VOD - Vodafone Group Plc

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+0.32 (+1.78%)
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Previous Close17.94
Bid18.00 x 28000
Ask18.36 x 27000
Day's Range18.06 - 18.27
52 Week Range17.70 - 30.20
Avg. Volume7,266,949
Market Cap49.759B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.76
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.82
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.09 (6.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-21
1y Target Est26.17
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  • Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime

    Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime

    The telecoms industry has called on European governments to join mobile operators in establishing a testing regime to protect network security without having to resort to the disruptive step of excluding vendors from the market. The initiative by the GSMA, which represents 800 operators worldwide, comes as the United States steps up pressure on its allies to ban China's Huawei Technologies on national security grounds. "Such significant consequences, intended or not, are entirely avoidable," the GSMA said in a statement issued just over two weeks before it hosts its annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

  • Financial Timesyesterday

    [$$] Vodafone drops PwC as auditor after Phones4U dispute

    ’s accounts after the telecoms company dropped PwC because of legal action linked to the collapse of mobile phone retailer Phones4U. The switch makes EY the third Big Four firm to audit one of Britain’s largest companies in six years. PwC was awarded the contract in 2014 when Vodafone put the contract up for tender after 26 years with Deloitte.

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    Investopedia6 days ago

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  • GuruFocus.com7 days ago

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

    Allergan PLC, Vodafone Group PLC, WPP PLC and Tata Motors Ltd. have declined to their three-year lows

  • Mobile roaming will not be protected in no-deal Brexit - UK minister
    Reuters9 days ago

    Mobile roaming will not be protected in no-deal Brexit - UK minister

    British tourists could see the return of expensive mobile roaming charges when they go on holiday the day after Britain leaves the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Digital Minister Jeremy Wright said on Thursday. Roaming charges were completely abolished in the European Union in 2017, saving holiday makers and business travellers millions of pounds a year in total additional charges for using their smartphones outside Britain. "If we were to say to mobile network operators in this country 'You may not impose roaming charges on your customers who travel to the European Union', that cannot prevent European mobile network operating companies charging UK mobile network operating companies money," he told lawmakers.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    Morning News Call - India, February 7

    To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_02072019.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register ...

  • Vodafone Idea posts loss for a second straight quarter since merger
    Reuters10 days ago

    Vodafone Idea posts loss for a second straight quarter since merger

    Competition in India's telecoms industry has ramped up since Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, owned by Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani, entered the market in 2016, leading to huge price cuts across the industry. While Jio reported a 65 percent jump in quarterly profit, rival Bharti Airtel Ltd posted a 72 percent profit decline. The shake-up led to consolidation, with London-based Vodafone Plc merging its Indian operations with Idea Cellular last year in a deal worth $23 billion.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    [$$] Stocks to watch: Ocado, CYBG, Vodafone, CRH, LVMH, Tui

    was the FTSE 100’s sharpest faller after warning that the destruction from fire at its Andover warehouse was worse than first reported. Peel Hunt, downgrading Ocado to “hold” from “buy”, noted that the Andover warehouse was Ocado’s first to use robotic sorting and loading systems, the same technology it has licensed to supermarkets. The loss of Andover will reduce Ocado’s UK retail sales by up to 10 per cent, depending on how quickly other warehouses can take the capacity, said Bernstein.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    [$$] The London Report: Ringing endorsement lifts Vodafone

    was among the day’s biggest gainers after Merrill Lynch predicted that investors would welcome a dividend cut. Arguing that Vodafone shares had already priced in a one-third reduction to the payout, Merrill saw the pending purchase of Liberty Global assets as providing “a potential platform and justification for management to cut, as a positive catalyst”.

  • Crisis at Africa’s Top Fund Manager May Stifle Investment
    Bloomberg11 days ago

    Crisis at Africa’s Top Fund Manager May Stifle Investment

    Nine Public Investment Corp. directors quit on Friday, saying the institution overseeing the pension funds of most South African civil servants has entered a “state of paralysis” following misconduct claims against some board members. The state-owned money manager with more than 2 trillion rand ($149 billion) in assets is typically front and center of major domestic investments in South Africa, including rescue talks to help debt-laden retailer Edcon Holdings Ltd. stay afloat in a depressed consumer environment and stagnant economy.

