VOD - Vodafone Group Plc

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
15.99
+0.43 (+2.76%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close15.56
Open16.00
Bid15.98 x 1300
Ask15.99 x 36100
Day's Range15.90 - 16.02
52 Week Range15.53 - 26.69
Volume4,183,386
Avg. Volume4,831,512
Market Cap44.004B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.72
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.82
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.09 (5.89%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-21
1y Target Est24.80
  • EU regulators extend Vodafone, Liberty Global probe to July 23
    Reutersyesterday

    EU regulators extend Vodafone, Liberty Global probe to July 23

    EU antitrust regulators have extended by two weeks to July 23 their investigation into Vodafone's $22 billion (£17.3 billion) bid for Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe, according to a filing on the European Commission website. Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator said discussions with the Commission were ongoing. Earlier this month, Vodafone offered to grant rival Telefonica Deutschland access to its enlarged high-speed broadband network to allay competition concerns about the deal..

  • Financial Timesyesterday

    Stocks to watch: Casino, Vodafone, Anglo American, Serco, M&B

    ● Casino bounced off a seven-month low after Rallye, the French retailer’s parent company, and its subsidiaries entered bankruptcy protection allowing debt payments to be suspended for up to 18 months. ...

  • Reutersyesterday

    Australia's TPG Telecom challenges block on $10 billion merger with Vodafone joint venture

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) blocked the A$15 billion (8 billion pounds) merger earlier this month, citing competition concerns. The deal was to combine Australia's third and fourth-largest telcos to create a big player boasting TPG's fibre network and Vodafone's mobile system. The parties will seek orders to quicken the proceedings, TPG said in a statement on Friday.

  • Is Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) A Risky Dividend Stock?
    Simply Wall St.yesterday

    Is Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) A Risky Dividend Stock?

    Is Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) a good dividend stock? How would you know? Dividend paying companies with growing...

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Safaricom, Vodacom plan $13 million purchase of M-Pesa rights from Vodafone

    Kenya's Safaricom will start a joint venture with Vodacom to acquire the intellectual property rights to the popular M-Pesa mobile financial services platform from Britain's Vodafone, Safaricom's CEO said on Thursday. The 12 million euro ($13.4 million) deal will let both purchasers make significant savings in royalties paid to Vodafone and expand the service to new African markets, said Bob Collymore, Safaricom's CEO.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - May 23

    The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines EE and Vodafone pull Huawei phones from UK 5G launch https://on.ft.com/2M1Kx3P ...

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Next round of U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away -Mnuchin

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) - The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on American consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. Washington this month hiked existing tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25% from 10%, prompting Beijing to retaliate with its own levies on U.S. imports, as talks to end a 10-month trade war between the world's two largest economies stalled.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    EE keeps Huawei in first British 5G network but halts handsets

    Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said on Wednesday its 5G network would rely on equipment made by China's Huawei, at least for the first few years, as it announced plans to switch on the next-generation services on May 30. The United States has said Huawei is a security risk and open to spying by Beijing, a claim the Chinese company denies. The government will rule imminently whether Huawei will be allowed to participate in these new networks.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Vodafone drops Huawei handset from 5G launch pre-orders

    LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone UK said on Wednesday it had dropped a Huawei 5G smartphone from pre-orders for its new service starting in July, because of uncertainty about long-term support and services ...

  • Modi Has Failed to End India’s Tax Terror
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    Modi Has Failed to End India’s Tax Terror

    Team Modi’s promise of a non-adversarial tax environment gave hope to the likes of the U.K.’s Cairn Energy Plc, which earlier that year had landed on the radar of Indian tax authorities for dodging a levy on purported capital gains. Cairn Energy transferred ownership of its Indian oil field in 2006 to Cairn India Ltd., to prepare for the local unit’s initial public offering.

  • Bloomberg4 days ago

    The Huawei Ban Is Worth the Pain

    U.S. chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc. have already announced they won’t be selling to Huawei until further notice. The Chinese government has threatened to retaliate, with a strong chance that it will limit or cut off U.S. exports of rare earth metals — key components used in everything from mobile phones to wind turbines. To quote my Bloomberg Opinion colleague Tim Culpan: The tech cold war has begun.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents4 days ago

    Edited Transcript of VOD.L earnings conference call or presentation 14-May-19 8:00am GMT

    Full Year 2019 Vodafone Group PLC Earnings Call

  • 6 Ways to Buy and Sell Foreign Stocks
    Investopedia4 days ago

    6 Ways to Buy and Sell Foreign Stocks

    Opportunities to invest in economic growth around the world can be done through American depositary receipts, mutual funds and more.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Bimal Dayal likely to head Bharti Infratel-Indus venture

    BENGALURU (Reuters) - Bharti Group and Vodafone Group Plc have proposed that industry veteran Bimal Dayal should head the combined tower venture of Indus Towers Ltd and Bharti Infratel Ltd, the companies ...

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    UK investors brace for more dividend cuts

    When Vodafone cut its dividend by 40 per cent last week, it joined a growing number of FTSE 100 groups that have inflicted pain on shareholders. In February, Marks and Spencer, another stock popular with retail investors, said it would drop its payout by the same amount. In both cases the cuts marked a stark shift in policy: M&S had not cut its payout in a decade, while Vodafone had held off for almost 20 years.

