Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) stock falls, “Hold” rating reaffirmed by Pivotal Research Analysts

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) shares fell on Friday January 13 on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% slipped 5.27 points to close 19,885.73, moving in a roughly 100-point range all session. For the week, the blue-chip index is off 0.4%.

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18% added 4.20 points, or 0.2%, to end at 2,274.64 for a weekly loss of 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.48% climbed 26.63 points, or 0.5%, to finish at 5,574.12, its sixth all-time closing high in seven trading sessions.

Easy Guide to Investing in the Stock Market

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) had its Hold rating reiterated by equities researchers at Pivotal Research in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. The one-year price target of $83.31 is less than the opening price of $85.49, that has caused a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the company in recent days. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Omnicom Group Inc. stock has a high of $89.66. Stock prices often shift to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Yesterday Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) shares last traded at $85.31, which is a decrease of $0.14 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $85.49, they ranged from $85.02 and $86.12 throughout the day.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) currently has a market cap of 20.12B.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) Average Daily Trading Volume

743,899 shares traded hands yesterday, 118 percent below the norm, out of a total float 234,479,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

With that in mind, Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) now has a 50-day MA of $86.31 and 200-day MA of $83.87. It has traded in a 52-week range between $66.48 – 89.66 and today’s last price is 4.85%% lower than the 52 week high of $89.66.

Earnings growth is a critical factor to look at when investing in stocks and investors seek companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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