|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||73.27 - 75.31|
|52 Week Range||68.28 - 85.05|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.39|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.54|
|Earnings Date||Oct 15, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.60 (3.55%)|
|1y Target Est||78.08|
The coming week’s docket of economic reports and earnings releases comes just following the Trump administration’s announcement of a partial trade deal with China late last week.
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NEW YORK , Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) will publish its third quarter 2019 results on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 . The company will host a conference call to review third quarter ...
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NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE HUNDRED, a multi-disciplinary agency connecting nonprofits with leading experts in brand reputation, marketing and fundraising from across Omnicom Group, has announced a strategic partnership with Gobel Group the leading philanthropy consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare and the experts in building a grateful patient and family philanthropy program with engaged clinicians. With the significant emphasis placed on patient experience and the importance of patient satisfaction scores, a partnership between ONE HUNDRED and Gobel Group will ensure an end-to-end solution is available creating a holistic patient journey connecting different components of the hospital ecosystem – from patients, to doctors and nurses, to donors and back around again.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- In the glossary of business jargon there’s a term beloved by financial analysts but that journalists find especially grating: the “equity story.”It’s the sort of non-speak that can be explained far more simply: Why should you invest in a given company? That’s something that WPP Plc Chief Executive Officer Mark Read, an operations guy, has yet to answer adequately when it comes to the firm he took over a year ago from Martin Sorrell, something of a finance wonk.The task should sit at the top of priorities for John Rogers, the retail executive appointed as WPP’s new finance chief on Tuesday. That’s not to say that Read hasn’t been busy since taking the helm of the world’s largest advertising holding company. He’s clinched deals to sell assets worth 3.6 billion pounds ($4.4 billion), merged divisions to cut costs and improve efficiency, and stanched some of the revenue declines in North America. The share price has recovered to outperform archrival Publicis Groupe SA since Read announced 2021 growth targets in December.But the London-based company’s shares are still trailing its other major peers — Omnicom Group, Interpublic Group and Dentsu Inc. — when compared to expectations for earnings a year out. Investors are hungry to understand just how WPP’s new guard will translate all of that action into solid, durable growth.Read’s predecessor Sorrell had a seemingly straightforward formula to deliver just that. He promised investors annual earnings per share growth of between 5% and 10%, a pledge he tended to keep until recent years. He did so with a personal recipe of strict targets for organic revenue growth, profitability improvements, stock buybacks and acquisitions and a little sugar on top, a 50% dividend payout ratio. The approach kept shareholders happy and the stock steadily ticking upwards for years.Echoing that formula isn’t realistic in the current era. A shift toward digital marketing on platforms such as Google and Facebook and the incursion of consultancies into the advertising market means dependable revenue growth is far harder to realize. And knuckling down on costs can make it yet harder still. In an attempt to keep the focus clear, Read changed WPP’s bonus policy to place greater emphasis on sales growth than profitability improvements.Rogers, who will join from U.K. grocer J Sainsbury Plc where he had been CFO for 6 years, has a difficult act to follow at WPP. Paul Richardson had a lower public profile than Sorrell, but he led WPP’s finance operations for 23 years. The firm generated an average return of 10% a year in that period.Rogers’s more recent background running Sainsbury’s Argos general-merchandise retail division, which it acquired in 2016, should serve him well, according to media consultant Alex DeGroote. It’s given him valuable experience integrating businesses and managing a vast property portfolio. But a lack of experience in the advertising industry and in North America mean he’s unlikely to be tasked with fixing WPP’s operations in the U.S. and Canada, where revenue declines have dragged down the rest of WPP.His main role will therefore be to help Read crystallize a realistic vision for the company that can reinvigorate investors. Optimism is currently muted: analysts’ average 12-month target price is just 8% above the level at which WPP is currently trading. If Read is making the necessary operational improvements, Rogers needs to help turn that into a better story.To contact the author of this story: Alex Webb at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Melissa Pozsgay at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Alex Webb is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Europe's technology, media and communications industries. He previously covered Apple and other technology companies for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading communications consultancy Ketchum today announced it has assembled a council of five influential leaders in the wellness community who will collaborate to uncover trends, share insights and provide guidance on how companies can engage consumers authentically in this fast-growing and crowded market. From a top health and wellness role model and wellness concierge doctor to a beauty entrepreneur, travel mogul and dating concierge, the founding members of Ketchum's new wellness council will combine their diverse voices and expertise to help consumers navigate and brands differentiate themselves within this highly competitive landscape. Ketchum's clients will be able to tap into the council to offer insider insights on the mindsets of consumers interested in emerging wellness trends.
NEW YORK and SINGAPORE, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of winning Holding Company of the Year at the Cannes Lions Festival, Omnicom (OMC) agencies topped industry lists at the 2019 Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity. For the sixth year in a row, BBDO received the night's top honor and was named Network of the Year, with TBWA placing third. BBDO agencies also had a strong performance in the Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year category, with Colenso BBDO coming in first and BBDO Pakistan trailing shortly behind in third.
WITH A TOTAL OF 38 AWARDS ACROSS EIGHT DIFFERENT MARKETS SINGAPORE , Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At Spikes Asia 2019, the region's leading creative festival and award show, TBWA had its best ever performance, ...
Consistency and diversity of operations and increased focus on delivering consumer-centric strategic business solutions ensure persistent profitability for Omnicom (OMC).
NEW YORK , Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG), the digital and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist group within Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), announced ...
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand and lifestyle marketing veteran Jeffrey Moran will join leading global communications consultancy Ketchum as managing director of its Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry offering, effective Sept. 16. Based in New York, he will be responsible for leading Ketchum's team of CPG specialists across North America to deliver creative, integrated communications programs designed to guide clients' customers to purchase. Moran will report into Ketchum partner Jamey Peters.
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sparks & honey, the technology-led cultural consultancy, announced today the newest additions to its Advisory Board, its one-of-a-kind brain trust with specialized expertise across more than 55 industries. The new Board members include Dr. Brian Pierce, an innovator in cutting-edge technologies, expert in counter-terrorism and former client during his tenure at DARPA as the Director of the Information Innovation Office. April Reign, a former lawyer turned social media maven and change activist, also joins the board.
CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- VELOCITY COMMERCE GROUP (VCG), a TPN digital commerce consultancy, announced today that it has released S2 CommerceView, an online diagnostic tool that helps manufacturers address pain points that are hindering its performance selling on Amazon.
NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- School safety is the cause of greatest importance for Americans in 2019, according to new research. Data privacy and cybersecurity are next on the list, followed by water conservation and medical research/disease prevention. Ketchum's Causes Americans Care About study, now in its fourth year, is a joint effort by Ketchum's Purpose and Analytics teams to gauge how Americans prioritize supporting 16 of the top charitable causes and social issues dominating consumer conversation.
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG) today announced the appointment of Erin Lanuti as Chief Innovation Officer. In this new position, Lanuti will be responsible for digital innovation and product development, working closely with all agencies to scale and build performance-driven offerings in areas such as social media, content marketing, creative, influencer marketing, media relations, SEO and ecommerce. Lanuti will report to OPRG CEO Karen van Bergen and be based in New York.
PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- One & All, a leading agency serving the nonprofit sector, today announced the appointment of agency veteran Kevin White as president, assuming senior operational responsibility of the agency. Alan Hall, who served as chief executive officer, has decided to leave the agency, effective September 4. White will be supported by Chief Operating Officer Beau Hebert and Chief Financial Officer Allen Kang in managing the firm as a search is conducted for Hall's successor.
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