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Vodafone Group Plc is a telecom services business based in the US. Vodafone Group shares (VOD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vodafone Group employs 104,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$38.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Vodafone Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Vodafone Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VOD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Vodafone Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$14.28, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Vodafone Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vodafone Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Vodafone Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vodafone Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$14.28, which is 28.81% down on its pre-crash value of USD$20.06 and 24.61% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$11.46.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Vodafone Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$640.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$729.28.

Vodafone Group share price

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Vodafone Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$14.28
52-week range USD$11.46 - USD$21.72
50-day moving average USD$14.0529
200-day moving average USD$15.0309
Wall St. target price USD$22.13
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.97 (6.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.82

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Is it a good time to buy Vodafone Group stock?

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Vodafone Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.28 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-15) N/A
1 month (2020-10-26) -1.65%
3 months (2020-08-26) -6.24%
6 months (2020-05-22) N/A
1 year (2019-11-22) N/A
2 years (2018-11-22) N/A
3 years (2017-11-22) N/A
5 years (2015-11-22) N/A

Is Vodafone Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vodafone Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vodafone Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vodafone Group's PEG ratio

Vodafone Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6057. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vodafone Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vodafone Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$14.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.74%
Return on equity TTM -0.72%
Profit margin -2.05%
Book value $25.64
Market capitalisation USD$38.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vodafone Group shares

There are currently 8.1 million Vodafone Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Vodafone Group's "short interest". This figure is 32.8% up from 6.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vodafone Group shares can be evaluated.

Vodafone Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vodafone Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vodafone Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vodafone Group shares traded daily (recently around 4.3 million). Vodafone Group's SIR currently stands at 1.91. In other words for every 100,000 Vodafone Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1910 shares are currently held short.

However Vodafone Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vodafone Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vodafone Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vodafone Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vodafone Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vodafone Group shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Vodafone Group.

Find out more about how you can short Vodafone Group stock.

Vodafone Group share dividends

We're not expecting Vodafone Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Vodafone Group's shares ever split?

Vodafone Group's shares were split on a 4905:5000 basis on 24 February 2014. So if you had owned 5000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4905 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vodafone Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vodafone Group shares which in turn could have impacted Vodafone Group's share price.

Vodafone Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vodafone Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.46 up to $21.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOD.US volatility(beta: 0.66)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Vodafone Group's is 0.6564. This would suggest that Vodafone Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vodafone Group overview

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers. It also provides mobile, fixed, and a suite of converged communication services, such as Internet of Things (IoT) comprising managed IoT connectivity, automotive, and insurance services, as well as smart metering and health solutions; cloud and security portfolio comprising public and private cloud services, as well as cloud-based applications and products for securing networks and devices; and international voice, IP transit, and messaging services to support business customers that include small home offices and large multi-national companies. In addition, the company offers M-Pesa, an African payment platform, which provides money transfer, financial, and business and merchant payment services; and various services to operators through its partner market agreements, as well as rents capacity to mobile virtual network operators to provide mobile services. Vodafone Group Plc has a strategic partnership with Open Fiber. As of March 31, 2019, it had approximately 650 million mobile customers, 19 million fixed broadband customers, and 14 million TV customers. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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