Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] is 13.19% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

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Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [NASDAQ: VOD] traded at a low on 03/30/22, posting a -0.41 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $16.90.


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The results of the trading session contributed to over 9151004 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Vodafone Group Public Limited Company stands at 1.32% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.87%.

The market cap for VOD stock reached $47.14 billion, with 2.79 billion shares outstanding. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.93M shares, VOD reached a trading volume of 9151004 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VOD shares is $25.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VOD stock is a recommendation set at 1.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Argus have made an estimate for Vodafone Group Public Limited Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on January 20, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Bernstein raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on September 08, 2021, representing the official price target for Vodafone Group Public Limited Company stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vodafone Group Public Limited Company is set at 0.37, with the Price to Sales ratio for VOD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.89, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.36.

How has VOD stock performed recently?

Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.99. With this latest performance, VOD shares dropped by -2.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.71% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.30% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VOD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.20, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.02 for Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.29, while it was recorded at 16.83 for the last single week of trading, and 16.36 for the last 200 days.

Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.37 and a Gross Margin at +26.28. Vodafone Group Public Limited Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.26.

Return on Total Capital for VOD is now 3.55, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.10. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.20, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.07. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 121.42. Additionally, VOD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.84, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 43.70. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 106.21, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.97.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] managed to generate an average of $952 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.88 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.28.Vodafone Group Public Limited Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Insider trade positions for Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]

There are presently around $4,003 million, or 9.00% of VOD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VOD stocks are: RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC with ownership of 26,050,832, which is approximately -8.842% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 22,492,205 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $381.69 million in VOD stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $286.99 million in VOD stock with ownership of nearly 17.669% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vodafone Group Public Limited Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 249 institutional holders increased their position in Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [NASDAQ:VOD] by around 20,582,422 shares. Additionally, 272 investors decreased positions by around 32,054,484 shares, while 101 investors held positions by with 183,248,412 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 235,885,318 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VOD stock had 89 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,566,989 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 1,771,824 shares during the same period.

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