Vodafone shares rise as growth outlook improves

Therefore 61% are positive. JP Morgan maintained the shares of VOD in report on Friday, February 3 with "Overweight" rating. On Monday, June 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to "Neutral".

Among 28 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD), 17 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Bank of America upgraded Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) on Wednesday, April 20 to "Buy" rating. Bank of America upgraded Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) on Wednesday, August 9 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Accumulate" rating by Standpoint Research given on Tuesday, January 3. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, September 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Reduce" rating by Standpoint Research on Thursday, June 1. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $80.20B company. It was reported on Nov, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $54.58 price target is reached, the company will be worth $92.50M less. It has outperformed by 3.10% the S&P500. Net debt rose to €32.1bn at the end of September from €31.2bn at the end of march, as free cash flow and net proceeds from the sale of shares in South African mobile company Vodacom were offset by the payment of last year's final dividend of €2.6bn. It has underperformed by 29.93% the S&P500. At home in the U.K., Vodafone is introducing more flexible wireless packages to win new subscribers and is backing a fiber broadband roll-out to compete with BT Group Plc's Openreach network and Liberty Global Plc's Virgin Media.

Vodafone now expects earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to increase about 10 percent in its fiscal 2018 year, from 4 percent to 8 percent previously, the Newbury, England-based company said in a statement. Vodafone attributed the slowdown in Q2 to its operations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP), where growth slowed to 6.2 percent in Q2 from 7.9 percent in Q1. It now has negative earnings. Its segments include Europe and AMAP. The company has market cap of $517.70 billion. The Bank operates through three divisions: Banking, Realty and Insurance. It has a 24.11 P/E ratio.

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The shares rose after the carrier nearly doubled its outlook for earnings growth and reported second-quarter results that beat expectations on strength in most markets. GBX 241.73's average target is 6.96% above currents GBX 226.01 stock price. The legal version of this story can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/14/vodafone-group-plcs-vod-buy-rating-reaffirmed-at-beaufort-securities.html. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of CRI in report on Thursday, July 27 with "Hold" rating. UBS AG set a GBX 270 ($3.55) price target on Vodafone Group plc and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. BNP Paribas downgraded Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) on Monday, November 21 to "Neutral" rating.

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