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 was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Omnicom Group fell $0.83 (-1.2%) to $70.91 on light volume. Throughout the day, 725,692 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,304,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $70.80-$71.51 after having opened the day at $71.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.74. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), down 10.5%, Rocket Fuel ( FUEL), down 6.2%, Pandora Media ( P), down 4.3% and YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 3.8%.

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 $18.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), up 6.4%, Inuvo ( INUV), up 5.5%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 3.8% and Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), up 3.6% , were all gainers within the media industry with Liberty Global ( LBTYA) 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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