Headlines about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.3421372379644 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- SC to now hear Centre’s plea against Vodafone’s second arbitration bid on Thursday (news.webindia123.com)
- Vodafone, Idea Cellular begin deal closure talks (afaqs.com)
- Springbok Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Calpine (CPN) Position; Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) Had 18 … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- Criterion Capital Management Has Raised By $6.72 Million Its Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) Position; Stewart … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- Termination of the proposed merger between Vodafone Malta and Melita (webwire.com)
Vodafone Group (VOD) traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $31.07. The company had a trading volume of 2,670,220 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,867,653. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95. Vodafone Group has a fifty-two week low of $24.31 and a fifty-two week high of $31.54.
VOD has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub cut Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Barclays upgraded 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 stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target 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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