Vivendi (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Vivendi (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Friday, Zacks.com reports.

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. “

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Redburn Partners upgraded shares of Vivendi from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays upgraded shares of Vivendi from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 26th. Kepler Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vivendi in a research report on Friday, July 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of Vivendi from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 1st. Finally, UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vivendi in a research report on Thursday, August 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.00.

Vivendi stock opened at $39.40 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market cap of $43.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.69. Vivendi has a 1 year low of $27.02 and a 1 year high of $42.70. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $36.42 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $35.12.

Vivendi Company Profile

Vivendi SE engages in the provision of media and telecommunications services. It operates through the following segments: Universal Music, Canal+, Havas, Editis, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, New Initiatives, and Corporate. The Universal Music segment includes sale of recorded music (digital and physical), exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as artist services and merchandising.

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