Vodafone Group (VOD) Getting Positive News Coverage, Report Finds
Media stories about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 45.8564172261696 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several analysts have issued reports on VOD shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. UBS reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Barclays upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.14.
Shares of Vodafone Group (VOD) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $31.45. 2,685,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,827,903. Vodafone Group has a 12-month low of $24.31 and a 12-month high of $31.61. 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 company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.5642 per share. This represents a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd.
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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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