Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) Share Price

Media stories about Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 44.6344418532803 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Vodafone Group (NASDAQ VOD) opened at $28.64 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95. Vodafone Group has a 52 week low of $25.17 and a 52 week high of $32.75.

A number of brokerages have commented on VOD. Raymond James Financial raised Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Numis Securities raised Vodafone Group from an “add” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $37.26 price objective on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Monday, February 5th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.36.

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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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