Vodafone Group plc (VOD) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts
Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-three research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 247.36 ($3.19).
VOD has been the topic of several analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 300 ($3.87) price target on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 285 ($3.68) price target on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a report on Friday, July 21st. S&P Global set a GBX 230 ($2.97) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Saturday, May 20th. Finally, Macquarie reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a report on Monday, September 4th.
Vodafone Group plc (VOD) opened at 206.45 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 219.42 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 215.15. Vodafone Group plc has a 1-year low of GBX 186.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 233.90. The firm’s market cap is GBX 54.96 billion.
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In other news, insider Nick Read sold 574,525 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 224 ($2.89), for a total transaction of £1,286,936 ($1,662,063.80). Also, insider Vivek Badrinath purchased 246,071 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 225 ($2.91) per share, with a total value of £553,659.75 ($715,045.52).
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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