  • GuruFocus.com6 days ago

    Stocks That Fell to 3-Year Lows in the Week of May 17

    CVS Health Corp., Vodafone Group PLC, Occidental Petroleum Corp. and BT Group PLC have declined to their respective 3-year lows

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    UK telecoms win case against regulator over spectrum fees

    Britain’s mobile phone companies could claw back more than £220m after winning a legal case against the regulator Ofcom over the annual fees paid on the spectrum. The judge immediately granted the regulator the right to appeal but if that fails then the funds would be recovered from the Treasury and returned to the networks. to boost signals in the countryside by reducing annual licence fees (ALFs).

  • 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement
    InvestorPlace8 days ago

    7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement

    If you're like most people, when you think about the best stocks to buy in the technology sector, you immediately conjure up growth names. More to the point, you're dialing up speculative upstarts. These publicly traded companies could change the world as we know it. Or, they could end up like so many poorly planned cryptocurrency-related projects.I'm not just speaking subjectively or through narrow, anecdotal examples. For example, the average employee age in some of the top companies in Silicon Valley is 30 years or younger. This dynamic doesn't give a lot of room or time for people to break into this industry. Thus, many sector investments are marketed as stocks to buy now. After all, who knows what's going to happen tomorrow with these "opportunities."At the same time, tech is such a broad market. While the sexy, flash-in-the-pan stuff grabs headlines, those with longer-term outlooks (such as retirees) have many options here. In fact, some of the best stocks to buy now are intricately tied with technology.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSure, you can go with the more traditional names associated with retirement strategies. However, tech firms appeal as some of the best stocks in the markets because they'll likely be relevant. For instance, I'm not 100% sure that car manufacturers will represent a good investment 20 years down the line. But companies that specialize in automotive sensors and optics? That's a no-brainer! * 10 Baby Boomer Stocks to Buy So with that, let's take a look at the seven best stocks to buy in tech that are also perfect for retirement. International Business Machines (IBM)Source: Shutterstock Peruse the internet and you'll come across several ideas pitching best stocks to buy in tech. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), despite its legacy as a top-tier innovator, doesn't rank highly today. That's hardly surprising given its troubles competing with younger rivals. Also, IBM stock hasn't exactly inspired prospective buyers.That said, IBM currently sports a robust 4.8% dividend yield, which certainly catches the eye. The common criticism, though, is about sustainability. To be sure, Big Blue has had difficulty transitioning to the new tech environment. But what I like here is that management isn't laying down. Instead, they're embracing the challenge.Consider the $550 million partnership between IBM and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) to address the wholesale transition to connectivity, the cloud and artificial intelligence. The company already has a head start in the latter segment with its Watson platform. It has evolved from a Jeopardy! gimmick to a full-fledged AI system. AT&T (T)Source: Shutterstock In many ways, telecom giant AT&T (NYSE:T) is emblematic of the U.S.: it's big, bold and has wide-ranging problems. Sure, T stock initially attracts investors, particularly those planning for retirement, due to the very generous 6.7% dividend yield. However, like our country, AT&T is saddled with an unprecedented amount of debt.Most conservative investors look at that and take a beeline for the door. Further adding to the troubles, management has made some business-deal whoppers, and I'm not speaking positively. As a result, AT&T has ramped up its already massive debt, and due to telecom competitiveness, has few growth opportunities. * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week But just like America, you wouldn't choose to live anywhere else. Here's the bottom line: breaking into the elite levels of telecom is next to impossible. AT&T levers the massive infrastructure necessary to make the technologies of tomorrow possible. Thus, you can trust this company as one of the top tech stocks to buy for retirement. Digital Realty Trust (DLR)Source: Shutterstock For some of the best stocks to buy for retirement are real-estate investment trusts like Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR). By law, these investments are obligated to distribute 90% of taxable income to shareholders. Currently, DLR stock sports a dividend yield of 3.7%.But what does a REIT have anything to do with tech stocks? The answer is that Digital Reality specializes in housing massive data centers and servers. As our increasingly connected economy moves toward the cloud, the space necessary to store hardware comes at a premium.Because of this dynamic, DLR really sells itself among tech stocks to buy. Barring extremely unusual circumstances, the digital economy will continue to centralize hardware needs to specialized warehouses. Therefore, we can expect to see increasing demand, making this a safe pick well into the future. Texas Instruments (TXN)Source: Shutterstock Tech stocks levered toward the semiconductor industry have generated headlines recently, and for the most part, not the good kind. Geopolitical pressures which have apparently just worsened with on-again-and-off-again tensions between the U.S. and China, have pressured tech firms. Even the usually reliable Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) has felt some heat recently.But if you've got a long-term outlook with your stocks to buy, I wouldn't get discouraged with TXN stock. In fact, quite the opposite: Texas Instruments is likely experiencing a temporarily bearish reaction due to the negative print. On their side, though, TXN is straight-up flying, presenting a solid beat for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 earnings report. * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far TXN stock also has a viable path forward once we work out this geopolitical mess. Order volume for its next-generation 5G-network related products is increasing, which is hardly surprising given the company's sector leadership position. Iron Mountain (IRM)Source: Shutterstock Admittedly, Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) isn't the most appealing name among best stocks to buy in tech. Certainly, it doesn't attract conservative-minded investors who are seeking companies for retirement-planning purposes. Over the last few years, IRM stock has gyrated between ecstasy and despair. Generally, though, shares have tilted negatively.So why mention IRM stock? Fundamentally, the underlying tech firm has an extremely relevant business. Currently, the organization emphasizes its cloud-computing and data-server divisions, in addition to cybersecurity. With high-profile digital data breaches occurring with alarming frequency, it's not rocket science to understand why IRM is important.In addition, I think investors tend to overlook its legacy businesses, including physical-document destruction. This seems like an anachronistic sector, yet companies keep paper records for security and as back-ups. When they no longer need these sensitive documents, IRM provides the scale to service this demand efficiently. 3M (MMM)Source: Shutterstock Speaking of physical documents, this is a great segue to discuss 3M (NYSE:MMM). Inarguably, 3M's biggest claim to fame is its ubiquitous Post-it Notes. Simple and yet shockingly effective, a small piece of paper with a sticky end catapulted this organization to worldwide recognition. And in this dizzying pace of digital innovation, 3M stock is still relevant.How so? Consider what happens when technology fails. It's actually alarming how easy it is for our digital networks to collapse on a moment's notice. Failure can stem from individual mistakes, such as dropping and breaking a device to infrastructural disasters, such as blackouts. In all these cases, the only alternative is "analog technologies," which 3M specializes in. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market Beyond that, 3M has solutions for a wide range of industries, including electronics, communications, healthcare, even mining. Given this broad coverage, it's almost impossible for MMM stock not to be relevant in the future. And if you're still not convinced to put 3M on your list of best stocks to buy, just look at its 3.3% dividend yield. American Tower (AMT)Source: Shutterstock American Tower (NYSE:AMT) stands out, both as a viable name in tech, as well as one of the best stocks to buy now. However, on the surface, it doesn't seem that way. With the underlying firm specializing in cell towers, AMT stock wouldn't seem to get much mileage in the 5G era. After all, 5G uses shorter waves that don't require the company's hulking behemoths.But that thinking isn't quite right. For starters, the 5G rollout won't begin in earnest until next year. And even then, we're talking relative baby steps. Businesses and residential communities must transition to the new platform, which requires upgrading physical components. As a result, we'll still have substantial use for 4G technology. That's why AMT is one of the stocks to buy now.But once 5G does start transitioning broadly, AMT is still relevant. Due to its prior-generation wireless projects, the company has valuable real estate to accommodate 5G-specific transmitters. And don't forget that American Tower has a dominant presence worldwide. Developing nations will take time to catch up, providing more opportunities.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto was long AT&T stock. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Moody's8 days ago

