Zacks Investment Research Lowers Vivendi (VIVHY) to Sell

Vivendi (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, November 22nd.

According to Zacks, “Vivendi SA is a France-based media and telecommunications company. The Company’s media business is comprised of Universal Music Group (UMG), Vivendi Games and the Canal+ Group. Its telecommunications business is comprised of SFR and Maroc Telecom. Universal Music Group (UMG) specializes in the publishing and distribution of music content. Vivendi Games develops, publishes and distributes multiplatform interactive entertainment. Canal+ Group is notably engaged in the production and distribution of pay-television in France. SFR is a mobile telecommunications operator and is also engaged in the fixed-line telecommunications market. Maroc Telecom is a telecommunications operator (mobile, fixed and Internet) in Morocco. The Company also holds stake in NBC Universal, which specializes in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Vivendi SA is headquartered in Paris, France. “

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on VIVHY. UBS upgraded shares of Vivendi from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. upgraded shares of Vivendi from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Vivendi to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Barclays upgraded shares of Vivendi from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Vivendi presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.00.

Shares of Vivendi (VIVHY) traded up $0.75 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $26.92. 26,343 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 33,063. The firm has a market cap of $33,881.34, a PE ratio of 40.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 1.24. Vivendi has a 12 month low of $17.12 and a 12 month high of $27.82.

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Vivendi Company Profile

Vivendi SA is a France-based company engaged in media and content businesses. It operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. It operates through several segments. Its Universal Music Group segment is engaged in the sale of recorded music, exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as artist services and merchandising.

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