Publicis Groupe S.A. (OTCMKTS:PUBGY) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Publicis Groupe S.A. (OTCMKTS:PUBGYGet Rating) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.10.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on PUBGY shares. UBS Group lifted their price objective on shares of Publicis Groupe from €64.00 ($65.31) to €65.00 ($66.33) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Publicis Groupe from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Publicis Groupe from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Publicis Groupe from €48.00 ($48.98) to €45.00 ($45.92) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Publicis Groupe from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, July 4th.

Publicis Groupe Price Performance

Shares of OTCMKTS:PUBGY opened at $13.01 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $12.34 and its 200-day simple moving average is $13.69. Publicis Groupe has a one year low of $10.47 and a one year high of $19.25. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Publicis Groupe Cuts Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 4th were paid a dividend of $0.5066 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 4.2%.

About Publicis Groupe

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Publicis Groupe SA provides marketing, communications, and digital business transformation services in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. The company offers advisory services for brand strategy, and repositioning and their identity under the Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Marcel, Fallon, and BBH brands; online advertising services under the Razorfish and Moxie brand names; crisis communications, media relations, public affairs, financial communications, and strategy and event management services; media consulting, planning, and buying services; performance marketing services; and e-commerce services to optimize distribution channels.

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