VOD - Vodafone Group Plc

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
19.51
+0.33 (+1.72%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close19.18
Open19.49
Bid0.00 x 34100
Ask0.00 x 1100
Day's Range19.47 - 19.68
52 Week Range18.45 - 32.75
Volume4,534,705
Avg. Volume8,173,249
Market Cap51.96B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.88
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.82
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.09 (5.68%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-21
1y Target Est25.26
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  • Inside IBM’s New Venture with Vodafone
    Market Realist11 hours ago

    Inside IBM’s New Venture with Vodafone

    The Latest on Enterprise Software Vendors MSFT, IBM, ORCL, CISCO(Continued from Prior Part)Addressing pain points in multicloud strategy IBM (IBM) and Vodafone (VOD) have joined forces to launch a joint venture to help speed up the uptake of cloud

  • Vodafone Plans $3.5 Billion War Chest to Fight Richest Asian
    Bloomberg18 hours ago

    Vodafone Plans $3.5 Billion War Chest to Fight Richest Asian

    Vodafone Group Plc will contribute as much as 110 billion rupees, while India’s Aditya Birla Group will pump in as much as 72.5 billion rupees, according to a statement on Wednesday. Vodafone Idea itself was formed last year after a couple of the industry’s biggest players merged to create an operator big enough to withstand Jio’s low prices. “We expect the rights issue to get priced at a discount, given hyper competitiveness in the segment,” said Rohan Dhamija, head of South Asia and Middle East at consulting firm Analysys Mason.

  • Financial Times21 hours ago

    [$$] Vodafone and O2 signal potential sale of mast joint venture

    Vodafone and  O2 have signalled that they could sell CTIL, the joint venture that controls phone masts owned by the two companies.  The two groups said on Wednesday they had agreed to expand the venture, ...

  • Reuters22 hours ago

    O2 and Vodafone extend UK network sharing deal to include 5G

    Telefonica's (TEF.MC) O2 and Vodafone (VOD.L) have stepped up their challenge to British market leader BT by extending their network sharing deal to cover 5G, enabling them to accelerate the deployment of the faster mobile service at a lower cost. "We believe that these plans will generate significant benefits for our business and our customers as we move into the digital era of connected devices, appliances and systems on a mass scale," Vodafone UK Chief Executive Nick Jeffery said.

  • O2 and Vodafone extend UK network sharing deal to include 5G
    Reuters22 hours ago

    O2 and Vodafone extend UK network sharing deal to include 5G

    Telefonica's (TEF.MC) O2 and Vodafone (VOD.L) have stepped up their challenge to British market leader BT by extending their network sharing deal to cover 5G, enabling them to accelerate the deployment of the faster mobile service at a lower cost. "We believe that these plans will generate significant benefits for our business and our customers as we move into the digital era of connected devices, appliances and systems on a mass scale," Vodafone UK Chief Executive Nick Jeffery said.

  • Reutersyesterday

    PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Jan 23

    The European Commission on Tuesday said a no-deal Brexit would lead to the return of border infrastructure between Ireland and the Northern Ireland, contradicting Dublin's claim that there would be no need for a "hard border" on the island of Ireland, even if Britain left the bloc without a deal.

  • What to Expect from IBM’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings
    Market Realist2 days ago

    What to Expect from IBM’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    What to Expect from IBM's Fourth-Quarter EarningsIBM’s Q4 earnings International Business Machines (IBM) is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter earnings on January 22 after the market closes. For the fourth quarter, Thomson Reuters, a

  • A Look into IBM’s Strategic Imperatives ahead of Q4 Earnings
    Market Realist2 days ago

    A Look into IBM’s Strategic Imperatives ahead of Q4 Earnings

    A Look into IBM's Strategic Imperatives ahead of Q4 EarningsIBM’s strategic imperatives Although IBM’s legacy mainframes continued to see strong demand, it is the company’s Strategic Imperatives businesses growth that’s generating optimism

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Australia regulator delays decision on TPG-Vodafone merger

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) set April 11 as the new provisional date for its decision on the mega-telco tie-up, two weeks later than it initially intended. The regulator said the delay was due to TPG and Vodafone not providing the required information on time. Vodafone Australia was yet to lodge its response to ACCC's concerns, but it remained committed to the deal, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    BRIEF-ACCC Delays Decision Date For TPG Telecom-Vodafone Australia Merger

    Jan 22 (Reuters) - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: * ACCC - SETS NEW PROVISIONAL DECISION DATE FOR TPG TELECOM-VODAFONE AUSTRALIA MERGER TO APRIL 11 FROM MARCH 28 Source: ( http://bit.ly/2Dtdqzx ...

