Can Vodafone Keep Growing?

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With shares of Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) trading around $38, is VOD an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement

Vodafone is a mobile communications company that provides a range of communication services and operates across the globe. The firm’s products and services cover voice messaging, data, fixed-line solutions, and devices to assist customers in meeting their total communications needs. Vodafone operates in three geographic regions: Europe, Africa, and Central Europe; Asia Pacific; and the Middle East.

British mobile company Vodafone said on Friday that its deal to sell its stake in U.S. operator Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) completed, triggering a $23.9 billion cash return to shareholders. Shareholders of both Vodafone and Verizon Communications Inc. approved Verizon’s $130 billion takeover of the pair’s Verizon Wireless venture in January, paving the way for the third biggest deal in corporate history. Vodafone shareholders will be paid the equivalent of $0.49 for each existing ordinary share in addition to a distribution of Verizon shares, detailed earlier in February.

Vodafone said on Wednesday that in an illustrative example, based on share prices and exchange rates at the close of business on February 18, a Vodafone investor would receive proceeds of 72 pence in Verizon shares and 30 pence in cash for each share owned. Where shareholders are due to receive their cash in sterling or euro, the exact amount received will depend on exchange rates next week, the company said. The company said that a court approved the final elements of the deal, which included Vodafone’s related acquisition of the outstanding minority stake in Vodafone Italy.

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