Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE:OMC)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

A holding company which provides professional services to clients through multiple agencies. Its agencies provide these services in the following disciplines: traditional media advertising, CRM, public relations and specialty communications.

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Player Avatar jawbox (89.38) Submitted: 9/18/2007 11:36:11 AM : Outperform Start Price: $42.57 OMC Score: +27.53

Recent stock split makes it more enticing to smaller investors. While not as much at the forefront of the interactive space like WPP, their media buying arm OMD has won a passel of awards this year. The Chicago office has brand behemoths McDonald's and Anheuser-Busch, two companies doing very well lately and who spend billions on marketing.CAVEAT EMPTOR: I'm an Omnicom employee (though not with OMD, nor in Chicago).

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Member Avatar ToddMCTC (29.86) Submitted: 12/16/2008 8:25:21 AM
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As an employee of OMC you should not be talking about clients. And they should not be talking about their clients so selectively. What about BestBuy, Jackson Hewitt, Monster, Pep Boys, Visa or TXU? Some balance and some actual analysis please. Secondly, and most offensive, because you seek to prey upon the uninformed "smaller investor", stock splits have no impact on valuation! And as you are in advertising, I have news for you the retail investor is NOT the price setter in the market. Oh by the way which office covers Detroit or New York's finance accounts? At 8x EPS with 3.28 billion in debt and the ability to pay off that debt in two to three years if they so choose the stock is attractive, not because of two clients and a stock split. Oh by the way, who does InBev (who recently took over BUD) use for their advertising? Will that account be staying with OMC? I don't see any mention of Omnicom as having a relation with InBev...

Member Avatar ToddMCTC (29.86) Submitted: 12/16/2008 8:25:21 AM
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As an employee of OMC you should not be talking about clients. And they should not be talking about their clients so selectively. What about BestBuy, Jackson Hewitt, Monster, Pep Boys, Visa or TXU? Some balance and some actual analysis please. Secondly, and most offensive, because you seek to prey upon the uninformed "smaller investor", stock splits have no impact on valuation! And as you are in advertising, I have news for you the retail investor is NOT the price setter in the market. Oh by the way which office covers Detroit or New York's finance accounts? At 8x EPS with 3.28 billion in debt and the ability to pay off that debt in two to three years if they so choose the stock is attractive, not because of two clients and a stock split. Oh by the way, who does InBev (who recently took over BUD) use for their advertising? Will that account be staying with OMC? I don't see any mention of Omnicom as having a relation with InBev...

Member Avatar jawbox (89.38) Submitted: 1/26/2009 6:56:08 PM
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How, do tell, am I "preying" on the small investor? I don't represent myself as a financial analyst or planner. If you, or anyone who reads anything on the Fool, takes a recommendation without doing his/her own independent research and analysis, you are indeed a fool and not in the cutesy "Foolish" definition. Check when I posted originally, my friend -- September 2007 -- before the InBev purchase of A-B. And, for the record, I'm no longer an OMC employee.

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