VIV.PA - Vivendi SA

Paris - Paris Delayed Price. Currency in EUR
24.68
-0.21 (-0.84%)
At close: 5:38PM CEST
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Previous Close24.89
Open24.90
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range24.68 - 25.03
52 Week Range20.40 - 26.69
Volume3,394,106
Avg. Volume3,773,915
Market Cap30.019B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.82
PE Ratio (TTM)246.80
EPS (TTM)0.10
Earnings DateJul 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.50 (2.01%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-16
1y Target Est24.84
  • Benzinga7 days ago

    This Multibillion-Dollar Ad Agency Is Launching A Cannabis Consultancy Firm

    The multi-office venture aims to become a “specialized strategic communications advisory and education company focused on the importance and value of scientific knowledge on the endocannabinoid system," according to Havas — hence the acronym ECS. Havas said it's a first in the business of medical cannabis consultancy and a means of filling the wide misinformation gap that stands between consumers and cannabis products.

  • EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset
    Reuters11 days ago

    EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

    An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters. The advice, though not binding, could strengthen Vivendi's hand in its protracted legal dispute with Mediaset, a row that has been a distraction for both firms as they grapple with competition from new rivals in Europe such as Netflix . Vivendi and Mediaset have been at odds since the former withdrew from an 800 million euro ($900 million) agreement to buy Mediaset's loss-making pay TV unit in 2016 and later built a hostile 28.8 percent stake in Mediaset.

  • Moody's13 days ago

    Telecom Italia Finance, S.A. -- Moody's changes outlook on Telecom Italia to negative; affirms Ba1 ratings

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today changed to negative from stable the outlook of Telecom Italia S.p.A. ("Telecom Italia" or "the company"), the leading Italian integrated telecommunications provider. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the company's Ba1 corporate family rating (CFR), Ba1-PD probability of default rating (PDR), and the ratings of all debts issued (or guaranteed) by the company, and all supported debts within its family of issuers, including the Ba1 senior unsecured ratings and (P)Ba1 MTN program ratings. "The change in outlook to negative reflects our expectation that Telecom Italia will continue to operate in a very competitive environment and with sustained high leverage, in spite of management's strong commitment to reduce debt.

  • Reuters19 days ago

    Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus to cut 500 jobs in France: Les Jours

    Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus plans to cut 500 jobs in France, or nearly 18 percent of its staff in the country, through voluntary departures, French news website Les Jours reported on Thursday. The group, which built its reputation of broadcasting major soccer matches, also suffered a heavy blow last year when it ended up empty-handed in a crucial soccer rights auction in France, beaten by Spain's Mediapro. The division already has already gone through a 300 million-euro cost cutting plan and a reshuffle of its commercial offering in France, where it lost 228,000 individual subscribers in one year at end of March, excluding wholesale offers.

  • Vivendi Raises Tension With Berlusconi Over Mediaset Stake
    Bloomberg19 days ago

    Vivendi Raises Tension With Berlusconi Over Mediaset Stake

    (Bloomberg) -- Vivendi SA is going to court in an attempt to stop billionaire Silvio Berlusconi strengthening his control over Mediaset SpA and restore its own influence at the Italian broadcaster.Mediaset said it received notice from Vivendi, its second-biggest shareholder, that it would ask a Milan tribunal to revoke an April resolution that increased the voting rights of long-term investors. The resolution effectively consolidated Berlusconi’s control at Vivendi’s expense.Vivendi will also petition the court to restore its full voting rights, Mediaset cited the notice as saying. The French media group has had limited influence over Mediaset since regulators forced it to transfer most of its voting shares to a third party to stop it having too much sway over Italy’s media landscape.The decision to go to court raises the hostilities with Mediaset’s founder Berlusconi at a delicate time. Mediaset plans to set up a Dutch holding company as part of efforts to create a pan-European broadcasting alliance. Vivendi has the potential to block that plan if it decides to withhold its participation in the new structure.Vivendi has a 9.61% direct stake in Mediaset, with its remaining 19.19% interest held on its behalf by an independent entity. The arrangement was put in place in 2017, when Vivendi controlled national phone company Telecom Italia SpA. Last year it lost a boardroom battle at the carrier to allies of U.S. activist investor Elliott Management Corp., who later removed its Vivendi-backed chief executive. Vivendi still holds around 24% of Telecom Italia.Mediaset Chief Executive Officer Pier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday he didn’t think Vivendi would block the Dutch move, and that if Vivendi opposed the plan it would have already sold its Mediaset shares.The court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26.To contact the reporter on this story: Daniele Lepido in Milan at dlepido1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at rpenty@bloomberg.net, Thomas Pfeiffer, Dan LiefgreenFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Share Register?
    Simply Wall St.19 days ago

    Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Share Register?

