News coverage about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 43.6590423693592 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

VOD has been the subject of several recent research reports. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Vodafone Group 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. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.14.

Shares of Vodafone Group (VOD) traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $30.59. The stock had a trading volume of 1,600,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,800,000. Vodafone Group has a 1 year low of $24.17 and a 1 year high of $31.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.96.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a dividend of $0.5642 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio 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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