    MasMovil Holdphone S.A.U. -- Moody's assigns first-time B1 ratings to Masmovil; outlook stable

    Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today assigned a first-time B1 Corporate Family Rating ("CFR") and a B1-PD Probability of Default Rating ("PDR") to Masmovil Ibercom, S.A. ("Masmovil"). Concurrently, Moody's has assigned a B1 rating to the E1,450 million senior secured Term Loan B due in 2026, the E100 million senior secured revolving credit facility due in 2024 and the E150 million senior secured Capex facility due in 2024 and raised by MasMovil Holdphone S.A.U. (100% subsidiary of Masmovil). "The B1 rating reflects Masmovil's success as the fourth largest telecommunications company in Spain, consistently growing revenues at double-digit rates and achieving a market share of close to 16% in residential mobile and 8% in the residential fixed segment since its creation in 2006," says Carlos Winzer, Moody's Senior Vice President, and lead analyst for Masmovil.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    Investors Chronicle: On the Beach, Vodafone, Sophos

    Targeted capital allocation has enabled On The Beach to expand its market share, despite the general cooling, writes Tom Dines. Adjusted pre-tax profits were up 14 per cent in the six months to March, on revenue growth of 41 per cent, but management warned that the “ongoing uncertainty” arising from Brexit meant trading in the background market was 10 per cent weaker in 2019. It also launched Classic Package Holidays, an online booking portal for travel agents to complement its growing business-to-business offering, which kicked off with the acquisition of Classic Collection Holidays last August.

  • Vodafone & Telecom Italia to Merge Telecom Towers in Italy
    Zacks9 days ago

    Vodafone & Telecom Italia to Merge Telecom Towers in Italy

    Vodafone (VOD) and Telecom Italia (TI) intends to unite their 22,000 telecom towers in Italy under a single operation, to reduce debt and enhance productivity.

  • Telecom Stock Roundup: Ubiquiti, CommScope Trump Earnings Estimates & More
    Zacks9 days ago

    Telecom Stock Roundup: Ubiquiti, CommScope Trump Earnings Estimates & More

    Despite ongoing trade war issues, Ubiquiti (UBNT) and CommScope (COMM) beat quarterly earnings estimates.