PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (OTCMKTS:PDRDY) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (OTCMKTS:PDRDY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Pernod Ricard SA, based in France, operates as a manufacturer and seller of a wide range of wines and spirits. The company operates as holding company, with the structure divided between brand owner subsidiaries, such as The Absolut Company, Havana Club International and Chivas Brothers, which produce and develop marketing strategies for the brands, and regional distribution subsidiaries, such as Pernod Ricard Europe, Pernod Ricard Americas and Pernod Ricard Asia, which implement marketing strategies and distribute local brands. The Company is active in eight principal beverage sectors: whiskies, aniseed spirits, liqueurs, cognacs and brandies, white spirits and rums, bitters, champagnes and wines. Pernod Ricard SA’s flagship brands include Ricard, Havana Club, Ballantine’s, Malibu, Martell, The Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Jameson and Absolut Vodka, among others. “

PDRDY has been the subject of several other reports. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded PERNOD RICARD S/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded PERNOD RICARD S/ADR from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 10th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded PERNOD RICARD S/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. PERNOD RICARD S/ADR currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.

PDRDY stock opened at $35.99 on Tuesday. PERNOD RICARD S/ADR has a 1-year low of $31.17 and a 1-year high of $39.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.79 and a quick ratio of 0.56. The company has a market capitalization of $48.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.71, a PEG ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.40. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $36.55 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $36.25.

About PERNOD RICARD S/ADR

Pernod Ricard SA produces and sells beers, wines, and spirits in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Its principal brands include Absolut, Ballantine's, Beefeater, Chivas Regal, Kahlúa, Malibu, Martell, and Brancott Estate. The company was founded in 1805 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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