News stories about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.0556442737617 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) opened at 28.07 on Friday. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52 week low of $24.17 and a 52 week high of $30.39.

VOD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Argus raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd initiated coverage on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.52.

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Vodafone Group PLC 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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