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Vodafone Group Public Limited Company (0LQQ.L)

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  • S
    Are you guys still in VOD? They just got featured on the watchlist at (
  • B
    I am staying far away from VOD - It looks like it is going to drop off a cliff. I actually get way better stocks at (
  • r
    I am sick of all the spam on yahoo! I actually try to stay off of the VOD message board now and exclusively use (
  • D
    Dividend payout this week, plus continued flight to safety to stocks with high yields and stable operations makes VOD a play for weak equity prices and/or recession fears.
  • R
    did you guys see Clontarf Energy CLON ? possible x2 x3
  • j
    In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
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    UAE’s Etisalat Buys 9.8% Stake in Vodafone for $4.4 Billion
  • A
    who wants a cracking dividend...well you have 10 days which will pay 3.806p (4.5¢) any incremental yield up to this brainer if you ask my it!!
  • N
    Hello hw can I get the money
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    Passive*- (*for a while)
    LONDON, May 16 (Reuters Breakingviews) - A cryptic new name isn’t the only puzzling thing about e& (ETISALAT.AD). The Gulf-based telecom giant formerly known as Etisalat has splurged $4.4 billion on a 9.8% stake in struggling Vodafone (VOD.L). For now Chief Executive Hatem Dowidar says he’s happy just to be a passive minority investor. The company doesn’t want board seats and has backed Vodafone boss Nick Read and his strategy read more . But with activist shareholder Cevian Capital pushing for changes including a possible breakup of the UK-based operator, such passivity may not last.

    With $600 million of net cash on its books, the $75 billion e& has money to spend. And Vodafone looks cheap. Including debt it’s valued at just 5 times expected EBITDA for next year, half the multiple investors attach to its new shareholder. Poor performance justifies the discount, though. Vodafone’s top line is growing at an anaemic 1% a year and its EBITDA margin is static at 33%. If Dowidar sees sense in Cevian’s thinking, it’s a short switch from passive to aggressive. (By Ed Cropley)
  • R
    Vod does pay a good dividend!
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    From 'The Telegraph': (Nick Read 'blindsided' by investment by former colleague)

    "The chief executive of Vodafone was left blindsided after a Gulf company run by his former colleague swooped on the British telecoms giant to become its biggest shareholder.

    Nick Read is understood to have met Hatem Dowidar, a former Vodafone executive and now the boss of United Arab Emirates-based Etisalat Group, in March following Mobile World Congress, an industry gathering.

    During the meeting Mr Dowidar is understood to have given no indication that Etisalat, which had just undergone a restructure, was preparing a raid on Vodafone.

    Etisalat’s decision to buy a 9.8pc stake in the FTSE giant for $4.4bn (£3.6bn) - a move that made it Vodafone’s biggest shareholder at a stroke - subsequently caught Mr Read and other board members by surprise when it was announced in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

    In a statement, Mr Dowidar insisted Etisalat was fully supportive of Vodafone’s strategy, did not want a board seat and had no intention of mounting a takeover.

    But the shock swoop piled further pressure on Mr Read as he prepared to present his company’s annual results on Tuesday.

    Since the chief executive took the reins in October 2018, Vodafone’s shares have fallen by nearly 30pc.
  • r
    How long before all these companies with massive debt piles like vod start having rights issues to pay debt because of rising rates making debt expensive.