Media headlines about Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Interpublic Group of Companies earned a news impact score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5952649069549 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) traded up $0.59 during trading on Monday, hitting $20.68. 7,257,153 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,894,351. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,807.15, a P/E ratio of 14.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 0.93. Interpublic Group of Companies has a 1-year low of $18.30 and a 1-year high of $25.71.

Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) last released its earnings results 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). The firm had revenue of $1.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.96 billion. Interpublic Group of Companies had a return on equity of 27.38% and a net margin of 7.43%. The business’s revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Interpublic Group of Companies will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Interpublic Group of Companies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.00%.

IPG has been the topic of several recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of Interpublic Group of Companies from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Interpublic Group of Companies from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Citigroup raised shares of Interpublic Group of Companies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Interpublic Group of Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.77.

In related news, Director H John Greeniaus sold 43,479 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total transaction of $826,101.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 1.49% of the company’s stock.

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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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