Vodafone Group

  • A Key Victory in the Battle for the European Cable Market

    By Mike Thiessen - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: DTEGY.PK, LBTYK, VOD

    After a surprisingly contentious bidding war that received relatively little press in North America, British telecom giant Vodafone (LSE: VOD) appears to have won the right to purchase Germany cable conglomerate Kabel Deutschland (KD8) over Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA). Although Vodafone's initial offer was more than 5 percent lower than Liberty Global's, Kabel Deutschland appeared to prefer its structure. As a larger company with an international reach, Vodafone more »

  • German, French Indices Vulnerable at Elevated Levels

    By Richard Cox - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, GSK, GSK, VOD, VOD

    The Eurozone debt problems have held as a central focus of the financial markets since 2010.  The European Central Bank (ECB) has gone to great lengths to prevent volatility in its financial markets and created enhanced liquidity provisions to support its vulnerable banking system.  This week’s GDP data, however, indicate that while the extensive stimulus measures by the ECB have effectively “stopped the bleeding” and reduced the possibility that more »

  • Think Twice about your Ruckus Investment Thesis

    By Hans el - May 11, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, RKUS, VZ, VOD

    Ruckus (RKUS) took a nosedive after its earnings report where it missed on revenue and came in at the very low end of the expected earnings. The revenue miss was blamed on delays in forecasted orders by management.

    Often do I read about the RKUS investment thesis which often is dominated by the expectation that large Mobile Network Operators across the world (MNOs), including the biggest of the Tier 1s more »

  • A Tour Of Countries: United Kingdom

    By Alexander MacLennan - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: ICAGY, IAG, VOD, VOD

    In the global investing world we live in, it is important to look at opportunities worldwide when seeking the best returns. Here, we will take a look at some of the investments the United Kingdom has to offer. By no means is this a complete analysis of the entire nation, that would be a series of articles in itself. Instead it is a starting point for those who are interested more »

  • Making Money on Consolidation Events

    By Mohsin Saeed - April 26, 2013 | Tickers: S, VZ, VOD, VOD

    In a recent report on Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), I highlighted the interesting moves being made in the telecom space. At that time there were rumors that Verizon and AT&T are preparing a joint bid for the European telecom giant Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD). Those rumors were denied by the involved parties but according to recent updates Verizon Communications is all set to independently buy Vodafone’s stake in Verizon more »

  • Dont Miss Out on This M&A Rally

    By Mohsin Saeed - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: T, DISH, S, VZ, VOD, VOD

    The telecom industry is one of the most followed industries in the entire technology sector. It has some of the best dividend yields in the entire market which can be attributed to the high earnings visibility. The entire industry is going through a power struggle because the smartphone companies have recently increased their power in this arena. The telecoms have always had a major say in which gadgets gets the more »

  • Being Smart May Be Stupid. Go Passive Instead.

    By mark cabaniss - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: T, VOD, VOD

    "Buy what you know," said the great Fidelity Magellan Fund Manager Peter Lynch, reinforcing the confidence of millions of investors to follow their own instincts and invest in companies whose products they personally knew were good.  Obviously, if you were one of those investors who, like my former wife, bought Apple (NASDAQ:  APPL)  because you liked your iPod, you did very well.  And if you bought Apple because you liked more »

  • Clearwire

    By Allan Danley - October 27, 2012 | Tickers: CLWR, S, VOD, YHOO

    Why would Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) pick China's Huawei for a continued equipment build out? Even after the FCC and other commissions have stated they consider anything from China a Security issue.

    If you look into the new owner of Sprint (NYSE: S) you'll find a 70% stake purchased for just under $20 billion driven by CEO Masayoshi Son. With ownership in Yahoo! Japan, Vodafone and other telecommunication and more »

  • Now is a Good Time to Open a Long Position in Verizon

    By Muhammad Bazil - September 11, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, T, CMCSA, S, TWC, VZ, VOD, VOD

    Verizon (NYSE: VZ) got beaten up pretty badly in the month of August without any particularly foul news. In fact, during August there were two significant news items that should have lifted the telecom stock.

    First, there was news of FCC approval of a deal purchasing a huge chunk of unused bandwidth from SpectrumCo., and the second disclosure was related to the new iPhone’s super fast 4G LTE networking more »

  • Why Vodafone Is A Dividend King

    By Christopher French - February 7, 2012 | Tickers: CMGE, VZ, VOD, VOD

    Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) serves over 360 million customers in the wireless industry and is second only to China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) with a network that spans over 22 countries. The telecom giant also owns a 45% interest in Verizon (NYSE: VZ), the largest mobile carrier in the United States. Diversity, consistency and growth into new territories make Vodafone a dependable company that can provide a stable and steady dividend payout more »

  • Calculating Compound Interest on Regular Investments - The Rule of 125

    By David Bell - January 26, 2012 | Tickers: LMT, NOK, PG, TEF, VOD

    It is useful to be able to estimate what a given annual return will turn your investment into, over a period of time. This gives you an understanding of what return would be sufficient for you to get where you want to be. In a recent article I introduced the rule of 72, which allows you to accurately estimate the total amount of money you will have if you invest more »

  • The Rule of 72

    By David Bell - January 22, 2012 | Tickers: MCD, VOD

    I have done a lot of reading about investing over the last year or so. I've read various key texts on investing, and thousands of blog posts and articles online. I will no doubt blog on some of the most useful in the future, but for now I wanted to talk about what I think has been the most commonly used tip that I discovered...

    The rule of 72 more »