| Interpublic Group of Companies is a global advertising and marketing services company. Co.'s segments are: Integrated Agency Networks (IAN) and IPG DXTRA (DXTRA). Within IAN, Co.'s agencies provide a range of communications and marketing services, each providing a range of solutions for its clients. In addition, Co.'s domestic integrated agencies provide a range of advertising, marketing communications services and/or marketing services and partner with its operating divisions as needed. DXTRA provides clients with services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and marketing consulting. |
When researching a stock like Interpublic Group of Companies, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from IPG Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for IPG stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting IPG RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.