Media stories about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.0237998670969 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on VOD shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.52.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) opened at $30.64 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52-week low of $24.17 and a 52-week high of $30.78.

The company also recently disclosed 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. This represents a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd.

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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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