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Vodafone to relocate UK workers as part of restructuring effort

    has kicked off the latest restructuring of its UK business that will see up to 2,700 workers asked to move. The plan will involve the closure of smaller offices, notably a hub in Bracknell that Vodafone acquired as part of its takeover of Cable & Wireless, with work centralised in larger offices in London, Newbury and Manchester. Workers that cannot relocate will leave Vodafone but the company expects its overall staff numbers to remain broadly similar after the restructuring as it replaces people that leave.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

    [$$] Vodafone Enters Cloud Agreement With IBM, Keeping 5G in Mind

    Vodafone Group PLC’s business services division will offer clients access to more cloud services this year, through a deal with International Business Machines Corp. The goal is to enable clients to get faster speeds when they deploy technologies that combine artificial intelligence, 5G and the Internet of Things. “Businesses are finding there’s quite a bit of complexity in knitting (technologies) all together,” said Greg Hyttenrauch, security and cloud-services director of Vodafone Business and co-leader of the venture.

  • Vodafone, IBM Join Forces to Enhance Market Share in Europe
    Zacks3 days ago

    Vodafone, IBM Join Forces to Enhance Market Share in Europe

    Vodafone (VOD) aims to accelerate business service revenues, which currently account for 30% of its total revenues, by uniting fixed-line and mobile services with latest technology.

  • GuruFocus.com5 days ago

    Stocks That Fell to 3-Year Lows in the Week of Jan. 18

    Vodafone Group PLC (VOD), Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG), Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY), and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (CEL) have declined to their three-year lows. The prices of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) shares have declined to $19.30 on Jan. 18, which is only 4.4% above the three-year low of $18.45. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with VOD.

  • 'Vodafone's misleading messages meant I incurred £130 in charges for using my phone on a cruise liner'
    The Telegraph5 days ago

    'Vodafone's misleading messages meant I incurred £130 in charges for using my phone on a cruise liner'

    My wife and I recently travelled the western Mediterranean with an American cruise line. While on board I switched my mobile to “Airplane Mode”.

  • The 3 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio This Year
    InvestorPlace6 days ago

    The 3 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio This Year

    As the U.S. markets further stabilize, I consider three telecom stocks in particular to be good stocks to buy for a diversified portfolio: Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T). While analysts debate what is next for telecom stocks and whether a global recession is around the corner, I am in the cautiously optimistic bull camp for the coming months. Consider that Wall Street regards telecoms' revenues to be relatively safe during an economic slowdown, since not many people would give up their phone account in a slowdown, unless their personal economic situation got really bad. But creating growth opportunities in a mature industry like telecommunication services still requires proactive management. And that's what sets these three telecom stocks apart from the rest. The upcoming 5G revolution should also be a strong catalyst for their stock prices. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying With that said, here's a deeper look into what makes these three telecoms standout stocks to buy for 2019 and beyond. ### ### Vodafone (VOD) Source: Shutterstock Vodafone, the global telecoms giant headquartered in London, currently offers a dividend yield of almost 9%. The high payout is in part due to the company's history of returning a big chunk of earnings to shareholders, but it is also due to the fall in VOD stock during 2018. After reaching a high of $32.75 in January 2018, Vodafone shares saw a low of $18.45 in October and investor sentiment remained weak throughout the year. In recent years, Vodafone has pursued an ambitious acquisition strategy and invested in developing its network. Now VOD's management is working to integrate its various mergers and cut costs at the same time. The group aims to save over $1 billion in continental Europe alone. And that should help toward the double-digit profit growth VOD stock analysts are expecting from 2020 onwards. Organic growth in many emerging markets, including the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, remains high, providing a tailwind in the near future. In 2018, fluctuating currency rates have meant the British pound has suffered considerably while the uncertainty over Brexit, the U.K.'s proposed exit from the European Union (E.U.), has taken some of the shine off the performance in these regions. However, 2019 will possibly see a different story, as the markets have already priced the Brexit worries into the share price. Markets are always forward looking and the U.K.-based stocks are likely to move away from this political discourse. Vodafone's investment prospects are improving and I feel price of VOD stock now presents an attractive value as well as impressive total return potential, all of which are fueled by its high dividend yield. VOD stock may continue to be volatile, yet as a buy-and-hold investor, you would collect over 9% in dividend payments, beating returns on many other investments. ### ### Verizon Communications (VZ) Source: Shutterstock Over the past year, Verizon Communications, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., is up almost 10%. The relatively strong recent performance of VZ stock has been based on its healthy fundamentals. Verizon's most recent financial results have benefited from cost savings measures as well as lower taxes -- two factors that have helped the VZ stock price. In 2018, it covered about 300 million U.S. residents who showed "strong loyalty" toward the company. On the 5G front, where Verizon is aiming to be the leader, VZ's organic earnings growth is expected to materialize in 2020 onwards … after the full mobile 5G launch in 2019. The benefits of 5G will include much faster download speeds, more data capacity -- a must for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices -- and lower latency or very little lag in mobile applications, which should have a positive impact on the development of online gaming as well as self-driving cars. In the 5G race and the battle for bandwith, global and city governments are beginning to auction off lucrative airwave rights. And Verizon is currently working with major U.S. cities to secure these rights. Verizon's loyal customers coupled with VZ management's planning will drive the 5G growth in the near future, too. Finally, Verizon has a history of increasing dividends and its current dividend yield is over 4%. This is yet another important reason why I believe VZ stock belongs in a capital-growth portfolio. On Nov. 1, 2018, Verizon paid a quarterly common stock dividend of 60.25 cents per share; the next dividend payment is expected in early February. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them VZ stock has a strong story and a clean balance sheet with robust cash flows; thus, it remains on of the more appealing long-term growth stocks to buy on a fundamental basis. ### ### AT&T (T) Source: Shutterstock Amid all the recent market volatility, I regard AT&T as one of the key telecom stocks to buy for value and stability. Over the past few years, T stock has lagged behind the broader market overall; yet, the company has a strong brand and wireless infrastructure -- two factors that are likely to make it a dominant player in the 5G sphere. The new 5G technology will boost productivity and growth globally. 5G will also be at the center of the infrastructure for building smart cities. Coupled with a price-to-earnings ratio of about 15x, T stock deserves further due diligence in the tech world that is getting ready for 5G dominance. In December 2018, AT&T launched its own 5G network in over a dozen U.S. cities. In June 2018, a federal court approved the merger of AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner -- a deal that has turned AT&T in a media giant. This merger has been weighing on AT&T for some time; however, 2019 should see the question marks slowly disappear. I expect the media business, including the HBO platform, to contribute to the earnings growth. The merger should also enable AT&T to increase its data-driven advertising revenues. In addition to the company's strong earnings power through telecom and media-related operations, like VOD and VZ stock, T stock also offers a strong dividend yield at over 6%, which is a big attraction for many long-term investors seeking strong stocks to buy for 2019 and beyond. As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post The 3 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio This Year appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • IBM Inks Deal with Vodafone, Expands Cloud Presence in Europe
    Zacks6 days ago

