Headlines about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Alpha One Sentiment reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 60 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded down 0.52% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $28.71. The stock had a trading volume of 803,535 shares. Vodafone Group PLC has a 1-year low of $24.17 and a 1-year high of $32.68. The stock’s market capitalization is $76.43 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $28.59 and its 200-day moving average is $26.31.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be paid a $1.1234 dividend. This represents a yield of 7.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. This is an increase from Vodafone Group PLC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.56.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on VOD. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Argus raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Standpoint Research cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Vodafone Group PLC has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.12.

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Vodafone Group PLC 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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