News headlines about Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Interpublic Group of Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 47.2199673115454 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a $26.00 target price on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Argus lowered shares of Interpublic Group of Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Interpublic Group of Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.77.

Shares of Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $20.19. 3,689,117 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,829,450. Interpublic Group of Companies has a 52-week low of $18.30 and a 52-week high of $25.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,800.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.02). Interpublic Group of Companies had a net margin of 7.43% and a return on equity of 27.38%. The company had revenue of $1.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.96 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.31 EPS. Interpublic Group of Companies’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Interpublic Group of Companies will post 1.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.57%. Interpublic Group of Companies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.89%.

In other news, Director H John Greeniaus sold 43,479 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total transaction of $826,101.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 1.49% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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