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Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) is a leading telecom services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 104.9p after a previous close of 103.98p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1.0326p to a high of 106.6p. The latest price was 104.42p (25 minute delay). Vodafone Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 104,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Vodafone Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: VOD in this case.
  5. Research Vodafone Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vodafone Group shares. It's that simple.

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 103.84p, which is 32.95% down on its pre-crash value of 154.88p and 11.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 92.756p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vodafone Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £730.67 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 £688.50.

Vodafone Group share price

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Vodafone Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-23.
Open104.9p
High106.6p
Low1.0326p
Close104.42p
Previous close103.98p
Change 0.44p
Change % 0.423%
Volume 53,763,459
Information last updated 2020-09-20.
52-week range92.756p - 169.46p
50-day moving average 100.6404p
200-day moving average 116.3777p
Wall St. target price2.01p
Dividend yield 0.08p (7.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) -28.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 30/09/2020. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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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 last close of 104.42p

3 months (2020-06-25) -17.82%
6 months (2020-03-25) -10.83%

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 0.6166. 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.

However, it's sensible to consider Vodafone Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Vodafone Group financials

Gross profit TTM £14.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.75%
Return on equity TTM -0.72%
Profit margin -2.05%
Book value 2.564p
Market capitalisation £28.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Vodafone Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Vodafone Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Vodafone Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Vodafone Group's overall score of 19.15 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Vodafone Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Vodafone Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Vodafone Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.86/100

Vodafone Group's environmental score of 3.86 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vodafone Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Vodafone Group's social score

Social score: 8.77/100

Vodafone Group's social score of 8.77 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vodafone Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Vodafone Group's governance score

Governance score: 9.03/100

Vodafone Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Vodafone Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Vodafone Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Vodafone Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Vodafone Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Vodafone Group Plc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 19.15
Total ESG percentile 17.06
Environmental score 3.86
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 8.77
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 9.03
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 3

Vodafone Group share dividends

We're not expecting Vodafone Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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  • AT-and-T (T.US) (7.16% forward annual dividend yield)

Have Vodafone Group's shares ever split?

Vodafone Group's shares were split on a 6:11 basis on 24 February 2014. So if you had owned 11 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vodafone Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% 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 92.756p up to 169.46p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOD.LSE 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Vodafone Group's is 0.6602. This would suggest that Vodafone Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Vodafone Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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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