VOD - Vodafone Group Plc

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
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19.11 0.00 (0.00%)
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Previous Close19.27
Bid19.00 x 1000
Ask19.50 x 41800
Day's Range19.00 - 19.28
52 Week Range17.05 - 30.20
Avg. Volume5,813,215
Market Cap52.418B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.74
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.82
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.09 (5.73%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-21
1y Target Est26.17
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  • A Look at Vodafone’s $4.5 Billion Fundraising Plan
    Market Realist11 hours ago

    A Look at Vodafone’s $4.5 Billion Fundraising Plan

    The Latest Updates from the Telecom Sector(Continued from Prior Part)Vodafone avoids outright debt Vodafone (VOD) is raising about $4.5 billion through the sale of convertible bonds, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company intends to use

  • Vodafone to receive EU warning over $22 billion Liberty deal: sources

    Vodafone to receive EU warning over $22 billion Liberty deal: sources

    Vodafone will receive a warning from EU regulators about possible anti-competitive effects from its $22 billion deal to buy Liberty Global's German and eastern European assets, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The warning, via a statement of objections setting out the European Commission's concerns, is expected to be conveyed to the companies shortly, the sources said, ahead of a June 3 deadline for the EU executive's regulatory approval. The world's second-largest mobile operator and U.S. cable pioneer John Malone's Liberty announced the deal in May last year in a move that would help Vodafone to compete with rival Deutsche Telekom in its home market.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Vodafone to receive EU warning over $22 bln Liberty deal -sources

    Vodafone will receive a warning from EU regulators about possible anti-competitive effects from its $22 billion deal to buy Liberty Global's German and eastern European assets, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The warning, via a statement of objections setting out the European Commission's concerns, is expected to be conveyed to the companies shortly, the sources said, ahead of a June 3 deadline for the EU executive's regulatory approval. The world's second-largest mobile operator and U.S. cable pioneer John Malone's Liberty announced the deal in May last year in a move that would help Vodafone to compete with rival Deutsche Telekom in its home market.

  • Reutersyesterday

    EU regulators to warn Vodafone, Liberty Global about $22 bln deal - sources

    EU antitrust regulators are set to warn Vodafone and Liberty Global about the possible anti-competitive effects of their $22 billion deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The warning, via a statement of objections setting out the European Commission's concerns, is expected to be conveyed to the companies shortly, the people said. The EU antitrust enforcer opened a full-scale investigation into the deal in December last year, saying that Vodafone's purchase of Liberty Global's assets in Germany and east Europe may hurt competition in Germany and the Czech Republic.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Indian telco Vodafone Idea's $3.6 billion rights issue to cause massive dilution

    The deal announced on Wednesday is the second major fundraising by an Indian telco this year after Bharti Airtel Ltd announced a similar plan to raise $4.6 billion for reducing debt and funding operations in a market blighted by steep price competition. The issue will increase the number of Vodafone Idea shares by 229 percent, diluting it to 28.74 billion outstanding shares. Promoters Vodafone Group PLC of Britain and India's Aditya Birla Group will also take part in the issue by subscribing to shares worth up to 110 billion rupees and 72.5 billion rupees, respectively, the company said.

  • Morningstaryesterday

    Market Underestimates Telefonica

     Telefonica TEF is the incumbent telephone operator in Spain and, along with America Movil AMOV / AMX , it is one of two dominant operators in Latin America. Thanks to its acquisition of E-Plus in Germany, it is the largest wireless operator by number of subscribers in the country. It is also the second-largest wireless operator in the United Kingdom.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    New entrant makes early running in German 5G auction

    MAINZ/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's auction of spectrum for 5G mobile networks drew brisk initial bidding on Tuesday with prospective new entrant 1&1 Drillisch submitting bold offers for the frequencies it covets. Drillisch, run by maverick tycoon Ralph Dommermuth, is vying to become a fourth operator in Europe's largest economy - a move that could benefit consumers but pressure the margins of the three existing players. Drillisch, majority owned by United Internet , put down a marker in the first round by staking more than 20 million euros apiece for 10 of the 41 blocks of spectrum on offer.

