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Investors Set Sail on Valuation For Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L)

13 January 2018

Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $34.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, November 17th. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc who had been investing in Ctrip.Com International Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.98 billion market cap company. About 23.96 million shares traded. Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) has risen 10.58% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.42% the S&P500. American Money Management Llc bought 4,413 shares as the company's stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 322,291 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.17M, up from 310,599 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 4.47% or $8.4 during the last trading session, reaching $179.37. The company saw 3.68 million shares trade hands over the course of the day.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD)'s price-to-sales ratio of 1.55 is creating a long-term opportunity in the value in its stock. It has underperformed by 6.12% the S&P500.

Jupiter Asset Management Ltd, which manages about $2.93B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Euronet Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:EEFT) by 17,228 shares to 95,000 shares, valued at $9.01M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (FNDA) by 8,892 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.25 million shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard World Fd (MGC). (NYSE:LXFT) to report earnings on February, 13. Hayek Kallen Investment Management holds 1,450 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. AAPL's profit will be $19.08 billion for 11.62 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.62 actual EPS reported by Baidu, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Luxoft Holding had 33 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with "Underweight" on Wednesday, August 31. The stock of Luxoft Holding, Inc. On Tuesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with "Outperform". The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of GBX 246.96 ($3.35). The firm has "Hold" rating by TH Capital given on Friday, July 29. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned "Neutral" rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, January 19. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Buy". The rating was upgraded by Stephens to "Overweight" on Thursday, November 3. It also increased its holding in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 103,667 shares in the quarter, for a total of 157,262 shares, and has risen its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLF). One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 77% are positive. Barclays raised shares of Vodafone Group from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Vodafone Group from GBX 275 ($3.73) to GBX 300 ($4.07) and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Macquarie Research downgraded the shares of VOD in report on Monday, June 13 to "Neutral" rating. This research is typically not concerned with how the underlying financials of the company look, but how the stock has been trading. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) earned "Reduce" rating by Standpoint Research on Thursday, June 1. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) earned "Hold" rating by HSBC on Tuesday, January 17. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, September 29 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 9 to "Buy". The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to "Outperform" on Monday, October 19.

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