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 0.7%. By the end of trading, Omnicom Group rose $1.29 (1.7%) to $75.85 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,219,036 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,475,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $75.29-$76.79 after having opened the day at $75.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.56. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Value Line ( VALU), up 10.7%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 7.1%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), up 5.5% and Starz ( STRZA), up 5.4%.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia pacific. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 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 solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 7.6%, Radio One ( ROIA), down 4.9%, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia ( MSO), down 4.1% and Emmis Communications ( EMMS), down 3.7%.

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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