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Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L)

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    Joy
    Trading and investing literally has to do with determination, consistency and having a mindset to never give up is key. Just like a battle or war, we take loss in our stride and continue to fight. Never give up, never get too comfortable and you'll be surprised by the outcome. Forex trading remains the best.
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    Brewster
    UAE’s Etisalat Buys 9.8% Stake in Vodafone for $4.4 Billion
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    ClimateChange
    Vodafone warns inflation could derail growth
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    Brewster
    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.
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    Charles
    E& has built a stake of 10% of shares in circulation, Cevians stake up to 5%, total 15% of shares, roughly 400m, now effectively out of circulation, plus buy back program, yesterday’s gap
    up filled already this morning, 5% increase in income......here we go. Patience is definitely a virtue with this stock.
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    Brewster
    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)
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    Ronald
    Vod does pay a good dividend!
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    ClimateChange
    Vodafone may need to cut dividend...if doing acquisition.....because Vodafone has a lot of debt...
  • R
    Ronald
    Why VOD down so sharply today? I don't see any news?
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    Alfonso
    Good day to load
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    investor101
    All, vod (Vodafone Group) is preparing to go from 17 to 23 in the time frame of December of 2022 to March of 2023, provided that vod reports good results for the remainder of this year and that the market holds. Technically there is expectation built up in the charts for good quarterly reports for 2022, if the fundamental financial quarterly reports are good (meets expectation) then the target price high mentioned should be achievable.
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    IQST Fintech
    VOD Showing Over 10 % Gain in the Last 3 months as per Marketwatch. A Better Performance Than Other Communication Stocks.
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    investor101
    For those who follow TA (Technical Analysis) vod is looking very good TA wise, following are some observations:

    1. Vod 200d MA is oscillating around 16.78, the fact that the 200d MA is oscillating means price ranges above and below 16.78 have been thoroughly tested.
    2. A price floor mean of 16.78 has been established from June 2019 to the present.
    3. Downward channel for vod was broken around Dec of 2020.
    4. Narrowing triangle of value has been established and honored, October 2020 to present time.
    5. Market lows for vod since March 2020 have been getting higher (higher lows)
    6. The 20 and 50d MA's are above the 200d MA
    7. The 20, 50 and 200wk (week) MA's are currently converging
    8. The 200wk is above the 50wk which is above the 20wk MA's
    9. The 20wk, 50wk and 100wk MA have already converged
    10. TA observations 7,8, 9 suggest a break out will happen soon (next 2 to 3 months) to go above the 200wk MA.
    11. 20m (month) is below the 50m which is below the, 100m and 200m, 200m/100m almost same price and 20m is on a positive slope. This suggest a long term break out going up is coming and there are plenty of references for retest and price consolidation.

    All of the above are bullish.
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    Jonathan
    Press chatter says they are trying to buy 3. Anyone know anything?
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    Anonymous
    Mentioned on halftime report. Apparently, a lot of call activity in the stock.
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    J
    I understand that there are problems in the world but what happen to the up swing thats causing this steady downswing. Well I guess I’ll just buy some more and wait on that nice dividend.
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    paul
    Does this company do like at&t and slash the dividend?
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    investor101
    All, if you haven't read Vodafone's annual report you should. Long story short, 2021 marked the end of "stop the bleeding" and "re-orging" to now 2022 is the start of ROA, ROE and ROI. The lesson on Vodafone the last 10 years and especially the last 3 years is a renewed focus on healthy financials, efficiency, focus on high growth markets and investment on high return on defined services. This year, 2022, we will start to see Vod getting these higher returns, emphasis on "start". Barring the market crashing, vod is well set to be a great long term investment. Presently vod is likely to consolidate (fall in price) after it's run up from January of this year, but this stock is still cheap compared to future expectations and forecast. Long term purchase vod, though near term it might and probably will go down, but long term this drop will not matter.
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    investor101
    All, I am reading some posts on this board and they are not close to what Vodafone Group is doing now. Right now is the time to buy into Vodafone Group, below is some basic information:

    1. Vodafone Idea (the India Vodafone) no longer impacts the financials of Vodafone Group, in 2020 Vodafone Group wrote off Vodafone Idea in it's entirety and Vodafone Group has stated NO MORE MONEY will be given to Vodafone Idea.
    2. New management, was installed October 2018, Nick Read became the CEO of Vodafone Group.
    3. As stated in #1, Vodafone Idea was written off in 2020, in 2021 restructuring (creating development teams and purchasing businesses) is/was being done. Generally it takes 1-3 years for a development team to release a new product/service, during this time the development team is a pure expense, there is no product released covering its existence.
    4. Cash flow is about 2x more per share as compared to the rest of the industry, this is important, because of #1 and #3, the company doesn't have any profit or/and it's profit is low compared to the rest of the industry.
    5. Reason the stock is low, is because Vodafone Group looks lousy when you compare it to profit metrics and asset based metrics.
    6. 2021 Quarterly reports by Vodafone are impressive, they have achieved all of their advertise goals from the beginning of the year, grow in Germany, grow in Spain (a little not a lot), stabilize Italy, Increase market share in Africa and maintain in United Kingdom.
    7. As stated earlier, their assets are about 2 to 3x lower than AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile so asset based metrics and profit metrics look lousy, however they have been spending aggressively in buying development teams, these development teams should start releasing products/services in mid to late 2022 and 2023; at which time profit and assets will go up.
    8. Dividend is safe, unlike AT&T Vodafone Group has plenty of cash/income coming in to cover all expenses which include restructuring costs. The dividend, given that the market remains the same as it is now will only grow and currently you can get 4x the dividend amount than what a typical S&P500 pays.
    9. The worth of a management team is can they and will they make hard decisions, they have, the new management team wrote off Vodafone Idea in 2020 and they have closed Vodafone stores in Spain, while investing in growing markets and services.
    10. Now is the time to buy, long term, this is a buy and hold, for the dividend and expected stock appreciation in the next 2 to 3 years given that the market doesn't crash.
    11. If you guy Vodafone now to trade short term, you are pretty dumb in my opinion.
    12. Of all the large telecommunications companies out there Vodafone Group IS the best deal by far.
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    Billy
    Share buy backs and moderate debt reduction. VOD economics are going to start to compound in a big way. Too much cash dropping to bottom line for this to be forgotten much longer. Not likely anyone going t ouse less cell phone service over the next few years.