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

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

OTCMKTS:VIVHY opened at $13.67 on Friday. 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 business’s 50-day simple moving average is $12.97 and its 200-day simple moving average is $26.71.

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

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vivendi in a research report on Friday, October 22nd. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Vivendi from €38.00 ($43.18) to €13.40 ($15.23) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vivendi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 24th. Redburn Partners upgraded Vivendi from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 22nd. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Vivendi from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 8th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.88.

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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