VIV.PA - Vivendi SA

Paris - Paris Delayed Price. Currency in EUR
21.69
+0.29 (+1.36%)
As of 2:15PM CEST. Market open.
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Previous Close21.40
Open21.47
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range21.46 - 21.69
52 Week Range18.40 - 24.87
Volume578,316
Avg. Volume3,667,941
Market Cap27.48B
Beta0.70
PE Ratio (TTM)22.83
EPS (TTM)0.95
Earnings DateMay 9, 2018 - May 14, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.45 (2.16%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-04-20
1y Target Est24.45
  • Reuters13 days ago

    EU's top court backs copyright holder in landmark ruling

    Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday in a boost to the bloc's creative industries. Regulators say they lose out because illegal uploads of works on big online platforms such as Google's YouTube and Vivendi's video-sharing site Dailymotion deny publishers, broadcasters and artists of revenues. The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruling came after a secondary school student in Germany downloaded a photograph of Cordoba from a travel website to illustrate a presentation which was then published on the school website.

  • MarketWatch13 days ago

    Warner Music Group sells stake in Spotify

    Warner Music Group announced it sold its entire stake in Spotify (SPOT) in an earnings call on Tuesday morning, according to a report in Variety. The sale realized $504 million and $126 million would be given to the label's artists, according to Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper. Sony Music disclosed it had sold half of its shares in Spotify for around $750 million in a May securities filing, and independent label collective Merlin sold all of its shares for an estimated $125 million.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents15 days ago

    Edited Transcript of VIV.PA earnings conference call or presentation 30-Jul-18 4:00pm GMT

    Half Year 2018 Vivendi SA Earnings Call

  • Vivendi SA ADR Strengthens Its Balance Sheet, Announces Plan for Universal Music Group Sale
    Motley Fool18 days ago

    Vivendi SA ADR Strengthens Its Balance Sheet, Announces Plan for Universal Music Group Sale

    The sale of its stake in Ubisoft and other cash generation is on track to leave the media giant with almost no net debt, while its plans to find a strategic partner to buy half of UMG could lead to a very big return for shareholders.

  • MarketWatch18 days ago

    Lions Gate inks multiyear deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

    MARKET PULSE Entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF) has inked a multiyear agreement with Vivendi S.A.'s (fr:VIV) Universal Music Publishing Group where UMPG will represent Lions Gate's music publishing properties.

  • Trade talk boosts European shares as results cause big swings
    Reuters20 days ago

    Trade talk boosts European shares as results cause big swings

    By Kit Rees and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - European shares climbed on Tuesday to a new six-week high on signs of a détente in the U.S.-China trade dispute, while strong earnings updates drove gains ...

  • Reuters20 days ago

    Vivendi looks to cash in on music industry's rise from the ashes

    French tycoon Vincent Bollore is looking to cash in on the music industry's revival with plans to sell up to half of Vivendi (VIV.PA)'s iconic Universal Music division - an asset worth up 30 billion euros ($35 billion). The billionaire, who controls Vivendi with a 25 percent stake, has for years resisted calls to take advantage of the rising value of Universal Music Group (UMG), home to artists like Taylor Swift, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga.

  • Reuters20 days ago

    PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - July 31

    Indian metals tycoon Anil Agarwal has been given extra time to buy the 33.5 percent of Vedanta Resources Plc he does not already own. The company said late on Monday that its independent directors, with the consent of the UK Takeover Panel, had agreed to extend the offer deadline until August 6 to "enable ongoing financing discussions" to be concluded. Spotify executive Troy Carter, who had been tasked with mending the relationship between the company and the music industry, is leaving the company.

  • The Wall Street Journal21 days ago

    [$$] Vivendi to Explore Selling Up to 50% of Universal Music Group

    Universal Music Group’s parent will try to sell up to 50% of the world’s biggest music company in an attempt to cash in on a resurgent recording industry. Vivendi SA said it would look for one or more strategic buyers for the Universal stake. “Our goal is to determine a list of potential partners that would help us to obtain the best valuation for Universal while accelerating its growth,” Vivendi Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said.

  • Reuters21 days ago

    Vivendi considers selling half its UMG music "jewel"

    Vivendi is considering selling up to half of its UMG music division to one or several strategic partners, ending months of speculation about a potential stock market listing of the unit, whose value soared on booming streaming revenues. The move contrasts with previous announcements by the French media conglomerate, which until now had floated the idea of selling a minority stake in Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's biggest music label -- deemed a "jewel" by Vivendi's executives. It also illustrates the ability of Vivendi's controlling shareholder, billionaire Vincent Bollore, to swiftly shift gears depending on market conditions, as the group's recent spree of acquisitions has produced mixed results.

  • Reuters21 days ago

    Vivendi considers selling half its UMG music 'jewel'

    Vivendi is considering selling up to half of its UMG music division to one or several strategic partners, ending months of speculation about a potential stock market listing of the unit, whose value soared on booming streaming revenues. The move contrasts with previous announcements by the French media conglomerate, which until now had floated the idea of selling a minority stake in Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's biggest music label -- deemed a "jewel" by Vivendi's executives. It also illustrates the ability of Vivendi's controlling shareholder, billionaire Vincent Bollore, to swiftly shift gears depending on market conditions, as the group's recent spree of acquisitions has produced mixed results.

  • Tycoon Is Ready to Make $15 Billion of Sweet Music
    Bloomberg21 days ago

    Tycoon Is Ready to Make $15 Billion of Sweet Music

    Finally, Vivendi SA is ready to find a dance partner for Universal Music Group, home of Drake and Kendrick Lamar. After years of dangling the tantalizing prospect of an IPO or partial stake sale to investors, the French media conglomerate and its billionaire eminence grise Vincent Bollore are now prepared to sell as much as 50 percent of the label to one or more “strategic partners,” it said Monday. The timing of the move is good: UMG is growing apace, helped by surging revenue from music streaming services such as Spotify Inc. and Apple Inc.’s music service.

