NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Interpublic Group of Cos

(NYSE:

IPG

) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $11.58 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Interpublic Group of Cos has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Interpublic Group of Cos has a market cap of $4.81 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 20% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. Its services include consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 12.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Interpublic Group of Cos as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Interpublic Group of Cos Ratings Report

.

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