Media stories about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.3855166398649 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Vodafone Group (NASDAQ VOD) remained flat at $$30.73 on Monday. 3,156,143 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,888,573. Vodafone Group has a 52 week low of $24.30 and a 52 week high of $31.03. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

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

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VOD. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, November 17th. UBS reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Bank of America raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.14.

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About Vodafone Group

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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