Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, advertising and marketing services company The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Interpublic and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Interpublic facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

New York, N.Y. (1902)

Market Cap

$6.8 billion

Industry

Advertising

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Michael Roth

CFO Frank Mergenthaler

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.4%

Cash/Debt

$1.6 billion/$2.3 billion

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

Omnicom Group 

Publicis Groupe

WPP

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 63 members who have rated Interpublic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, financialorbit, tapped Interpublic as a particularly timely opportunity:

The advertising industry is in consolidation mode post the Publicis/Omnicom proposed link-up. This deal provides IPG with two opportunities. The first opportunity is that there may be assets for the company to buy if regulators force the new combined entity to sell some assets. Second, previous industry leader WPP could regard Interpublic as a takeover asset to reboost its position to global number one.

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