News headlines about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vodafone Group PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 55 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded up 0.14% during trading on Friday, reaching $29.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,255,915 shares. Vodafone Group PLC has a one year low of $24.17 and a one year high of $31.69.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be issued a $1.1234 dividend. This is an increase from Vodafone Group PLC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.56. This represents a dividend yield of 7.74%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 7th.

VOD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Standpoint Research cut Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. Argus raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Numis Securities Ltd started coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday. They set an “add” rating for the company. Barclays PLC lowered Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.33.

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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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