The Interpublic Group Of Cos Inc (IPG): Today's Featured Media Winner

The media industry closed the day down 1.4%. Dex One ( DEXO), Noah Education Holdings ( NED), New Frontier Media Inc ( NOOF), and Peoples Educational Holdings Inc ( PEDH) were all winners today within the media industry with Interpublic Group of Cos Inc ( IPG) being today's featured media winner. Interpublic Group of Cos Inc rose 7 cents (0.9%) to $8.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, eight million shares of Interpublic Group of Cos Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.6 million shares.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. Interpublic Group of Cos Inc has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 14 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Interpublic Group of Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Inuvo Inc ( INUV), Private Media Group Inc ( PRVT), Salem Communications Corporation ( SALM), and Westwood One Inc ( WWON) were all losers within the media industry with Time Warner Inc ( TWX) being today's media industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the media industry could consider PowerShares Dynamic Media ( PBS) while those bearish on the media industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services ( SCC).

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