Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) Insider Margherita D. Valle Sells 131,684 Shares

Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) insider Margherita D. Valle sold 131,684 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 127 ($1.56), for a total value of £167,238.68 ($205,806.89).

VOD traded up GBX 2.56 ($0.03) during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 127.80 ($1.57). The company had a trading volume of 38,938,821 shares, compared to its average volume of 61,020,000. Vodafone Group plc has a twelve month low of GBX 0.99 ($0.01) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,602 ($19.71). The company has a market capitalization of $34.22 billion and a PE ratio of -4.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 129.88, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 1.02. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 127.87 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 133.12.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of €0.05 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.49%. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -28.37%.

A number of analysts recently commented on VOD shares. HSBC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Tuesday, March 10th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, June 18th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 148 ($1.82) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 16th. DZ Bank upgraded Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 160 ($1.97) to GBX 150 ($1.85) in a research note on Wednesday, May 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Wednesday, May 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 176.56 ($2.17).

Vodafone Group Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The company's consumer products include mobile services, such as call, text, and data; broadband; television offerings and voice; mobile money services through M-pesa; Giga TV, an advanced digital service; and converged communication solutions, such as GigaKombi, Vodafone One Net Enterprise, Vodafone One, and Vodafone Meet Anywhere.

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