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

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Omnicom Group ( OMC) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Omnicom Group fell $0.94 (-1.4%) to $65.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,569,017 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,727,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $64.49-$67.43 after having opened the day at $66.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.77. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL), down 8.3%, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 7.0%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), down 5.7% and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp Class A ( DCIN), down 4.0%.

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 $17.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 33.6% 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, 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 positive front, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMG), up 17.6%, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMGQ), up 17.6%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 10.6% and Insignia Systems ( ISIG), up 9.9% , were all gainers within the media industry with DISH Network ( DISH) being today's featured media industry leader.

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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