Interpublic Group of Cos ( IPG) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Interpublic Group of Cos fell 6 cents (-0.5%) to $11.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.7 million shares of Interpublic Group of Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $11.71-$11.92 after having opened the day at $11.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.96. Other company's within the Media industry that declined today were: Digital Cinema Destinations ( DCIN), down 7.5%, AirMedia Group ( AMCN), down 7.2%, Radio One ( ROIAK), down 4.9%, and ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 4.7%.

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. Interpublic Group of Cos has a market cap of $5.23 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 12.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Interpublic Group of Cos a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Interpublic Group of Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 24.8%, ReachLocal ( RLOC), up 17.7%, Inuvo ( INUV), up 8.2%, and Gray Television ( GTN), up 7.9%, were all gainers within the media industry with Charter Communications ( CHTR) being today's featured media industry winner.

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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