Talent Acquisitions, Investments and Restructuring to Boost Global Competitiveness - Research Report on Lamar, Valassis, IPG, ValueClick and Omnicom
NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Lamar Advertising Co (NASDAQ: LAMR), Valassis Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCI), Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG), ValueClick Inc (NASDAQ: VCLK) and Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Lamar Advertising Co Research Report
Lamar Advertising pleased investors with its fourth quarter results, with net income rising 13 percent. The company's revenue also grew 6 percent due to increased advertising spending from the automobile and housing industry. Going forward, the company is actively considering an election to real estate investment trust (REIT) status. The company has already submitted a request to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last November and is waiting for a favorable response to decide to proceed with a REIT election, subject to the approval of the company's board of directors. Converting into a REIT would mean higher dividends for investors. Furthermore, Lamar is projecting a bright outlook for the first quarter of 2013. The company expects revenue of $282 million to $285 million, as compared to the $279 million forecast from analysts. The Full Research Report on Lamar Advertising Co - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/36ad_LAMR]
Valassis Communications, Inc. Research Report
Valassis has announced a partnership with Roundy's Inc, a leading grocer in the Midwest. With this partnership, Valassis will be able to reach customers while shopping in grocery aisles. This is one of Valassis' ways to establish growth in its top and bottom lines. It is also continuing to strengthen its digital presence by hiring Silicon Valley innovator Rajat Shroff, who served as the Head of Personalization, Advertising and Merchandising Products for Reardon Commerce. Moving forward, the company will allocate 35-45 percent of its free cash flow for a stock repurchase plan and also begin paying a quarterly cash dividend. The Full Research Report on Valassis Communications, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/11b0_VCI]
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc Research Report
IPG has announced that Martin Skelton has joined the company as Managing Director, Global Healthcare. He will be responsible of ensuring growth for IPG's healthcare clients. Investing more on talent acquisition is one of the company's plans for growth. In the coming year, IPG is improving top line performance and margins in order to increase earnings. Through these strategies, the company expects to grow 2-3 percent. To further express its confidence in its strong momentum, IPG raised its quarterly dividend by 25 percent and authorized an addition $300 million for its ongoing share repurchase program. The Full Research Report on Interpublic Group of Companies Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ce69_IPG]
ValueClick Inc Research Report
Many are expecting continued gains for ValueClick. Its leadership in the digital marketing space shows a lot of promise, and it's reflected in the company's fourth quarter 2012 results. The company earned revenue for $199.6 million, up 14 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011. ValueClick CEO sees these results as the effect of its plan to become a more strategic and persistent marketing partner. Seeing its own potential, the company issued guidance above analysts' estimates. Goldman Sachs has initiated its coverage on the company with a Buy. The Full Research Report on ValueClick Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2670_VCLK]
Omnicom Group Inc. Research Report
Omnicom showcased several new digital technologies at the South by Southwest Interactive Music Conferences. According to Omnicom Digital CEO Jonathan Nelson, the company is establishing its leadership in digital mediums and technologies to better service clients. Increased advertising spending from companies in the United States is helping to maintain revenue in the coming year, despite tightened spending from European companies. The Full Research Report on Omnicom Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ba85_OMC]
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