  • New Zealand ISPs block websites hosting Christchurch shooting video
    Engadget3 days ago

    New Zealand ISPs block websites hosting Christchurch shooting video

    Internet providers in New Zealand aren't relying solely on companies likeFacebook and YouTube to get rid of the Christchurch mass shooter's video

  • Vodafone Invests in Fund Making Money Off Its Own Late Payments
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    Vodafone Invests in Fund Making Money Off Its Own Late Payments

    The fund is full of invoices from many of Vodafone’s 15,000 vendors of anything from antenna systems to furniture, according to three people with knowledge of the investment, who declined to be identified because the data are private. Vodafone makes its partners wait 48 days for their money, versus a 36-day global average, according to consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers. “They are behaving a bit like a hedge fund when they are a telecoms company,” said Stephen Baseby, who recently retired as policy and technical director at the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London after more than 40 years in the field.

  • Reuters7 days ago

    German 5G auction to go ahead after court throws out challenges

    Germany's auction of frequencies for next-generation 5G networks will begin as planned on March 19, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) said on Friday, after a court threw out challenges brought by the country's three operators. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica Deutschland had filed motions seeking to put the auction on hold, complaining that the terms under which spectrum was being sold off were onerous. "The date stands," a BNetzA spokeswoman said, confirming the auction would start at 10 am (0900 GMT) next Tuesday in Mainz.

  • Moody's7 days ago

    Vodafone Group Plc -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Vodafone Group Plc

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Vodafone Group Plc and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.

  • Verizon Has Good News for Nokia’s New Technology
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Verizon Has Good News for Nokia’s New Technology

    Here's What's Driving Growth for Ericsson and NokiaOperators focused on cleaning their footprintsThere has been a lot of good news for Nokia (NOK) investors recently. Last month, Verizon (VZ) announced raising $1.0 billion to fund its sustainability

  • Vodafone plans 1,130 job cuts in Italy
    Reuters10 days ago

    Vodafone plans 1,130 job cuts in Italy

    MILAN (Reuters) - The world's second largest mobile operator Vodafone said on Monday it aims to cut its Italian workforce by 16 percent as part of a broader effort to reshape its business model given increasing ...

  • Reuters11 days ago

    Vodafone's New Zealand unit offers redundancy to about 2,000 staff members

    A unit of Vodafone PLC has offered voluntary redundancy to thousands of staff members in New Zealand, the company said on Monday, as part of plans to review its business ahead of a possible stock market listing next year. Vodafone New Zealand said about 2,000 employees - with the exception of frontline call centre and retail team members - were asked in February if they would consider redundancy. "We're now in the process of working through those expressions of interest and will evaluate them based on ensuring customer service levels are preserved, business continuity maintained, and key skills are retained and developed to drive for our future growth," she said in an email.

  • GuruFocus.com13 days ago

    Stocks That Fell to 3-Year Lows in the Week of March 8

    Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), CVS Health Corp. (CVS), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) and Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) have declined to their three-year lows. The price of Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) shares declined to $63.23 on March 8, which is 4.6% above the three-year low of $60.32. Gilead Sciences is an American international pharmaceutical and biotechnology company that develops and commercializes therapeutics.

