Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) shares fell 0.7% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as GBX 209.10 ($2.77) and last traded at GBX 209.10 ($2.77). 67,954,174 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 31% from the average session volume of 51,911,900 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 210.60 ($2.79).

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 285 ($3.78) price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Numis Securities Ltd reissued an “add” rating and issued a GBX 250 ($3.32) target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a research note on Monday. UBS AG set a GBX 280 ($3.71) target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Macquarie restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 300 ($3.98) target price on shares of Vodafone Group plc in a report on Monday, September 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Vodafone Group plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 246.13 ($3.26).

The company’s market cap is GBX 55.67 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 214.47 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 215.76.

In related news, insider Vivek Badrinath acquired 246,071 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 225 ($2.98) per share, for a total transaction of £553,659.75 ($734,394.15).

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About Vodafone Group plc

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe.

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