Tesco (TSCDY) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Tesco (OTCMKTS:TSCDY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “TESCO PLC., is the UK’s largest retailer and one of the world’s leading international retailers. Tesco has reached this position through consistent focus on their four part strategy for growth: Tesco has a strong, growing core UK business offering customers excellent value, choice and convenience; Tesco aims to be as strong in non-food as it is in food; Tesco follows the customer into new areas like retailing services such as financial products (Tesco Personal Finance), internet shopping (Tesco.com) and telecoms (Tesco telecom offers mobile, fixed line and broadband services) & Tesco is a leading international retailer with a long term strategy for growth. Tesco is a multi-format business, operating hypermarkets, superstores, supermarkets and convenience stores. “

Separately, BNP Paribas raised shares of Tesco from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Tesco currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.50.

TSCDY stock opened at $8.43 on Thursday. Tesco has a 12 month low of $7.06 and a 12 month high of $10.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.62 and a quick ratio of 0.49. The stock has a market cap of $22.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.32, a PEG ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 0.45.

About Tesco

Tesco PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery retailer. The company also provides retail banking and insurance services. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Malaysia, Thailand, and internationally. The company serves its customers through 6,809 stores, as well as online.

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