Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Analysis & Opinions from Experts

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ: VOD) is 6.43% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $11.46 and a high of $20.53 in the current 52-week trading range. The VOD stock was last observed hovering at around $17.73 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.19% off its average median price target of $23.16 for the next 12 months. It is also 44.77% off the consensus price target high of $31.76 offered by 20 analysts, but current levels are -10.94% lower than the price target low of $15.81 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $17.54, the stock is 2.70% and 7.86% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.65 million and changing -1.07% at the moment leaves the stock 14.73% off its SMA200. VOD registered -11.77% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 11.93%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $17.08 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $15.45.

The stock witnessed a 0.11% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 20.38%, and is 6.43% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.71% over the week and 1.45% over the month.

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) has around 95219 employees, a market worth around $47.89B and $54.55B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 16.74 and Fwd P/E is 37.32. Distance from 52-week low is 53.05% and -14.56% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.10%).

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) is a “Buy”. 20 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.30, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 17 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Vodafone Group Plc is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/18/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to grow by 80.80% this year.

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Top Institutional Holders

565 institutions hold shares in Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), with 59.07k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.00% while institutional investors hold 8.63% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 2.95B, and float is at 2.68B with Short Float at 0.23%. Institutions hold 8.63% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Renaissance Technologies, LLC with over 39.49 million shares valued at $529.99 million. The investor’s holdings represent 1.48% of the VOD Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management, LLC with 24.25 million shares valued at $325.45 million to account for 0.91% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc which holds 13.16 million shares representing 0.49% and valued at over $176.61 million, while Bank of America Corporation holds 0.39% of the shares totaling 10.48 million with a market value of $140.65 million.

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Vodafone Group Plc (VOD): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Millicom International Cellular S.A. (TIGO) that is -17.20% lower over the past 12 months. Orange S.A. (ORAN) is -14.52% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -71.2% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 10.7 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.64.

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