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

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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 0.2%. By the end of trading, Omnicom Group rose $0.79 (1.3%) to $61.48 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,401,776 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,241,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $60.70-$61.68 after having opened the day at $60.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.69. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Liberty Media Corporation Class A ( LMCA), up 28.0%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), up 7.8%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), up 6.1% and Cumulus Media ( CMLS), up 4.6%.

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 $16.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 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 reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Inuvo ( INUV), down 8.9%, Noah Education Holdings ( NED), down 8.1%, Radio One ( ROIAK), down 5.0% and Spanish Broadcasting System ( SBSA), down 4.7% , were all laggards within the media industry with Comcast ( CMCSK) 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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