Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vodafone Group (VOD) Share Price

Headlines about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 46.0594713740618 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on VOD. Raymond James Financial upgraded Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Numis Securities upgraded Vodafone Group from an “add” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Bank of America restated a “buy” rating and set a $37.26 target price on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.36.

Shares of Vodafone Group stock traded down $0.81 on Thursday, hitting $27.36. The stock had a trading volume of 4,926,429 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,664,036. Vodafone Group has a one year low of $25.54 and a one year high of $32.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

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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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