Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC): Today's Featured Media Winner

Omnicom Group ( OMC) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Omnicom Group rose $1.02 (1.6%) to $63.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,218,975 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,782,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.74-$63.56 after having opened the day at $63.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.48. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Envoy Capital Group ( ECGI), up 18.7%, Lee ( LEE), up 12.1%, Cumulus Media ( CMLS), up 9.1% and Millennial Media ( MM), up 6.0%.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia pacific. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMGQ), down 26.7%, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMG), down 26.7%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 7.9% and Inuvo ( INUV), down 3.8% , were all laggards within the media industry with Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) being today's media industry laggard.

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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