Stocks Roundup: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG) & Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR)

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Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG)

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.’s is one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, MAGNA Global, McCann Erickson, Momentum, MRM Worldwide, Octagon, Universal McCann and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell-Ewald, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, Mullen and The Martin Agency.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG)’s Financial Overview

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE) surged 0.13% yesterday to close its trading session at $22.28. The company has 1 year Price Target of $25.77. Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) has 52-Week high of $26.01 and 52-Week Low of $19.61. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 26.01 and 52-Week Low on 19.61. The stock traded with the volume of 2.15 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $8.55 Billion.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.48/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.46/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 4.3%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 4.66 Percent, SMA50 of -1.35 Percent and SMA200 of -2.86 percent. Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) has P/S value of 0.93 while its P/B value stands at 3.99. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 4.8 percent, Return on Equity of 28.6 percent and Return on Investment of 17.6 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 11 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 13 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Interpublic Group of Companies Inc have a median target of 26.00, with a high estimate of 28.00 and a low estimate of 21.00. The median estimate represents a +16.70% increase from the last price of 22.28.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) is estimated to report earnings on 02/13/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.81. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.79.

Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR)

Express, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women’s and men’s apparel in the United States. The Company operates retail outlets in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers and street locations across the United States. It also sells its products through its e-commerce website, express.com. Express targets women and men between 20 and 30 years of age. The Company offers its customers an edited assortment of apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of their lifestyles, including work, casual and going-out occasions. Express, Inc. is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR)’s Financial Outlook

The 4 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Express Inc have a median target of 7.00, with a high estimate of 10.00 and a low estimate of 6.00. The median estimate represents a +30.84% increase from the last price of 5.35.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Express, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 3. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 4.29% and closed its last trading session at $5.35. The company has the market capitalization of $387.94 Million. The stock has 52-week high of $11.69 and 52-Week low of $4.83. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 11.69 and 52-Week low on 4.83. The company has volume of 2.14 Million shares. The company has a total of 72.51 Million shares outstanding.

Express, Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.11/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.1/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 10 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 4.7 percent. Beta for Express, Inc. stands at 1.17 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.36. The company has Weekly Volatility of 6.69%% and Monthly Volatility of 6.20%%.

Express, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.49%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -22.52 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -38.68%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 6.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 2.8% with Gross margin of 29.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 2.7% and 1.8% respectively.

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