Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $26.07. The stock traded with the volume of 2.98 Million in the last trading session. Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) opened at $24.38 and closed by showing a decrease of -0.86%. The Bid price in the last session was $20.14 x 200 and the Ask price was $24.34 x 8300. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) has the Market Capitalization of 9.66 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $24.82 and 52-Week Low of $19.79 and it touched its 52-week high on Jun 23, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) reported its last Earnings on Oct 21 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.31/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.29/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.02/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 6.9%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 10 – Feb 14 (Est.).

15 number of analysts also provided their insight on Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The), where the Average Price Target for the stock is $26.07. They also projected Low Price Target as $23 while High Price Target is set at $28.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 6 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 7 reported it as Buy.4 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) annual Divided is 0.6 while it’s Dividend Yield is 2.47%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.12 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 16.8. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 1.24 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 4.99, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 10.8 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 10.3.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 4.6 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 28.1% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 14.5%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 6.04% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 7.53 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.24 percent.

A look at performance overview of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) depicts that Performance (Week) is 1.71 percent while Performance Month is 9.15%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 5% and Half Year Performance value stands at 2.86%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 7.96 percent. Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) has its YTD performance of 6.66 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 5 Sep 2016 where Officer and Treasurer Johnson (Ellen Tobi) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 35765 shares were traded at a price of $22.69. Another insider trade includes Officer and Treasurer Johnson (Ellen Tobi) who also initiated a transaction in which 35765 shares were traded on 5 Sep 2016 as “Buy”. On 19 May 2016 Officer Carroll Christopher F traded 7274 shares as “Sell” at $22.9. Officer Carroll Christopher F Sell 20000 shares on 1 May 2016 at the price of $23.33.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm RBC Capital Mkts on 7-Oct-16 who Initiated the stock  to Top Pick. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 15-Sep-16, Credit Suisse took an action “Initiated”  to Outperform. On 18-Dec-15, the stock was Upgrade to Overweight by Morgan Stanley.