VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

VIVENDI SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

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 analysts have also commented on the stock. BNP Paribas raised shares of VIVENDI SA/ADR from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 10th. HSBC raised shares of VIVENDI SA/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

Shares of VIVENDI SA/ADR stock traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $29.41. The company had a trading volume of 21,903 shares, compared to its average volume of 107,041. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The firm has a market cap of $38.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.66. VIVENDI SA/ADR has a 1-year low of $23.27 and a 1-year high of $29.58.

About VIVENDI SA/ADR

Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Africa. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment engages in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provision of artist and merchandising services.

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