Omnicom Group Inc

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Accenture Has Acquired Adaptly

    Accenture entered into the practice of digital ad-buying last year and became a potential threat to ad agencies such as Omnicom and WPP.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Omnicom Group: S&P 500’s Top Loser on February 15

    After gaining for seven consecutive trading days, Omnicom Group started lower on Thursday and ended the day with losses.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Google Is Not in Favor of Ad Agency Disintermediation

    In the cloud computing industry, Google is behind market leaders Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) and it is trying many strategies to bolster its position.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Google Considering Bypassing Advertising Middlemen?

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is one of the world’s largest digital advertising platforms.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Deere: The World’s Largest Agriculture Machinery Company

    Deere & Company (DE) has a market capitalization of ~$25 billion. It’s the world’s largest maker of farm equipment.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UBS Group Funding Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    UBS Group Funding (Jersey), a subsidiary of UBS Group AG (UBS), issued BBB+ rated high-grade bonds worth $5.0 billion via three parts on March 29.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Interpublic Group of Companies Compare to Its Peers?

    The PowerShares Dynamic Media ETF (PBS) invests 2.8% of its holdings in Interpublic Group.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Interpublic Group Reported Mixed Quarterly Results in 3Q15

    After its 3Q15 earnings report, Interpublic Group of Companies rose by 1.5% to close at $21.72 per share on October 21, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    September 2015 FOMC Minutes Highlighted Economic Growth

    The US economy rose by 3.9% in 2Q15, according to the third estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on September 25.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Monitoring US Net Exports May Be Crucial Right Now

    A country’s net exports measure the value of total exports minus the value of its total imports. This indicator is positive if exports are larger in value than imports; otherwise, it is negative.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    YouTube Is Becoming a Major Growth Driver for Google

    During a conference call to announce its 2Q15 earnings, Google’s management mentioned that watch time on YouTube has grown by 60%.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Economic Growth: What a Difference a Quarter Can Make!

    When 2015 began, most market participants were hopeful about a mid-2015 rate hike. US economic growth was looking good.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    All Eyes on the US Dollar

    If Europe and Japan see signs of weakness again, their easing measures will persist and may even warrant an increase. This can put upward pressure on the dollar.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    GAMCO Investors raises its position in Interpublic Group

    GAMCO Investors increased its position in the Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG) during third quarter. The position accounted for 0.56% of the fund’s 3Q14 portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Why Davidson Kempner eliminates position in JPMorgan Chase

    Davidson Kempner exited a position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) that accounted for 1.29% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. This position was initiated in 1Q14. JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm. It has $2.5 trillion assets. It has operations worldwide.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Must-know: Davidson Kempner sells stake in Omnicom

    Davidson Kempner exited a position in Omnicom (OMC) that accounted for 1.93% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. The position was initiated in 1Q14. Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing, and corporate communications company. It offers its services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Davidson Kempner initiates new position in Newell Rubbermaid

    Davidson Kempner initiated a new position in Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) that accounted for 1.22% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. The products include writing instruments, consumer products for home, tools like hand tools, and power tool accessories.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Davidson Kempner adds new position in WL Ross Holding

    Davidson Kempner initiated a new position in WL Ross Holding (WLRH) that accounted for 1.85% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. WL Ross is a newly organized blank check company. It was formed by billionaire Wilbur Ross. It was formed to affect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock repurchase, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Why Davidson Kempner adds new position in Ally Financial

    Davidson Kempner initiated a new position in Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) that accounted for 5.5% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. Ally Financial is currently the second largest position in the fund’s portfolio. Ally Financial is an automotive financial services company. It has ~95 years of experience.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Overview: Davidson Kempner Capital Management’s 2Q14 positions

    Davidson Kempner Capital Management LLC is a hedge fund manager. It manages ~$22 billion in assets. In 2Q14, Davidson Kempner Capital added new positions in Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), WL Ross Holding (or WLRH), Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), and B/E Aerospace (BEAV).

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Must-know: Interpublic’s performance versus its ad agency peers

    IPG has a lower dividend yield compared to WPP and Omnicom, which raised its quarterly dividend in May by 25% to $0.50 per share—IPG also raised its dividend earlier this year by 27% to $0.095 per share quarterly or $0.38 annually.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why international acquisitions could expand Interpublic

    According to news reports, IPG was rumored to be an attractive takeover candidate for its peers, especially the Japanese media network Dentsu (DNTUY), France-based Havas (HAVSF), or larger peer Publicis (PUBGY).

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why margin improvement is a priority for Interpublic

    The company said its “financial goals include competitive organic revenue growth and operating margin expansion, which we expect will further strengthen our balance sheet and total liquidity and increase value to our shareholders.”

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Elliott Management goes activist on Interpublic Group

    A 13D filing said that Elliott believes IPG is undervalued and represents an attractive investment opportunity. The fund said it “seeks to engage in a constructive dialogue” with the board “regarding steps to maximize shareholder value.”

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Why Google’s Preferred Video program is driving YouTube’s growth

    Its contribution towards Google’s net ad revenues has increased from 2.2% in 2011 to 5.1% in 2013.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Davidson Kempner disposes position in Apple

    Apple saw its shares soar in April after it expanded its share repurchase program to $90 billion from the $60 billion level announced last year.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Davidson Kempner adds new position in Vitamin Shoppe

    Vitamin Shoppe said in its annual filing that the Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (VMS) industry in the U.S. is highly fragmented.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Davidson Kempner initiates new position in Brunswick Corp.

    Brunswick is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of recreation products including marine engines, boats, fitness equipment, and bowling and billiards equipment.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Davidson Kempner adds convertible bond position in Alpha Natural Resources

    Despite the challenging conditions for the coal industry, ANR beat estimates for 1Q14.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Davidson Kempner exits position in Perrigo

    Perrigo acquired Irish biotech company Elan last year for $8.6 billion.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Davidson Kempner Capital Management’s 1Q14 positions

    The company’s reportable first quarter portfolio totaled $2.20 billion— down from $ 2.59 billion in the 4Q13.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Real Estate

    Why did AQR Capital Management increase its stake in Facebook?

    AQR Capital upped its stake in Facebook, Inc. (FB) by 3,444,423 shares in 4Q from 477,636 shares in 3Q.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Real Estate

    Why AQR Capital bought a stake in Gaming and Leisure Properties

    AQR opened a brand new position in Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) that accounts for 0.12% of the fund’s 4Q portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Real Estate

    Why AQR Capital Management chose to open a position in Vodafone

    AQR Capital started a new position in Vodafone Group plc that accounts for 0.44% of the fund’s 4Q portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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