Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Vodafone Group PLC Call Options (VOD)

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 27,665 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,431% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,807 call options.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Thursday. Finally, UBS Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, October 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.14.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 13.8% during the second quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 440 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.0% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 768 shares during the period. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 387.8% during the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 3,700 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the third quarter worth about $151,000. Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 9.5% during the second quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,494 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 476 shares during the period. 10.04% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at $30.40 on Friday. Vodafone Group PLC has a twelve month low of $24.17 and a twelve month high of $31.03. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.5642 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. Vodafone Group PLC’s payout ratio is -443.24%.

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About Vodafone Group PLC

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe.

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