Shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $76.50.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on OMC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Omnicom Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 22nd. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Omnicom Group from $79.00 to $76.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 21st.
Shares of OMC stock traded up $1.46 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $73.90. 60,085 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,745,489. Omnicom Group has a fifty-two week low of $44.50 and a fifty-two week high of $86.38. The stock has a market cap of $15.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.65, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $73.38 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $77.71.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 21st will be paid a $0.70 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 20th. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.79%. Omnicom Group’s payout ratio is currently 55.45%.
Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. E Fund Management Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in Omnicom Group in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Denali Advisors LLC bought a new position in Omnicom Group during the second quarter worth $32,000. Heritage Wealth Advisors lifted its stake in shares of Omnicom Group by 185.2% in the second quarter. Heritage Wealth Advisors now owns 599 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $37,000 after buying an additional 389 shares in the last quarter. AGF Investments LLC raised its holdings in shares of Omnicom Group by 122.7% in the first quarter. AGF Investments LLC now owns 519 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $38,000 after purchasing an additional 286 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arkadios Wealth Advisors raised its holdings in shares of Omnicom Group by 58.8% in the second quarter. Arkadios Wealth Advisors now owns 486 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $38,000 after purchasing an additional 180 shares during the last quarter. 90.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Omnicom Group Company Profile
Omnicom Group, Inc is a holding company, which engages in the management and provision of advertising agencies. The firm offers marketing and corporate communications services. Its agency networks operates in the advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services industry, which are organized into regions, such as the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
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