Vodafone shares: Share prices, how to buy and potential costs
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Vodafone Group plc is a household name in telecommunications, providing services including voice, data and messaging on fixed and mobile networks to 19.5 million customers in the UK, and over 444 million globally.
Vodafone is listed on the London Stock Exchange as part of the FTSE 100 and is a popular investment.
We’ve covered key information on how to buy Vodafone shares, including live share prices, investment platform options, company personnel and more.
Vodafone share prices
Take a look at Vodafone’s share price performance over the last three months. Monitoring the market is just one aspect of the research you should do before investing in any company.
Do your research, check out Vodafone’s investor resources and stay up-to-date with any issues that might affect investors. As always, past performance is no indication of future results.
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Vodafone’s financial results from recent years
Check out how Vodafone has performed financially over recent years. Prices shown are in euro.
|Vodafone income statement||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014|
|Profit before tax:||(389.00)||(932.00)||(1,507.00)||(853.00)||(1,208.00)|
|Profit after tax:||3,878.00||2,792.00||(190.00)||1,095.00||(5,270.00)|
Key share information
When buying or selling shares in a company, it’s important to keep an eye on a range of issues related to that company. We’ll walk you through some of the key aspects to consider when trading shares in Vodafone.
General Vodafone stock information
A quick overview of Vodafone shares:
|Exchange:||London Stock Exchange|
|Indices:||FTSE 100, FTSE 350, FTSE All Share, FTSE techMARK All Share, FTSE 350 Higher Yield|
Key personnel at Vodafone
Important appointments of key individuals can also affect share prices.
|Chief executive, executive director||Vittorio Colao|
|Group chief executive||Nicholas Read|
|Group chief financial officer||Margherita Della Valle|
|Chief executive officer||Hannes Ametsreiter|
|Chief executive of Vodafone (UK)||Nicholas Jeffery|
It’s a good idea to know when Vodafone will be releasing its financial reports, as this will let you know how the company is performing and will have a big impact on the share price.
|Final dividend payment:||03/08/2018|
|Final ex-dividend date:||07/06/2018|
Vodafone dividend information
You’ll want to keep track of dividend information and note down the payment dates in your calendar. Prices shown are in euro from 2017 onwards, and in pounds sterling before that.
|Total dividend for year:||€0.15||€0.15||€0.13||11.22p||11.00p|
Other important information
- General company news. It’s important to keep up to date with the company news. For example, is Vodafone hiring or firing staff? Is it closing down any branches? Events such as these will have an impact on the share price of Vodafone.
- Industry news. You should also be aware of other external events and news that may have an impact on Vodafone’s share price, for instance, trends and changes in the sector.
General investor’s checklist
Before investing in any company or sector, you need to know the basics. Here are some very simple questions to bear in mind before buying shares:
- What does the company do? This might sound obvious, but can you explain what the company does in a few sentences? If you can’t, maybe you should go back to the drawing board.
- Is it making profits? This is a seemingly simple question. If you’re not sure whether a company is profitable, this could be a warning sign. Vodafone keeps investors up-to-date with any issues that might affect share price, from acquisition news to results of AGM votes.
- Who are the main competitors? Every company operates alongside competitors. Before you invest you need to know if the company is the market leader, a newcomer, a fast-growing disrupter or something else. If the company you’re considering investing in is global-facing, you need to keep an eye on foreign competition too.
- Who is running the company? You can’t compete with the knowledge of wealth management companies and big banks, but you can still do your homework. Any decent company will list its senior managers. Even a cursory look at this can tell you something about the company’s stability and management style.
- Is the company’s position sustainable? If you’re investing for the long term, you need to consider this question. If you’re looking for a short-term gain, perhaps this is less important.
- Is there room for future growth? Linked to the question above, what is the outlook for the medium to long-term? Has your company reached its maximum size?
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