Media headlines about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.1452518135631 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on VOD shares. Numis Securities Ltd started coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, July 14th. They set an “add” rating for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub downgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Bank of America Corporation raised 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. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, June 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Vodafone Group PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.52.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) traded up 0.97% on Thursday, reaching $29.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,929,492 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $28.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.33. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52-week low of $24.17 and a 52-week high of $30.39. The firm’s market capitalization is $77.36 billion.

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About Vodafone Group PLC

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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