Traders Spotlight: Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

Barsaba Taglieri
Luglio 19, 2017

The original version of this news story can be viewed at It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500.

Platinum Investment Management Ltd decreased Sina Corp (SINA) stake by 26.52% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Closely-held shares are those owned by insiders, major shareholders and employees, while restricted stock refers to insider shares that can not be traded because of a temporary restriction such as the lock-up period after an initial public offering.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. North Run Capital Lp who had been investing in Evertec Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.27B market cap company. Moving out to look at the previous month volatility move, the stock is at 0.79%. It has underperformed by 5.91% the S&P500.

VOD has been the subject of several other reports. Therefore 17% are positive. Finally, Standpoint Research downgraded Vodafone Group PLC from an "accumulate" rating to a "reduce" rating and set a $30.00 price target for the a report on Thursday, June 1st. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to "Neutral" on Monday, November 21. The company was downgraded on Monday, June 13 by Macquarie Research. The firm issued an add rating and a GBX 250 ($3.26) price target on the cell phone carrier's stock. Washington Trust Bank now owns 5,011 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 1,040 shares during the period.

Vodafone Group Plc was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Argus. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th.

09/13/2016 - Vodafone Group Plc had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Hold" rating by HSBC given on Tuesday, January 17. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 20 by Argus Research.

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded down 0.51% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $29.06. It also reduced its holding in Apple Computer Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3,539 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 72,802 shares, and cut its stake in J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

Analysts await Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) to report earnings on August, 1 after the close. Legal General Group Public Ltd holds 0% or 24,326 shares in its portfolio. CMC's profit will be $36.25 million for 16.14 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. Company fiscal year is ending in December and analysts' consensus recommendation is Underperform for MNKD and estimated EPS for next quarter is $ -0.22.

In last 4 months performance of JCP was -10.37% while its price to sale ratio is 0.13 and price to book ratio is 1.31. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Raymond James maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $12.50 target in Friday, February 10 report. The firm's 50-day moving average price is GBX 223.10 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 208.02. The stock of SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) earned "Buy" rating by Brean Capital on Thursday, November 19. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, May 18.

5/20/2017 - Vodafone Group plc was given a new GBX 232 ($3.03) price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

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