PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (PDRDY) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (OTCMKTS:PDRDY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

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. “

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Liberum Capital upgraded PERNOD RICARD S/ADR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded PERNOD RICARD S/ADR from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of PERNOD RICARD S/ADR in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.00.

PERNOD RICARD S/ADR stock opened at $31.90 on Friday. PERNOD RICARD S/ADR has a fifty-two week low of $29.38 and a fifty-two week high of $34.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $42.36 billion, a PE ratio of 23.45, a PEG ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.67.


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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