  • Reuters21 days ago

    Vivendi considers selling up to 50 percent of booming UMG music arm

    Vivendi is considering selling up to 50 percent of its UMG music division to one or more strategic partners, ending months-long speculation about a potential stock market listing of the unit, which has been experiencing a boom in business. Pressure had been mounting on Vivendi in the last few months to update investors about its plans for Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's biggest music label, as the recent listing of streaming platform Spotify had given a lift to the division's value and that of its parent company. The transaction is likely to be launched this autumn and could be completed in the next 18 months, said Vivendi, which added that it was also in talks over the possible acquisition of French publishing company Editis.

  • Bloomberg21 days ago

    Vivendi to Sell Up to Half of Universal Music, Rules Out IPO

    Vivendi SA said it will sell up to half of Universal Music Group, cashing in on a surge in music streaming that has infused new life into the industry after years of decline. The French media conglomerate will sell the stake to one or more "strategic partners" to secure the highest value and has ruled out an initial public offering because it is too complex, Vivendi said in a statement on Monday. Vivendi said it would establish a floor price for the stake.

  • Fighting Billionaires Need to Back Off In Italy
    Bloomberg25 days ago

    Fighting Billionaires Need to Back Off In Italy

    It’s a healthy reminder to Vivendi SA and activist fund Elliott Management Corp. to temper their more combative instincts and let the respected telecoms executive get on with the job. This applies just as much to Paul Singer’s hedge fund as it does to Vincent Bollore’s French media conglomerate. Just 50 days after launching its 5.99 euros per month cellphone contracts in Italy, Niel’s company said last week it had a million subscribers there.

  • Vivendi weighing options over Telecom Italia
    Reuters26 days ago

    Vivendi weighing options over Telecom Italia

    Telecom Italia's main shareholder Vivendi is very concerned about the situation at the Italian phone group since activist fund Elliott seized board control and is weighing its options, a spokesman for the French media company said. The activist fund wrestled TIM board control from Vivendi in May after a two-month campaign to shake up the way the French group had been running the former telecoms monopoly. "There is no collective Elliott team, they're all over the place," he said.

  • Telecom Italia Weighs Asset Sales, Including Sparkle
    Bloomberg27 days ago

    Telecom Italia Weighs Asset Sales, Including Sparkle

    Telecom Italia SpA is pressing ahead with a sale of its Sparkle undersea-cable unit and is looking at selling other parts of the business to boost its stock price, according to people familiar with the matter. The board has approved a strategic review of Sparkle, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Chief Executive Officer Amos Genish said in March he was pitching the unit to potential buyers in early-stage talks.

  • Reuters27 days ago

    Telecom Italia to review strategic options for subsidiaries

    Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) will press ahead with the sale of its stake in broadcasting unit Persidera while considering broader strategic options for the group's various subsidiaries. In a statement on six-month results, Italy's biggest phone group, whose largest shareholder is French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA), said it had examined the financial implications of taking part in 5G auctions Italy is launching later this year. "(The group) has started an evaluation process of the strategic options relating to its subsidiaries," it said.

  • UniCredit could join top euro zone index, Deutsche Bank out - SG
    Reuters27 days ago

    UniCredit could join top euro zone index, Deutsche Bank out - SG

    MILAN (Reuters) - UniCredit could join an index of top 50 eurozone companies from September and Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) could leave, Societe Generale analysts said, an addition that underscores the successful ...

  • Reuters27 days ago

    UniCredit could join top euro zone index, Deutsche Bank out - SG

    UniCredit could join an index of top 50 eurozone companies from September and Deutsche Bank could leave, Societe Generale analysts said, an addition that underscores the successful restructuring of the Italian lender. UniCredit is forging ahead in a turnaround under CEO Jean Pierre Mustier after raising 13 billion euros ($15 billion) from investors last year to clean up its balance sheet. An inclusion in the EURO STOXX 50 could help attract new investors who track indexes as an strategy.

  • Reuterslast month

    Universal Music Group to open Nigeria division

    Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) will launch a new division in Nigeria as part of efforts by the world's largest music label to expand into Africa's most populous nation and the wider region. The music entertainment group said on Tuesday its new strategic division, Universal Music Nigeria, will operate from Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos. Nigerian music, much like its Nollywood film industry, is popular across much of Africa.

  • The world’s biggest music company is setting its sights on Africa
    Quartzlast month

    The world’s biggest music company is setting its sights on Africa

    After nearly two decades of decline and existential threat, the global music business is growing. Sales were up by 8.1%, reaching $17.3 billion last year, according to industry trade body, IFPI. And while the formal, established business was going through its worst years worldwide, the African independent pop business was having a renaissance. Launched from…

  • MarketWatchlast month

    Sony Music is relaunching Arista Records

    MARKET PULSE Sony Music Entertainment is relaunching Arista Records under hitmaker David Massey, the company announced Monday. Massey stepped down as CEO of Universal Music Group's Island Records in June, where he helped guide the careers of musicians like Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Bon Jovi.

  • Italy's Mediaset CEO says time for deal with Telecom Italia is passed
    Reuters2 months ago

    Italy's Mediaset CEO says time for deal with Telecom Italia is passed

    The time for an agreement between Italian private broadcaster Mediaset and Telecom Italia (TIM) is passed, Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi said. Last week the Milan-based TV group announced it was working on creating a pan-European broadcaster after signing a content sharing deal with Sky and a deal TIM to give the phone group's customers access to its free-to-air channels. The group, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has been re-thinking its model after the sale of its Premium pay-TV unit to France's Vivendi failed in 2016.