Vodafone Group Public Limited (NASDAQ:VOD) Receives $167.20 Consensus PT from Analysts

Shares of Vodafone Group Public Limited (NASDAQ:VODGet Rating) have earned a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $171.50.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their price objective on Vodafone Group Public from GBX 230 ($2.82) to GBX 225 ($2.76) in a report on Friday, April 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Vodafone Group Public from GBX 170 ($2.08) to GBX 175 ($2.14) in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. Jefferies Financial Group cut shares of Vodafone Group Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. Citigroup assumed coverage on Vodafone Group Public in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, StockNews.com raised Vodafone Group Public from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 30th.

Shares of VOD opened at $15.67 on Friday. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $15.87 and its 200-day simple moving average is $16.37. Vodafone Group Public has a 12-month low of $14.42 and a 12-month high of $19.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.

The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 6th will be paid a $0.455 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 3rd. This represents a yield of 9.6%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Vodafone Group Public by 3.6% in the fourth quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,461 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $291,000 after buying an additional 677 shares in the last quarter. Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 0.5% during the first quarter. Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC now owns 145,275 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,414,000 after acquiring an additional 688 shares during the period. 180 Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in Vodafone Group Public by 5.7% in the 1st quarter. 180 Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 13,041 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $224,000 after acquiring an additional 707 shares in the last quarter. Private Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Public by 57.9% in the 1st quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,989 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $33,000 after purchasing an additional 729 shares during the period. Finally, Valeo Financial Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Vodafone Group Public by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 14,079 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $234,000 after purchasing an additional 745 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 9.07% of the company’s stock.

Vodafone Group Public Company Profile (Get Rating)

Vodafone Group Public Limited Company engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers.

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