Interpublic Group Of Cos Rises On Unusually High Volume (IPG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Interpublic Group of Cos (NYSE: IPG) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 10.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 55 cents (+4.3%) at $13.47 as of 4:01 p.m. ET.

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Interpublic Group of Cos has a market cap of $5.62 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, 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 solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Interpublic Group of Cos Ratings Report.

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