Vodafone Group (VOD) Getting Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 45.8564172261696 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Barclays raised shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at $31.44 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Vodafone Group has a fifty-two week low of $24.31 and a fifty-two week high of $32.75. The stock has a market cap of $83,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -84.97, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.94.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.5642 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -310.81%.

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Vodafone Group Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe.

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