Vodafone Group (VOD) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.20

Press coverage about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 45.3210843678826 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays raised shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

Shares of Vodafone Group (VOD) traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $31.71. 1,529,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,797,275. 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 stock has a market cap of $83,670.00, a P/E ratio of -85.70, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 0.95. Vodafone Group has a 52 week low of $24.31 and a 52 week high of $31.98.

The business 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 $0.5642 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -310.81%.

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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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