Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twenty-three ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 244.91 ($3.19).
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. UBS AG set a GBX 270 ($3.52) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 225 ($2.93) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research report on Tuesday. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 225 ($2.93) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 250 ($3.26) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 235 ($3.06) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th.
Shares of Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) traded down 1.10% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 220.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 42,451,996 shares. Vodafone Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 186.50 and a 12 month high of GBX 240.10. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 58.65 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 221.11 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 210.62.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 8th will be given a dividend of €0.10 ($0.12) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 8th. This represents a yield of 4.05%.
In related news, insider Nick Read sold 574,525 shares of Vodafone Group plc stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 224 ($2.92), for a total transaction of £1,286,936 ($1,676,571.13).
About Vodafone Group plc
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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