Vodafone Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VOD)
Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock traders purchased 11,024 put options on the company, Stock Ratings Network reports. This represents an increase of 273% compared to the average volume of 2,955 put options.
A number of research firms have recently commented on VOD. Analysts at Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) in a research note to investors on Tuesday. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) in a research note to investors on Monday. Finally, analysts at Charles Stanley reiterated an “accumulate” rating on shares of Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) in a research note to investors on Thursday, September 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Vodafone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.75.
Shares of Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) traded down 0.23% on Friday, hitting $35.46. 8,569,658 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vodafone has a 1-year low of $24.42 and a 1-year high of $36.08. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $32.62 and a 200-day moving average of $30.13. The company has a market cap of $173.5 billion and a P/E ratio of 253.86.
Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE:VOD) is a mobile communications company operating across the globe providing a range of communications services.
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