Why Christopher Seabrooke Pays for 53,422 Stock of Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (UEPS)?; Profile of 4 Analysts Covering Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC)

A calculated and well-grounded transaction was made by the director of Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc, Mr. Christopher Seabrooke, two days ago, when he purchased 53,422 shares, totalling $521,931 USD, which is based on a market stock price of $9.8 a share. The probability of this investment remaining hidden is very low, with the director currently owning 121,546 shares — that is 0.21% of the total market capitalization of Net 1 Ueps Technologies Inc. The original document was disclosed on February 15, 2018 with the SEC and is now freely accessible here.

Among 15 analysts covering Omnicom (NYSE:OMC), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Omnicom had 43 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 17 by Wells Fargo. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of OMC in report on Friday, July 14 with “Neutral” rating. Argus Research upgraded Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Tuesday, October 31 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 18. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, March 21. On Wednesday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, October 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Pivotal Research upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $69 target in Friday, October 16 report. As per Monday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. See Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) latest ratings:

31/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $72 New Target: $76 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $75.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Macquarie Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
22/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
19/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $78 New Target: $80 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $87.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Telsey Advisory Group Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $653,858 activity. RICE LINDA JOHNSON also sold $36,342 worth of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Thursday, October 19. 8,310 shares were sold by Sherman Peter K., worth $617,516 on Monday, December 11.

The stock decreased 6.64% or $5.5 during the last trading session, reaching $77.28. About 6.21 million shares traded or 133.95% up from the average. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) has risen 1.15% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. The company has market cap of $17.82 billion. The firm offers a range of services in the areas of advertising, customer relationship management, or CRM, public relations, and specialty communications. It has a 15.38 P/E ratio. The Company’s services comprise advertising, brand consultancy, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communication, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, environmental design, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare communications, and instore design services.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 56 investors sold Omnicom Group Inc. 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. 257,450 were accumulated by Ferguson Wellman Management. Moreover, Bontempo Ohly Ltd Limited Liability Company has 1.3% invested in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) for 22,719 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt invested 0.02% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company has 18,211 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.16% or 247,157 shares. 2.84 million were reported by Beutel Goodman And Limited. Eads Heald Inv Counsel accumulated 3,237 shares. First Allied Advisory Svcs reported 14,156 shares. Motco accumulated 240 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership stated it has 918,998 shares. Pinebridge Investments L P invested in 266,744 shares. Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank has 119,095 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.3% invested in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) for 6,556 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has 583,468 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) for 324 shares.

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. provides payment solutions, transaction processing services, and financial technologies to various industries in South Africa, South Korea, and internationally. The company has market cap of $539.34 million. The firm develops and markets transaction processing solutions that comprise its smart card alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies, and for mobile transaction channels. It has a 9.15 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: South African Transaction Processing, International Transaction Processing, and Financial Inclusion and Applied Technologies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 7 investors sold Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 22.00 million shares or 3.78% less from 22.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 6,600 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd, Australia-based fund reported 25,000 shares. Legal And General Gru Public Limited Company has 0% invested in Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS). Grp One Trading L P has invested 0% in Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS). Natl Bank Of Mellon Corp reported 0% stake. Smith Asset Gru Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% or 20,058 shares in its portfolio. Brandes Inv Lp reported 18,456 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% in Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS). Value Advisers Lc reported 7.11M shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Inc invested in 0% or 11,310 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al has 115,700 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Seizert Cap Prtn Ltd Co reported 525,650 shares. Swiss Savings Bank accumulated 0% or 89,992 shares. Alphamark Advisors Ltd Liability Co holds 0.28% or 68,960 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc Inc holds 170,070 shares.

Since September 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $465,864 activity. Pein Alasdair Jonathan Kemsley had sold 6,500 shares worth $71,565 on Tuesday, December 12. Another trade for 9,000 shares valued at $102,240 was sold by Edwards Paul. Another trade for 24,533 shares valued at $241,159 was made by Seabrooke Christopher Stefan on Thursday, September 21.

The stock decreased 3.16% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $9.49. About 550,449 shares traded. Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS) has declined 7.12% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.82% the S&P500.