    Every investor in Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will...

  • Vivendi's shares fall as concerns mount of hitches to UMG stake sale
    Reuters26 days ago

    Vivendi's shares fall as concerns mount of hitches to UMG stake sale

    Vivendi's shares fell on Thursday, which traders attributed to a media report of a possible hitches to its planned sale of a stake in its Universal Music Group division. Traders cited an article in industry publication Digital Music News that said Vivendi's UMG sale plan could be delayed into 2020. Vivendi's shares were down 2.8% in mid-session trading.

  • Indonesia media executive says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies
    Reuters28 days ago

    Indonesia media executive says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies

    The director of the investment arm of Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) said on Tuesday the group was in talks with Walt Disney Co on a possible investment by the U.S. media conglomerate, but the group's owner Hary Tanoesoedibjo denied talks were taking place. MNC Investama Director Darma Putra said at an event organized by MNC that Disney was interested in investing in one of the group's affiliates.

  • Reuters28 days ago

    UPDATE 3-Indonesia media exec says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies

    The director of the investment arm of Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) said on Tuesday the group was in talks with Walt Disney Co on a possible investment by the U.S. media conglomerate, but the group's owner Hary Tanoesoedibjo denied talks were taking place. MNC Investama Director Darma Putra said at an event organized by MNC that Disney was interested in investing in one of the group's affiliates.

  • Indonesia media exec says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies
    Reuters28 days ago

    Indonesia media exec says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies

    The director of the investment arm of Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra (MNC)  said on Tuesday the group was in talks with Walt Disney Co on a possible investment by the U.S. media conglomerate, but the group's owner Hary Tanoesoedibjo denied talks were taking place. MNC Investama Director Darma Putra said at an event organized by MNC that Disney was interested in investing in one of the group's affiliates. MNC Group founder and chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo, a business partner of U.S. president Donald Trump, said no talks were taking place with Disney.

  • Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam: sources
    Reuterslast month

    Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam: sources

    MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy's sovereign wealth fund is maneuvering to pull off a multibillion-euro telecoms merger and end a prolonged corporate stalemate that has held up Rome's plans to create a national broadband network, sources say. Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), which has 425 billion euros ($480 billion) in assets, is a major shareholder in two crucial building blocks of any national network, former phone monopoly Telecom Italia (TIM) and its newer rival, Open Fiber. TIM and Open Fiber, which is owned by CDP and utility Enel, are rolling out rival fiber-optic networks across Italy, raising concerns of duplication and wasted investment at a time when Italy, a digital laggard, needs to catch up fast.

  • Reuterslast month

    Vivendi's Havas buys U.S. advertising company Battery

    French advertising firm Havas, part of media group Vivendi, has agreed to buy Battery, a fast-growing U.S. ad company whose clients include Netflix. The acquisition of Los Angeles-based Battery, which has revenues of around $10 million, will boost Havas' presence in the United States and allow it to tap into the lucrative and growing sectors of video gaming and streamed entertainment shows. Battery was co-founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Anson Sowby and Philip Khosid.

  • Reuterslast month

    UPDATE 1-Vivendi's Havas buys U.S. advertising company Battery

    The acquisition of Los Angeles-based Battery, which has revenues of around $10 million, will boost Havas' presence in the United States and allow it to tap into the lucrative and growing sectors of video gaming and streamed entertainment shows. Battery was co-founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Anson Sowby and Philip Khosid.

