Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) insider Vivek Badrinath acquired 246,071 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 225 ($2.93) per share, for a total transaction of £553,659.75 ($721,005.01).

Shares of Vodafone Group plc (VOD) opened at 226.60 on Tuesday. Vodafone Group plc has a 12-month low of GBX 186.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 240.10. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 60.33 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 221.23 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 211.13.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 8th were given a dividend of €0.10 ($0.12) per share. This represents a yield of 4.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 8th.

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Several research firms have commented on VOD. UBS AG set a GBX 270 ($3.52) target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc from GBX 240 ($3.13) to GBX 250 ($3.26) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday. HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 225 ($2.93) target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Societe Generale reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 150 ($1.95) target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised their target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc from GBX 250 ($3.26) to GBX 259 ($3.37) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 245.13 ($3.19).

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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