Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Vodafone Group (VOD) Stock Price

News headlines about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 43.5759058039574 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Vodafone Group (VOD) traded up $0.03 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $31.25. 2,152,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,865,060. 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 one year low of $24.31 and a one year high of $31.31.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders 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 yield of 3.68%. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -310.81%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Barclays raised shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday. UBS reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.14.

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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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