Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] Is Currently -2.53 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?



Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [NASDAQ: VOD] loss -2.53% or -0.42 points to close at $16.16 with a heavy trading volume of 4801913 shares.

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It opened the trading session at $16.45, the shares rose to $16.545 and dropped to $16.15, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for VOD points out that the company has recorded 4.33% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -11.22% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 6.27M shares, VOD reached to a volume of 4801913 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $24.72 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.

Berenberg 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 April 05, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on January 20, 2022, 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 0.31, with the Price to Sales ratio for VOD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.95. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.85, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.14.

Trading performance analysis for VOD stock

Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.05. With this latest performance, VOD shares dropped by -3.69% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 4.33% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.45% 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 36.48, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.90, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.90 for Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.06, while it was recorded at 16.61 for the last single week of trading, and 16.31 for the last 200 days.

Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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.

An analysis of insider ownership at Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [VOD]

There are presently around $3,929 million, or 8.90% 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 $372.92 million in VOD stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $280.4 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 May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 257 institutional holders increased their position in Vodafone Group Public Limited Company [NASDAQ:VOD] by around 21,374,457 shares. Additionally, 261 investors decreased positions by around 31,704,386 shares, while 103 investors held positions by with 183,889,787 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 236,968,630 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VOD stock had 82 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,042,287 shares, while 64 institutional investors sold positions of 2,055,773 shares during the same period.