  • InvestorPlace13 days ago

    7 High-Yield Telecom Stocks to Avoid

    You would think that it's a great time to be in telecom stocks.And it is, but even the best -- and biggest -- of the bunch are having trouble keeping up with all the change that's going on.As mobility expanded, most of the big players just bought the smaller up and comers and started building towers, laying cable, whatever it took to maintain their dominance.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut as this trend continues to expand, there are players in various markets that are finding consistent growth tough to come by and the mergers with big players never materialized. Or, these are big players that just have nowhere to go now. * 10 Tech Stocks to Buy Now for 2025 These seven high-yield telecom stocks to avoid may have tantalizing dividends, but that income doesn't really matter if the stock isn't moving in the right direction. Also, high dividends can also be a last-ditch effort to keep investors. But a bad quarter will likely put that dividend at risk, and once it's cut, things get really ugly. Vodafone Group PLC (VOD)Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) used to be a mobile darling, back when Motorola was a dominant mobile phone maker. Now it's in tough markets during tough times.A U.K.-based firm, it is struggling at home with Brexit issues and a ban on Huawei telecom equipment. The latter issue means it's going to have to pull that equipment from its towers and replace it.As for its Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific division, there's more competition from local telecoms that can get by on less than VOD. Big countries like India also have a vested interest in developing their own technology companies rather than relying on outsiders.Finally, its attempted merger with Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has sent the company into the convertible bond market to fund it. Adding more to its debt at this point is a real risk. It's likely why the stock is off nearly 50% in the past year.Sure the 9.8% dividend looks good, but it doesn't save you from the capital losses. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (TKC)Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC), or Turkcell, is a major mobile provider in Turkey.The stock has withered from around $10 a year ago, to the mid-$6s today. That means its 6.3% dividend isn't going patch much of the leak in its asset pricing. Also bear in mind that after that significant price drop the dividend is only sitting at 6%.The risks here are fundamentally political and geographical. The political risk is an authoritarian government that doesn't get along with most of its NATO allies and that has meant difficult trade deals and economic consistency. The Turkish lira has been extremely volatile and that isn't likely to recede. * 10 Top Pot Stocks 2019 Has to Offer Geographically, Turkey shares a border with Syria, Iraq and Iran. And across those borders are the Kurdish people that have been a thorn in the side of many Turkish leaders for decades. Yet the Kurds have been great allies of the West in the region. Again, more volatility and Turkcell is hemmed in. Maxar Technologies (MAXR)Maxar Technologies Inc (NYSE:MAXR) has a 19% dividend yield.Unfortunately, the stock just hit a new 52-week low today and it's off more than 90% in the past year.That means you only lost 70% in the past year, if you include the dividend. The true definition of cold comfort.MAXR is all about space. It has a handful of divisions that focus on geospatial robotics, imagery and communications and analytics. Given the fact that there seems to be a rebirth in global interest in launching into space, it would seem like a company like MAXR would be doing well.But the problem is, most space programs are still being built by governments or private firms subsidized by governments. And in the U.S., where firms like SpaceX and Blue Origin are going at it alone, that isn't enough business to keep a firm like MAXR growing. Check in again in about five years. Veon Ltd (VEON)Veon Ltd (NASDAQ:VEON) is a Dutch telecom firm that has operations in the Netherlands as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. It's the eleventh largest mobile network with 214 million subscribers.It delivers a 12% dividend yield and given the fact that it lost 12% in the past year, if you were a shareholder, you would be at about breakeven, which could be worse.However, there's one number -- actually, there's more than one, to be honest -- that really sticks out. Its debt-to-equity ratio is at 214%. It owes $2 for every $1 it has in equity. The global telecom industry average according to Gurufocus.com is 74%.Its overseas markets include Russia, Algeria, Ukraine, Pakistan and Bangladesh. These aren't exactly growth markets now, or any time in the near future. What's more, they're all politically and economically unstable. * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year Add to that the fact that Europe isn't doing well economically right now, and you have enough reasons to steer clear of this one for now. Telefonica (TEF)Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) is a good sized international telecom and it has been around a very long time. Once the state-sponsored phone company of Spain, it has since expanded its territory across Europe and into South America.Given its size, it has a solid 5.4% dividend yield. The problem is, its South American operations tend to be wings or weights on its stock price. And at the current time, it's the latter.TEF's current debt-to-equity ratio is more than 300%, which is huge. The problem is, Brazil has been a basket case for years and Argentina is also struggling. And that doesn't even include Venezuela.These issues weigh heavily on the parent as well as its regional subsidiaries. And those issues aren't going away anytime soon, given the global economic slowdown.The slowdown is also hurting Europe, as is the Brexit mess. It's not even worth bottom fishing right now. CenturyLink (CTL)CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) is a U.S.-based telecom that provides residential and business services around the U.S. Its merger with Level3 also opened it up to enterprise services and global customers in over 60 countries.It generally provides a very high dividend -- currently around 8% -- but that usually comes at the price of the stock, which is off 32% in the past year.Most of CTL's business is in the U.S., in areas outside of major cities, where it may well be the only game in town for exurban and rural customers. That gives it some monopolistic qualities but also means it has to spend on equipment where people want cutting edge service but the populations don't help CTL recover the costs.That isn't a win-win situation. It either provides lesser quality service to those areas, which in turn makes for dissatisfied customers that actively avoid expanding services with CTL, or spending money on quality service that may take years to recoup since the population isn't dense enough to make a dent in the short term. * 7 Growth Stocks Racing to All-Time Highs Its debt-to-equity ratio is 180% and will likely remain much higher than average until it can figure out how to solve this fundamental problem. America Movil (AMOV)America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE:AMOV) is kind of the AT&T (NYSE:T) of Mexico. It provides mobile and fixed-line services in Mexico as well as pay television and equipment.And its base economy is doing well. It's the rest of the business that is causing it trouble right now. With operations around South America, it is suffering in most of its major markets -- Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.Its Central American operations aren't faring much better. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are also in bad economic shape at the moment.Its operations in Eastern Europe don't really mean that much to the bottom line and its Caribbean operations, which rely on Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, aren't helping, especially all the repair work that needs to be done in PR.It's no surprise AMOV's debt-to-equity is a whopping 354% right now. And that's a dangerous amount of debt to have when the global economy is slowing.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks Already Rewarding Shareholders In 2019 * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year * 7 Stocks That Should Be Worried About a Data Dividend Compare Brokers The post 7 High-Yield Telecom Stocks to Avoid appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Bloomberg14 days ago

