Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares surged 1.76% to $26.03. Global cable and broadband giant Liberty Global plc said it has completed a merger of its cable TV and broadband business in the Netherlands with Vodafone Group plc’s mobile phone operation there, creating a joint venture valued at €3.5 billion (US$ 3.68 billion).
The deal will allow the joint-venture partners to offer bundles of cable television, broadband and mobile services to consumers. Besides being “great news for Dutch consumers, we are also excited for our shareholders,” Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said recently.
Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked VOD in recent few months. In ratings table the VOD given BUY ratings by 14 analysts in current phase and 2 analysts suggest it as overweight security. The 1 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on VOD. While 7 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Overweight security.
The stock annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $0.74 as compared to one month ago of $0.76, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $0.91.
The total volume of 7.56 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 6188.65 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -170.40%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 26.09%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.23.
Several matter pinch shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) [Trend Analysis], as shares moving down -0.26% to $102.20 with a share volume of 1.64 Million. The ADP held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The ADP ratings chart showed that 14 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 1 analyst opting for Overweight option for same period, whereas, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 5 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 2 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 94.06 as compared to current price of 102.20.
Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $1.26 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $3.67 as compared to one month ago of $3.66, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $4.07.
The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 36.60% and moving down from its 52-week high price with -1.71%. To have technical analysis views, liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 1.10 as evaluated with its debt to equity ratio of 0.47. The float short ratio was 1.74%, as compared to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 3.89.