Havas scored first in June account wins with Reckitt Benkiser's $600 M consolidation at Euro RSCG, according to Bear Stearns' Alexia Quadrani. WPP ranked No. 1 in first-half wins; Publicis, tops in '05, fell to last place.
JUNE ADJUSTED NEW BUSINESS: Ranking for holding companies
FIRST-HALF '06 ADJUSTED NEW BUSINESS: Ranking for holding companies
Focus on: DIGITAS (DTAS)
Digitas hit $14.99 in early May, its highest point since 2000. The price didn't stick; shares fell to half that level in July after the i-shop firm slashed projections. It now expects '06 fee revenue of $380M-$395 M (vs. its April prediction of $405-$427 M) and looks for earnings per share of 41¢-49¢ (vs. 46-56¢). DTAS has regained some ground since the announcement.
Last week's score
Stocks jumped on a drop in oil prices and hopes that weak 2Q GDP (+2.5%) will make interest hikes less likely. Harte-Hanks missed profit targets.
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