News stories about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 46.4017742005252 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- BidaskClub Downgrades Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) vs. BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vodafone Offers Unlimited Calling, 28 GB Data At Rs 348 (ndtv.com)
- BlackRock Claims $114.72 M Worth Of Stake in Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) (newstrendstoday.com)
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on VOD shares. BidaskClub lowered Vodafone Group PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Numis Securities Ltd started coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating on the stock. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday, June 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.64.
About Vodafone Group PLC
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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