The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) EPS Estimated At $0.77; Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Has Lifted Novartis A G (NVS) Position By $2.90 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) to report $0.77 EPS on February, 9.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 2.67% from last quarter’s $0.75 EPS. IPG’s profit would be $299.22M giving it 7.06 P/E if the $0.77 EPS is correct. After having $0.31 EPS previously, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.’s analysts see 148.39% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.30% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $21.74. About 8.05 million shares traded or 29.65% up from the average. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) has risen 3.01% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.69% the S&P500.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc increased Novartis A G (NVS) stake by 10.14% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc acquired 34,118 shares as Novartis A G (NVS)’s stock rose 4.17%. The Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc holds 370,621 shares with $31.82 million value, up from 336,503 last quarter. Novartis A G now has $204.08B valuation. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $86.65. About 1.02 million shares traded. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has risen 7.67% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Interpublic Group of Companies had 45 analyst reports since September 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of IPG in report on Wednesday, July 26 to “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 7. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27 target in Tuesday, May 23 report. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, October 22 with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) on Friday, September 29 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”. The stock of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) has “Top Pick” rating given on Friday, January 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Pivotal Research.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.45 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. It has a 14.98 P/E ratio. It offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $410,000 activity. Johnson Ellen Tobi sold 20,000 shares worth $410,000.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 58 investors sold The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. shares while 129 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 382.86 million shares or 1.99% more from 375.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 0.05% or 43,703 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The has 663,089 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Catalyst Cap Advsrs Limited Co stated it has 122,075 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. First Republic Invest Mngmt has 48,990 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 119,329 shares. Moreover, Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has 0.06% invested in The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG) for 23,226 shares. Axa invested in 0% or 24,125 shares. 173,228 were reported by Cibc Mkts. Guardian Life Insurance Of America holds 0% or 896 shares. Cipher Cap L P stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited reported 12,972 shares stake. Ariel Invs has invested 1.86% in The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG). Apg Asset Mgmt Nv holds 369,195 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Buckingham Capital Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.09% in The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG). Strs Ohio stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE:IPG).

Among 16 analysts covering Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Novartis Ag had 34 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, June 16 by J P Morgan Chase Co. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Mainfirst. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, March 24 with “Neutral”. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. As per Monday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, March 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann to “Market Perform”. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) earned “Sell” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, December 6. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 11 by Credit Suisse.

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc decreased Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) stake by 116,957 shares to 968,187 valued at $71.38 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 131,591 shares and now owns 4.47 million shares. Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) was reduced too.

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