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

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

Shares of VOD stock opened at GBX 127.80 ($1.57) on Wednesday. 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 has a market cap of $34.22 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.53. Vodafone Group plc has a 52 week low of GBX 0.99 ($0.01) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,602 ($19.71). The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 128.12 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 133.03.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 11th will be paid a €0.05 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 11th. This represents a yield of 3.49%. Vodafone Group’s payout ratio is -28.37%.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Wednesday, June 24th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 148 ($1.82) target price on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Tuesday, June 16th. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 155 ($1.91) price target on Vodafone Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.22) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Friday, June 26th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets reduced their target price on shares of Vodafone Group from GBX 175 ($2.15) to GBX 170 ($2.09) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 176.56 ($2.17).

About Vodafone Group

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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