Media headlines about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.3517736350087 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Vodafone Group (VOD) traded up $0.49 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $31.93. 2,897,405 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,084,239. Vodafone Group has a 52 week low of $24.31 and a 52 week high of $32.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95.
The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.5642 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd.
A number of research firms recently commented on VOD. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Barclays raised shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note 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 objective for the company in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.14.
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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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