    Who Pays for This Hedge Fund Happy Meal?

    For the U.K. mobile phone company’s shareholders, value for money is harder to gauge. The mandatory convertible bond is a rarified instrument that, to investors, looks unattractive at first glance. It gets repaid in Vodafone shares – not in cash.

  • Financial Times14 days ago

    [$$] Vodafone borrowing from Peter to pay Paul

    Once upon a time, convertible bonds were issued with a yield that exceeded the dividend on the underlying shares, with the option to convert at a premium to the current price. Buyers would sacrifice capital gain for a higher income and better security.

  • Vodafone says complete UK ban on Huawei would cost it millions of pounds
    Reuters14 days ago

    Vodafone says complete UK ban on Huawei would cost it millions of pounds

    Vodafone said any move by Britain to bar equipment made by China's Huawei from all parts of new 5G networks would cost it hundreds of millions of pounds and "very significantly" slow down the deployment of the new technology. The United States has asked allies not to use Huawei's technology because it could be a vehicle for Chinese spy operations, an accusation denied by the company. Vodafone said last month it had paused the use of Huawei components in its core networks in Europe until governments had assessed the risks.

  • Reuters16 days ago

    GVC, weak pound lift FTSE 100; profit-taking hits Intertek

    The FTSE 100 was up 0.7 percent, outperforming its euro zone peers. The FTSE 250 was 0.2 percent higher. GVC led the blue-chip gainers after it reported a surge in net gaming revenue, and Hargreaves Lansdown analyst George Salmon said the gambling firm's digital division remained GVC's "trump card" amid regulatory changes in the industry.

  • Vodafone's $4.5 Billion Happy Meal for Hedge Funds
    Bloomberg16 days ago

    Vodafone's $4.5 Billion Happy Meal for Hedge Funds

    The financing markets appear to be favoring Nick Read as the U.K. mobile phone giant prepares to splash out on buying a huge chunk of John Malone’s European cable empire. The snag is that Vodafone’s financial health is already weak: The shares are trading at levels last seen in 2010, so a big share sale is impossible. The markets are offering Vodafone a magic solution: bonds that will be repaid in stock instead of cash a few years’ time.

  • The Wall Street Journal16 days ago

    [$$] Vodafone Readies Hybrid Bonds

    The hybrid securities, which usually offer more yield than traditional corporate bonds, are expected to represent approximately 9.8% of Vodafone’s current share capital when converted. Vodafone agreed to buy Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic last year, but the deal is currently being reviewed by EU antitrust regulators.

  • Vodafone: Aiming for gender parity throughout organization
    CNBC Videos15 days ago

    Vodafone: Aiming for gender parity throughout organization

    Sharon Doherty, people development director at Vodafone, discusses the company's efforts toward gender equality in the workplace.