Short Interest in Vivendi SE (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) Grows By 1,775.0%

Vivendi SE (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,500 shares, a growth of 1,775.0% from the December 15th total of 400 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 234,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.0 days.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on VIVHY. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Vivendi in a research note on Friday, October 1st. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Vivendi from €38.00 ($43.18) to €13.40 ($15.23) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 10th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Vivendi in a research report on Friday, October 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on shares of Vivendi from €14.00 ($15.91) to €14.10 ($16.02) in a research note on Monday, January 10th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vivendi in a research note on Wednesday, September 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, Vivendi has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.88.

Shares of Vivendi stock opened at $13.67 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $12.97 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $26.71. Vivendi has a fifty-two week low of $10.18 and a fifty-two week high of $14.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 1st were given a $0.7159 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.09%.

About Vivendi

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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