$1.30 EPS Expected for ICON PLC (ICLR), Omnicom Group (OMC) Shorts Increased By 1.3%

July 17, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Omnicom Group Incorporated (NYSE:OMC) had an increase of 1.3% in short interest. OMC’s SI was 21.46M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 1.3% from 21.18M shares previously. With 2.02M avg volume, 11 days are for Omnicom Group Incorporated (NYSE:OMC)’s short sellers to cover OMC’s short positions. It closed at $81.28 lastly. It is down 1.15% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Analysts expect ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR) to report $1.30 EPS on July, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 14.04% from last quarter’s $1.14 EPS. ICLR’s profit would be $69.63M giving it 19.10 P/E if the $1.30 EPS is correct. After having $1.29 EPS previously, ICON PLC’s analysts see 0.78% EPS growth. It closed at $99.32 lastly. It is down 40.78% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.05, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 40 investors sold Omnicom Group Inc. shares while 237 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 204 raised stakes. 221.24 million shares or 0.77% less from 222.95 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Private Savings Bank And Trust Com accumulated 0.19% or 15,188 shares. Principal Financial Grp holds 0.06% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) or 578,904 shares. Longview (Guernsey) Limited owns 2.24% invested in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) for 3.98M shares. United Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability Com reported 8,407 shares stake. Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston stated it has 78,370 shares or 2.05% of all its holdings. Federated Pa owns 5,956 shares. Utd Fire Incorporated stated it has 0.09% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Asset Mgmt stated it has 68,654 shares. Cap Rech Global stated it has 0.09% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Hills National Bank & Trust & Com has invested 0.55% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership owns 1.52M shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Limited Liability Partnership Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) for 1,583 shares. Johnson Investment Counsel stated it has 5,554 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Dock Street Asset reported 0.14% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Atlantic Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 808,456 shares or 0.45% of its portfolio.

Since February 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $2.06 million activity. Another trade for 22,800 shares valued at $1.94 million was made by CRAWFORD BRUCE on Thursday, June 1. Shares for $119,197 were sold by Hewitt Dennis E. on Thursday, February 9.

Omnicom Group Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $19.01 billion. The Firm provides advertising, marketing and corporate communications services. It has a 16.59 P/E ratio. The Company’s branded networks and agencies operate in all markets around the world and provide a range of services, which it groups into four disciplines: advertising, customer relationship management , public relations and specialty communications.

Among 13 analysts covering Omnicom (NYSE:OMC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Omnicom had 21 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) rating on Friday, April 21. Barclays Capital has “Hold” rating and $86 target. JP Morgan maintained Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) rating on Monday, March 21. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $89 target. Zacks downgraded Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Tuesday, August 25 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was upgraded by Pivotal Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 14 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 12. Argus Research upgraded Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) rating on Thursday, July 23. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $82 target.

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