Sodexo S.A. (OTCMKTS:SDXAY) Short Interest Update

Sodexo S.A. (OTCMKTS:SDXAY) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,200 shares, a decrease of 78.2% from the December 15th total of 10,100 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 36,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 days.

SDXAY stock traded up $0.17 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.58. 7,371 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 13,959. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $17.82 and its 200 day simple moving average is $17.61. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96. Sodexo has a 1 year low of $16.10 and a 1 year high of $20.96.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on SDXAY. Societe Generale raised Sodexo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 28th. Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Sodexo from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised Sodexo from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 12th. Royal Bank of Canada raised Sodexo from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, December 16th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group raised Sodexo from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Sodexo Company Profile

Sodexo SA engages in the provision of on-site services, benefits and rewards services, and personal and home care services. It offers integrated solutions which cover a variety of working and living environments and are available in client segments which include corporate, health care, education, defense, remote sites, justice services, seniors, and sports and leisure.

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