Vodafone Receives “Trading Sell” Rating from Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research (VOD)
Vodafone (NYSE:VOD)‘s stock had its “trading sell” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, American Banking News reports.
A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on VOD. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Vodafone from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, January 17th. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 16th. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.33.
Shares of Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) traded down 3.26% on Wednesday, hitting $36.80. The stock had a trading volume of 33,439,528 shares. Vodafone has a one year low of $24.42 and a one year high of $39.44. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $38.41 and a 200-day moving average of $34.84. The company has a market cap of $178.8 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.71. Vodafone also saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 15,905 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 384% compared to the average volume of 3,287 put options.
Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE:VOD) is a mobile communications company operating across the globe providing a range of communications services.
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