Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group issued their FY2022 earnings per share estimates for Vodafone Group in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Dellis expects that the cell phone carrier will earn $1.80 per share for the year.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on VOD. Barclays upgraded Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

Shares of Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) traded up $0.26 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $31.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,603,568 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,670,725. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Vodafone Group has a 52-week low of $24.31 and a 52-week high of $32.75. The firm has a market cap of $84,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -83.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.94.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a dividend of $0.5642 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. Vodafone Group’s payout ratio is -302.63%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group by 13.8% during the 2nd quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 440 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 768 shares during the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group by 387.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 3,700 shares during the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group during the 3rd quarter worth $151,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group during the 3rd quarter worth $172,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.23% of the company’s stock.

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Vodafone Group Company Profile

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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