Analyst Ratings for Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, OMC was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 14 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for OMC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 96, which equates to a potential upside of 21.57 percent. The lowest price target was 71, implying a possible loss of -10.09 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.9 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.45 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.5 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.6 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of OMC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.45 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. OMC has a PEG ratio of 6.5.

In the trailing 52-weeks, OMC hit 89.66 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 77.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 1.9 percent, and below the high by 11.92 percent. OMC has a P/E ratio of 15.92. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OMC value stock report compares OMC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.2 billion. OMC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.