  • Elliott Plans Vivendi Compromise to End Telecom Italia Feud
    Bloomberglast month

    Elliott Plans Vivendi Compromise to End Telecom Italia Feud

    (Bloomberg) -- Elliott Management Corp. is preparing to compromise with Vivendi SA on board representation at Telecom Italia SpA to end their battle for influence over the indebted phone carrier, people familiar with the matter said.The agreement between two of Telecom Italia’s biggest shareholders will come with a pledge to pursue a common strategy, said the people, who asked not to be named as the plans are not public. The board changes are slated to be discussed by Telecom Italia’s directors later this month, they said.Telecom Italia shares were briefly suspended from trading after rising as much as 5.6%, their biggest intraday gain in four months. The stock was up 2% as of 3:54 p.m. in Milan.Details of the agreement have not been finalized and could still change, the people said.“We do not wish to comment apart from advising extreme caution on any such rumors,” Vivendi said in a statement. Representatives of Elliott and Telecom Italia declined to comment.Elliott’s allies wrested control of the board from top shareholder Vivendi in May last year and in November they forced out the company’s CEO, a Vivendi appointee. The French media company spent the following months publicly attacking Paul Singer’s New York-based activist fund in an attempt to regain control.Elliott hit back by criticizing Vivendi’s governance record and Vivendi backed down in late March when it became clear it lacked support for another boardroom coup.Since then, the two have sought privately to align around a common approach and turn the uneasy truce into a lasting peace, said a person familiar with the matter.Depressed SharesTen out of Telecom Italia’s 15 board directors are aligned with Elliott and the rest with Vivendi. Elliott wants to maintain its overall influence on the board, the person said.There is no clear answer to Telecom Italia’s problems. Competitive threats to both its legacy fixed-line network and wireless business are undermining the profits it needs to service one of the European industry’s biggest debt loads. The Milan-based carrier’s shares, which haven’t paid a regular dividend for the past six years, tumbled to a record intraday low in January.The biggest strategic flashpoint has been Elliott’s call for a full spinoff of the landline network to help pay down debt, an idea that Vivendi resisted. Chief Executive Officer Luigi Gubitosi has focused for now on cutting costs and doing deals to share the burden of new network spending, and results in May showed those efforts were starting to pay off.The CEO has pushed for some form of tie-up with fixed-line rival Open Fiber SpA to shore up the landline business. Any combination or spinoff of the landline business is fraught with regulatory and political risks.(Adds Vivendi response in fifth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Tommaso Ebhardt and Daniele Lepido.To contact the reporters on this story: Angelina Rascouet in Paris at arascouet1@bloomberg.net;Scott Deveau in New York at sdeveau2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at rpenty@bloomberg.net, Thomas Pfeiffer, Ben ScentFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Is Yielding 2.0% - But Is It A Buy?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Is Yielding 2.0% - But Is It A Buy?

    Today we'll take a closer look at Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) from a dividend investor's perspective. Owning a strong...

  • Reuters2 months ago

    ProsiebenSat, Mediaset deny talks on creating pan-European TV company

    MILAN/FRANKFURT, May 31 (Reuters) - Broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and Mediaset denied a newspaper report on Friday that they were in talks on creating a pan-European TV company after the Italian media house bought a 9.6% stake in its German rival this week. The holding company would be based in the Netherlands or Belgium and not in countries such as Italy, Spain or Germany where the broadcasters have much of their business, Italian daily Il Messaggero reported, citing a plan drawn up by Mediaset's adviser Citi. ProSieben was focusing on the launch next month of its streaming joint venture with Discovery Inc, called Joyn, as well as initiatives to develop 'smart' advertising, Conze added in a statement.

  • Moody's2 months ago

    CDS HOLDCO III B.V. -- Moody's places M7's rating under review for upgrade

    Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today placed under review for upgrade the B2 corporate family rating (CFR), the B2-PD probability of default rating (PDR), the B2 rating on the EUR655 million senior secured Term Loan B, and the B2 rating on the EUR20 million senior secured revolving credit facility of CDS Holdco III B.V.'s ("M7" or "the company"). The review follows the announcement that Canal+ Group ("Canal+"), owned by Vivendi SA ("Vivendi", Baa2 stable) has agreed to acquire M7 from private equity sponsor Astorg, for a purchase price of slightly above EUR1.0 billion. "We are placing M7's ratings on review for upgrade because, if the disposal concludes as planned, M7 will become part of Vivendi, a larger diversified media group with a stronger credit quality.