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

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) shares fell in early trading today 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, U.S. stocks opened significantly lower in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 58 points lower, or 0.29% to 19895, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.28% to 2268, while the Nasdaq dropped 22 points, or 0.38% to 5542.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) had its Hold rating reiterated by equities researchers at Pivotal Research in a research note to investors. Pivotal Research currently has a rating of Hold on the shares. The one-year price target of $83.75 is lower than the opening price of $85.30, that has caused a number of other analysts to comment on the stock in recent days. Looking back over the last year, Omnicom Group Inc. stock has a high of $89.66. Stock prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

Yesterday Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) shares last traded at $85.35, a drop of $0.49 from the previous closing price. Opening at $85.30, they fluctuated from $85.08 and $85.42 throughout the day.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) currently has a market cap of 20.13B.

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

53,113 shares traded hands yesterday, 100 percent below normal, out of a total float 234,479,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use upticks in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

However, a single day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal that financial institutions are moving forward.

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

These professional investors have 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.

Trades for Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) have ranged from $66.48 – 89.6600, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $86.41 and 200-day MA of $83.80. Today’s last price is 4.81%% below the 52 week high of $89.66.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors watch for companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% over the past 3 years.

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