Vodafone Group Public (NASDAQ:VOD) Downgraded to “Buy” at StockNews.com

StockNews.com downgraded shares of Vodafone Group Public (NASDAQ:VODGet Rating) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on VOD. Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on shares of Vodafone Group Public from GBX 150 ($1.84) to GBX 140 ($1.72) in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Vodafone Group Public from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Vodafone Group Public from GBX 190 ($2.33) to GBX 180 ($2.21) in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Vodafone Group Public from GBX 168 ($2.06) to GBX 165 ($2.02) in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, UBS Group cut their price target on shares of Vodafone Group Public from GBX 146 ($1.79) to GBX 143 ($1.75) in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, Vodafone Group Public has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $167.17.

Vodafone Group Public Price Performance

Vodafone Group Public stock opened at $14.64 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.85. Vodafone Group Public has a 1 year low of $14.31 and a 1 year high of $19.05. The company’s 50-day moving average is $15.57 and its two-hundred day moving average is $16.36.

Vodafone Group Public Cuts Dividend

The business also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 6th will be issued a dividend of $0.455 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 3rd. This represents a yield of 9.6%.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Vodafone Group Public

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VOD. Ruffer LLP bought a new position in shares of Vodafone Group Public during the 1st quarter worth approximately $70,827,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 313.4% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,230,757 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $86,936,000 after acquiring an additional 3,965,329 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 32.2% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 13,170,727 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $218,897,000 after acquiring an additional 3,207,740 shares in the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 141.4% during the 1st quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 4,012,386 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $66,686,000 after acquiring an additional 2,350,386 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co Ltd grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 28.3% during the 4th quarter. ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co Ltd now owns 6,921,442 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $103,337,000 after acquiring an additional 1,525,402 shares in the last quarter. 9.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Vodafone Group Public Company Profile

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Vodafone Group Public Limited Company engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers.

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