  • Liberty Global: A Potentially Deeply Undervalued Special Situation
    GuruFocus.com16 days ago

    Liberty Global: A Potentially Deeply Undervalued Special Situation

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  • Ericsson Sharpens Focus on $280 Billion Managed Service Market
    Market Realist16 days ago

    Ericsson Sharpens Focus on $280 Billion Managed Service Market

    Nokia and Ericsson: A Look at Their Latest 5G Pursuits(Continued from Prior Part)Managed services revenue down 3.0%Ericsson (ERIC) will use artificial intelligence to power its new managed services solution aimed at communications service providers,

  • Reuters17 days ago

    China's Huawei excluded from Czech tax tender after security warning

    China's Huawei has been excluded from a Czech tender to build a tax portal after the country's cyber watchdog warned of possible security threats posed by the telecoms supplier, documents showed on Wednesday. Huawei faces international scrutiny over its ties with the Chinese government and allegations that Beijing could use Huawei's technology for spying, which the company denies. The U.S. Justice Department has also charged Huawei with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran and with stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile US Inc.

  • Australia's TPG Telecom dumps Huawei-supplied mobile network citing govt ban
    Reuters18 days ago

    Australia's TPG Telecom dumps Huawei-supplied mobile network citing govt ban

    Australia's TPG Telecom Ltd said on Tuesday it has abandoned building its mobile telephone network because it relied on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd equipment that has been banned by Australia's government on security grounds. The nascent network is the first commercial casualty in Australia of the ban announced in August and comes as Western nations restrict market access to Huawei over allegations that China could use its equipment for espionage. Huawei denies the allegations.

  • InvestorPlace19 days ago

    Layoffs Improve the Outlook of Verizon Stock

    During the current decade, the big dream of the biggest phone companies was to get out of the "box" of providing cellular and internet infrastructure and mobile data, and to get into the higher-value world of providing content. The fulfillment of that dream was supposed to boost the companies' profits and stocks. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has now tacitly admitted that the dream was a dumb one, as the company is carrying out mass layoffs of journalists at America Online and Yahoo. Verizon's content division, now called the Verizon Media Group was, until November, known as Oath. ### Oath Has Been a Drag on Verizon Stock While Verizon's spokesmen are spinning about "better execution" on "the best platforms," the fact is that VZ has already written its media assets down by $4.6 billion, after paying $4.4 billion for AOL and $4.83 billion for Yahoo. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks That Could Double in 2019 In its third-quarter earnings report, VZ said that Oath's Q3 revenue came to $1.8 billion, a run rate well short of the $10 billion in revenue it targeted for all of 2020. That's just 5% of the company's total revenues for the quarter, which were $32.6 billion. Even if Oath had been a raving success, it would have represented less than 10% of Verizon's revenue. ### Verizon Is What It Is When you're selling data, the price you get for each bit of data is constantly falling, as new equipment makes moving more data cheaper. When you're selling services, on the other hand, you take a bigger piece of the customer's dollar. By tying the data to the content, and by killing "net neutrality," the idea was that Verizon could guarantee itself more profits, boosting Verizon stock. But many of Verizon's strategies when it comes to content have failed, so the profits and the large advances of VZ stock haven't materialized. For example, a big piece of what VZ bought with AOL was AOL's adtech. That adtech unit has failed, despite the government allowing Verizon's internet service to share user browsing data with its adtech unit and despite the end of net neutrality, which lets internet service providers discriminate on behalf of their own services. So now VZ is what it always was, a capital-intensive utility. The nature of that utility has changed in this century, with Verizon selling wired networks and spending $130 billion to get 45% of its wireless business back from Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD). Since that deal closed five years ago, VZ stock is up 20% and Vodafone is down 57%. ### The Bottom Line on Verizon Stock As a utility, Verizon stock needs to be valued based on the dividend of VZ stock, which has risen from 53 cents per share to just 61 cents during those five years. Verizon stock has a rather high yield of 4.17%, but VZ stock is not delivering capital gains, largely due to the company's decision to become a content provider. AT&T (NYSE:T) is in the same business as Verizon, but it chose to get even more heavily into content, buying Time Warner to acquire its HBO and CNN franchises. Since AT&T closed that deal last June, AT&T stock is down 7.6% while Verizon stock is up 21%. Verizon is trying to cauterize its self-inflicted wound, so it can once again be seen for what it is. Investors can now buy VZ stock with confidence, since they at least know what they're getting. AT&T has yet to take a similar step. Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Recession-Proof Stocks to Buy ... According to Goldman Sachs * 10 Triple-A Stocks to Buy in February * 7 Smart Money Opinions on Where Stocks Are Going Next Compare Brokers The post Layoffs Improve the Outlook of Verizon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • The Wall Street Journal19 days ago

