Danone (OTCMKTS:DANOY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Danone SA is engaged in food processing activities primarily in France and internationally. The Company operates in four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Waters, Baby Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition. The Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and other specialized fresh dairy products .The Waters division produces and distributes packaged natural, flavored, and vitamin-enriched water. The Baby Nutrition division provides food for infants and toddlers to complement breast-feeding. The Medical Nutrition division offers products to treat disease-related to malnutrition. Danone SA, formerly known as Groupe Danone, is based in Paris, France. “

Separately, Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Danone from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.00.

Shares of Danone (OTCMKTS:DANOY) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $16.97. 95,170 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 348,092. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.72. Danone has a 1 year low of $12.36 and a 1 year high of $17.35.

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Danone Company Profile

Danone SA is engaged in holding directly or indirectly companies, and coordination of the main functions and activities. The Company operates through four segments: Fresh Dairy Products Division, Waters Division, Early Life Nutrition Division and Medical Nutrition Division. The Fresh Dairy Products Division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products and specialized dairy products.

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