Lodestar Investment Counsel Has Decreased Omnicom Group (OMC) Holding By $7.52 Million; Baldwin & Lyons Class B (BWINB) Shorts Decreased By 4.22%

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc decreased Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) stake by 55.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc sold 101,633 shares as Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC)’s stock declined 2.32%. The Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc holds 81,389 shares with $6.03 million value, down from 183,022 last quarter. Omnicom Group Inc. now has $17.53 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.42% or $1.0675 during the last trading session, reaching $76.0275. About 214,950 shares traded. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) has risen 1.15% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Baldwin & Lyons Class B (NASDAQ:BWINB) had a decrease of 4.22% in short interest. BWINB’s SI was 63,500 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 4.22% from 66,300 shares previously. With 12,600 avg volume, 5 days are for Baldwin & Lyons Class B (NASDAQ:BWINB)’s short sellers to cover BWINB’s short positions. The SI to Baldwin & Lyons Class B’s float is 0.61%. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $24.1. About 430 shares traded. Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWINB) has declined 3.36% since January 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.55 EPS, up 5.44% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.47 per share. OMC’s profit will be $357.33M for 12.26 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by Omnicom Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.17% EPS growth.

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $653,858 activity. The insider RICE LINDA JOHNSON sold 489 shares worth $36,342. Sherman Peter K. sold $617,516 worth of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Monday, December 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 56 investors sold OMC shares while 213 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 203 raised stakes. 230.60 million shares or 2.33% more from 225.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkside Fincl Bank accumulated 586 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd reported 6,540 shares. Community Inv invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Creative Planning owns 4,696 shares. Cambridge Investment Rech Advsrs Inc stated it has 39,922 shares. Brandes Investment Prns LP holds 0.17% or 91,311 shares. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc, a Michigan-based fund reported 456,500 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins New York holds 0.06% or 119,573 shares. Country Trust Bank has 0% invested in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) for 25 shares. Dupont Capital Management owns 49,492 shares. Stevens Capital Mgmt Lp owns 34,272 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Ontario – Canada-based Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Orrstown Fincl invested in 31 shares or 0% of the stock. Ct Mason owns 48,629 shares for 1.31% of their portfolio. Sg Americas Limited Liability owns 24,544 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio.

Among 15 analysts covering Omnicom (NYSE:OMC), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Omnicom has $101 highest and $69 lowest target. $84.77’s average target is 11.50% above currents $76.0275 stock price. Omnicom had 41 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of OMC in report on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Friday, April 21 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of OMC in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Thursday, September 15. As per Wednesday, March 8, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 19. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, June 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $361.75 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Reinsurance. It has a 54.9 P/E ratio. It provides a range of fleet transportation insurance products, such as commercial motor vehicle liability, physical damage, and other liability insurance; workers compensation insurance; specialized accident that include medical and indemnity insurance products for independent contractors; non-trucking motor vehicle liability insurance for independent contractors; fidelity and surety bonds; and inland marine products consisting of cargo insurance.