,050. The company has a market cap of $7,910.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.47. Interpublic Group of Companies has a twelve month low of $18.30 and a twelve month high of $25.71. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $1.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. Interpublic Group of Companies had a return on equity of 29.35% and a net margin of 7.87%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. research analysts expect that Interpublic Group of Companies will post 1.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Interpublic Group of Companies’s payout ratio is 88.89%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Interpublic Group of Companies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Interpublic Group of Companies currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.77.

In other Interpublic Group of Companies news, Director H John Greeniaus sold 43,479 shares of Interpublic Group of Companies stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total value of $826,101.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.49% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Interpublic Group of Companies Company Profile

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc is a global advertising and marketing services company. The Company specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialized communications disciplines. It operates in two segments: Integrated Agency Networks (IAN) and Constituency Management Group (CMG).

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