Intensive Insider Activity Reported In Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

The 12-month median price target for Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) assigned by the analysts stands at $25.41, which represents a return potential of 28.98 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $19.7 on Friday, January 11. The lowest price target for the stock is $15.96 — slightly more than -18.98 percent from VOD’s current share price. The stock will probably climb 28.22 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $33.85-month high price target. This represents a whopping 71.83 percent increase from where shares are trading today.

On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 50.49 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $19.25 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $19.87 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $20.05 level. The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $19.47. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $19.25. Till the time, the VOD stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear.

Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) are trading at a P/E ratio of 0 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry VOD operates in has an average P/E of 55.41. Its P/E ratio went as low as 5.4X and as high as 10.66 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 1.01 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 1.61. 30 percent is the gross profit margin for Vodafone Group Plc and operating margin sits at 0 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 0 percent.

On 11th of January, Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) shares ended higher after a volatile session. The shares accumulated 0.12 points or 0.61 percent at $19.7 with a light trade volume of 6.236 million shares. After opening the session at $19.49, the shares went as high as $19.82 and as low as $19.4233, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $52.5 billion and now has 2.67 billion shares outstanding. Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) stock has lost -2.04 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

VOD stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.9, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$0.63 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 2.18 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -37.76 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -39.85 percent away from its 1-year high of $32.75 and 6.77 percent up from 52-week low of $18.45. The average consensus rating on the company is 0, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a buy.