Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC): Today's Featured Media Loser - TheStreet

Omnicom Group

(

OMC

) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Omnicom Group fell 52 cents (-1.1%) to $46.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.86-$47.61 after having opened the day at $47.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.50. Other company's within the Media industry that declined today were:

Dex One

(

DEXO

), down 12.6%,

Insignia Systems

(

ISIG

), down 11.4%,

Seven Arts Entertainment

(

SAPX

), down 9.5%, and

NTN Buzztime

(

NTN

), down 6.3%.

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Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $13.17 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 14.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicom Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

Dial Global

(

DIAL

), up 11.2%,

Lee

(

LEE

), up 9.2%,

Saga Communications

(

SGA

), up 8.5%, and

MDC Partners

(

MDCA

), up 6.4%, were all gainers within the media industry with

Comcast

(

CMCSA

) 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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