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Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) Presents Unexpected Quarter Loss Before Tax

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) [Trend Analysis] regains street interests, as shares build up 1.70% on Tuesday and it traded at $33.29. The 52-week high of the share price is -11.92% and 52-week low of the share price is 15.49%. Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) released on Tuesday after a loss before tax of 449M pounds for year ended 31 March 2016 as compared to profit of 1.09B pounds, last year. Loss for financial year from continuing operations was 3.8 billion pounds compared to profit of 5.9 billion pounds.

Loss per share from continuing operations was 15.08 pence compared to profit of 21.42 pence. Vittorio Colao, Group Chief Executive, stated that this has been a year of strong execution for Group, returning to organic growth in both income along with EBITDA for first time since 2008. Looking forward, they will continue to invest in their consumer excellence programmes in both mobile and converged services. For fiscal 2017, the Group expects: organic EBITDA growth in range of 3-6%, implying 15.7 to 16.2 billion euros, at guidance FX rates.

This is an important indicator as a higher ratio typically suggests that investors are investing more confidently as compared to companies in the same industry has lower ratios. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at -48.70%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 10.42%.

Major bullish and bearish trends reflect in rating research, from pool of WSJ analyst gave 42.48 as a highest price target, medium point hits to 37.12, while the lowest share price targets assigned 30.63. The data compelled by Wall Street Journal average suggest average price target would by 36.76, where as current price stood at 33.26.

Moderately analysts issue miscellaneous recommendation for VOD, as 15 experts rated as “BUY” security, 2 analyst have faith on stocks as “Overweight,” moreover 7 experts rated as “Hold”.

As for as concerns shares volumes, in share capital Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has 2627.35 million outstanding shares among them 2627.35 million shares have been floated in market exchange. The firm’s institutional ownership remained 9.10% while insider ownership included 0.20%.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 2.06%, which maintained for the month at -0.27%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 8.20% and for the year was -7.18%, while the YTD performance remained at 1.49%.

About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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