    [$$] Cyber Daily: Ransomware Hits and You Must Act Fast. What's First?

    Cyber Daily: Ransomware Hits and You Must Act Fast. What’s First? Cyber Daily: Ransomware Hits and You Must Act Fast. What’s First? By Kim S. Nash Good day. Six months after a ransomware attack locked up servers and disrupted operations in the wilderness borough of Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, Eric Wyatt, who leads IT there, is still working to improve cybersecurity there.

  • Reuters20 days ago

    BT's Openreach to hire 3,000 trainees for fibre roll-out

    BT's (BT.L) networks unit Openreach is recruiting another 3,000 apprentice engineers to support the roll-out of ultra-fast fibre-to-the-home broadband to 3 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. Openreach, which is wholly owned by BT, manages Britain's largest broadband network, with infrastructure used by broadband providers such as Sky, TalkTalk (TALK.L) and Vodafone (VOD.L) as well as BT. Openreach also announced on Monday the 11 new cities and towns where it would build fibre networks this year, including Bury, Greater Glasgow region, and Salford, bringing the total number of locations to 25.

  • China Blasts ‘Unfair’ Huawei Equipment Bans by Other Countries
    Bloomberg22 days ago

    China Blasts ‘Unfair’ Huawei Equipment Bans by Other Countries

    “Using national power to tarnish and take measures against a certain company, without any evidence, is both unfair and immoral,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters late Friday as he wrapped up a trip to France and Italy. The move by Vodafone follows a decision by BT Group Plc to rip Huawei gear out of the backbone of its U.K. mobile network.

  • The Wall Street Journal22 days ago

    [$$] Major Mobile Carrier Halts Huawei Purchases Amid Security Concerns

    LONDON—The world’s biggest mobile carrier outside China said it is temporarily halting purchases of some components made by Huawei Technologies Co., posing a threat to the Chinese company’s growth and dealing another blow to its reputation amid increasing government scrutiny around the globe. Vodafone Group PLC said Friday that it would pause the purchase of Huawei gear for use in the core of new 5G networks it is rolling out across Europe. The London-based carrier said the suspension of Huawei purchases would only affect its European networks.

  • Reuters22 days ago

    FTSE 100 ends lower for fourth session, Vodafone hits eight-and-a-half-year low

    By Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi (Reuters) - British share indexes posted their first weekly losses of 2019 with the main bourse closing in the red for a fourth straight day, as Vodafone tumbled and a ...

  • Reuters22 days ago

    Risk-on shift sends European shares near two-month highs

    European shares on Friday hit their highest level in nearly two months as positive earnings, hopes of accommodative U.S. monetary policies and higher oil and metal prices help fuel a global rally. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the day up 0.6 percent near two-month highs, scored a fourth straight week of gain and was on course for its best month since October 2015. Traders cited a Wall Street Journal report which said Federal Reserve officials were considering maintaining a larger portfolio of Treasury securities than earlier expected as a reason for better risk sentiment.