    IBM Inks Deal with Vodafone, Expands Cloud Presence in Europe

    IBM is raising the bar in cloud and digital transformation domain with new deal wins. IBM inks eight-year deal with Vodafone Business for approximately $550 million.

  • TheStreet.com6 days ago

    IBM to Run Vodafone's Cloud Business, Offer Solutions to Its European Customers

    to provide sophisticated cloud and hosting solutions for business customers in Europe, giving IBM quick access to a new market. As part of the deal, IBM will run Vodafone's cloud business, with Vodafone paying IBM a total of $550 million over the next eight years in exchange. The companies will combine IBM's cloud offerings with Vodafone's network and connectivity to provide Vodafone's enterprise customers a more efficient connection between their cloud environments and their actions on devices.

  • IBM Signs Two Big Cloud Deals
    Motley Fool6 days ago

    IBM Signs Two Big Cloud Deals

    Both involve hybrid and multicloud computing.

  • In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business
    Reuters7 days ago

    In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business

    Vodafone (VOD.L) is teaming up with IBM (IBM.N) to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. As part of the deal, the UK-based telecoms operator will pay $550 million (£426 million) to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement that will offer tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to networked businesses. The two companies are pitching the venture as a combination of cloud computing and connectivity that would, for example, enable super-fast communication between robots on a factory floor without the need for a big 'pipe' back to a data centre.

  • IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal
    TechCrunch7 days ago

    IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal

    IBM is announcing a new venture with mobile carrier Vodafone, in a deal that will comes in two parts. First, IBM will supply Vodafone's B2B unit Vodafone Business with managed services in the areas of cloud and hosting. The former part, meanwhile, will see Vodafone paying IBM some $550 million in an eight-year agreement.

  • CNBC7 days ago

    IBM and Vodafone launch new European venture in bid to catch China and US in race to 5G

    IBM and Vodafone will launch a new venture aimed at boosting Europe's 5G, A.I. and cloud capabilities. The announcement comes as Europe lags behind the U.S. and China in many so-called next-generation technologies like 5G. IBM IBM and Vodafone VOD-GB will launch a new venture aimed at boosting Europe's 5G, A.I. and cloud capabilities, the companies announced Thursday.

  • In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business
    Reuters7 days ago

    In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business

    Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. As part of the deal, the UK-based telecoms operator will pay $550 million to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement that will offer tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to networked businesses. The two companies are pitching the venture as a combination of cloud computing and connectivity that would, for example, enable super-fast communication between robots on a factory floor without the need for a big 'pipe' back to a data center.

  • Bloomberg7 days ago

    WorldRemit Seeking Fresh Funding Ahead of London IPO Plan

    The fast-growing financial technology firm is seeking more cash as it continues to expand, Andrew Stewart, managing director of operations in the Middle East and Africa, said in an interview in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Founded in 2010 by a former London student who had struggled to send money home to Somalia, WorldRemit’s investors include Accel Partners LP and Technology Crossover Ventures, early backers of Facebook Inc.

  • Cramer's lightning round: Exxon Mobil's stock has finally gotten cheap
    CNBC8 days ago

    Cramer's lightning round: Exxon Mobil's stock has finally gotten cheap

    Jim Cramer rattles off his responses to callers' stock questions, including one tied to a sector he's trying to avoid.