|Franco-American Education Publisher|
|Houghton Mifflin||Vivendi Universal SA|
| Founded: 1832, as Ticknor & Fields |
2000 Revenues: $1.03 billion
52-Week Stock-Range:$29.50 to $59.70 on New York Stock Exchange
June 6 Closing Stock Price: $59.60 Principal Businesses: Educational publishing, including McDougal Littell secondary school materials; Riverside Publishing (tests such as the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills); and Great Source supplementary materials. Trade (consumer) division publishes the American Heritage Dictionary, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and The Wind Done Gone, Alice Randall’s parody of Gone With the Wind.
| Founded: 2000, with the merger of Vivendi SA, a retooled French water utility, with French television company Canal+ and Seagram Co. of the United States. |
2000 Revenues:$45.4 billion
52-Week Stock Range: $54.30 to $80.94 on New York Stock Exchange
June 6 Closing Stock Price: $64.10
Principal Businesses: Universal Studios (movies and television), Universal Music Group (record labels such as Motown, MCA, and Interscope Geffen A&M), publishing, telecommunications, and environmental services.
A version of this article appeared in the June 13, 2001 edition of Education Week