Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

UBS Analysts Give Vodafone (VOD) a GBX 270 Price Target


Some industries have lower average historical EPS than others as well. The 30-stock index also extended its winning streak to eight straight days. It closed at $0.1632 lastly.

President Donald Trump pledged Sunday to assist Chinese technology firm ZTE Corp to "get back into business, fast" after a US ban had significantly hampered the Asian company. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 2 of analysts who cover Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Based on the stock's volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 0.99% and month of 1.02%.

VOD has been the subject of several other research reports. If trading volume increases, prices move in the same direction. We see here that Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) is -3.33% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average. The volatility for this week stands at 0.99%, while the volatility for this month is set up at 1.02%.

Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 1.8.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Vodafone Group Plc now shows a Weekly Performance of -1.63%, where Monthly Performance is -4.7%, Quarterly performance is -0.28%, 6 Months performance is -4.38% and yearly performance percentage is 2.86%.

But there are also a few more statistics, such as the 20-day simple moving average that is evaluated at -7.82% as well as the 50-day simple moving average that is now estimated at -6.37%.

What do you mean by simple moving average (SMA)?

A moving average filters out random noise and offers a smoother perspective of the price action. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 0.99% and Monthly Volatility of 1.02%. The price target set for the stock is $35.36, and this sets up an impressive set of potential movement for the stock.

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Why is EPS essential to watch? The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. To calculate EPS, you take the profits left over for shareholders and divide by the number of shares outstanding. You can think of E-P-S as a per-capita way of describing earnings. It is a positive indicator for investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns goes up in value.

The stock increased 0.22% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $13.49. Year-to-date it plunged -11.07%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 70.1 points, or 0.28 percent, to 24,901.27, the S&P 500 gained 2.57 points, or 0.09 percent, to 2,730.29 and the Nasdaq Composite added 8.43 points, or 0.11 percent, to 7,411.32. NY now owns 3,900,428 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $124,424,000 after purchasing an additional 1,434,846 shares during the last quarter.

When looking at the investment recommendation on say a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell), GSAT is given a 2.50 while 1.00 placed for VOD. A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low performance.

Specialized Analysis: The organization has the market capitalization of $74.36B. Vodafone Group PLC had 48 analyst reports since November 16, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel.

Understanding PE gives the shareholders an idea if the stock has sufficient growth potential. As VOD has a P/S, P/E and P/B estimations of 1.34, 0 and 0.95 separately.

Its P/Cash esteemed at 0. RVOL compares a stock's current volume to its previous amount over a specific period. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of VOD in report on Tuesday, December 12 with "Conviction Buy" rating.

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