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Omnicom scored first in August new business with its $600 million Bank of America win, snared from loser Interpublic Group the last day of the month, according to the billings tally by Bear Stearns' Alexia Quadrani. Publicis kept the top spot for wins year to date, but Omnicom is closing the gap.

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Univision second-quarter revenue grew a disappointing 3%, but it boasts that a 25% jump in upfront commitments will lead to a strong 2006. The company dominates Spanish-language TV broadcasting with a claimed 75% to 80% share. One sign of reach: Univision's primetime audience ranked No. 1 on 46 nights in the just-ended season among all networks regardless of language. On two of three nights, it was among the top four TV networks.

Price $26.12

52-week high/low $33.03/$25.00

Projected P/E1 31.9

Market cap $8.2 B

Enterprise value2 $9.6 B

Revenue3 $1.8 B

Net income3 $255.9 M

1. Currrent price/estimated '05 earnings per share. 2. Market cap plus debt minus cash. 3. 2004

Source: Bloomberg, company reports, Ad Age analysis

Last week's score

Stocks slumped as Hurricane Rita slammed oil refiners. Media stocks fell, with New York Times Co. hitting a 52-week low as it prepares for layoffs.

AdMarket 50 1,436.89 -2.4%

DJ Wilshire 5000 12,126.92 -1.9%

Winners

Google $315.36 5.1%

Nike $81.27 3.6%

Univision Comms. $26.12 2.8%

Procter & Gamble Co. $56.74 1.4%

Marriott International $61.85 0.6%

Losers

New York Times Co. $30.20 -6.9%

Clear Channel Comms. $31.69 -5.6%

News Corp. $16.17 -5.0%

Time Warner $17.98 -4.9%

McDonald's Corp. $32.64 -4.7%

Advertising Age and Bloomberg's AdMarket 50 tracks 50 top marketer, media and agency companies. Bloomberg symbol: BAAX

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