Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) Stock Rating Reconfirmed by HSBC; The GBX 230.00 Target Indicates 6.22% Potential; Last Week Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) Coverage

October 18, 2017 - By Richard Conner

London: In a note sent to investors on Wednesday morning, HSBC reconfirmed their “Hold” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD). They currently have a GBX 230.00 target price on the company. HSBC’s target means a potential upside of 6.22% from the company’s stock close price.

Among 14 analysts covering Spirent Communications PLC (LON:SPT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Spirent Communications PLC had 89 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Liberum Capital maintained Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) on Monday, May 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 17. Deutsche Bank maintained Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) on Monday, February 29 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Panmure Gordon. The company was maintained on Friday, February 19 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, January 8. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of SPT in report on Monday, December 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Panmure Gordon. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 15 by Deutsche Bank. Panmure Gordon maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 120 target in Tuesday, April 12 report. See Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) latest ratings:

14/09/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 110.00 New Target: GBX 110.00 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 145.00 New Target: GBX 140.00 Reiteration
08/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 145.00 New Target: GBX 140.00 Maintain
08/08/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 134.00 New Target: GBX 134.00 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 145.00 New Target: GBX 145.00 Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: N+1 Singer Rating: Hold Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 134.00 New Target: GBX 134.00 Maintain
20/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 88.00 New Target: GBX 145.00 Upgrade
09/05/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 90.00 New Target: GBX 145.00 Upgrade
08/05/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 145.00 Maintain

About 15.31 million shares traded. Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) has 0.00% since October 18, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD), 17 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC has GBX 310 highest and GBX 130 lowest target. GBX 240.96’s average target is 11.15% above currents GBX 216.79 stock price. Vodafone Group PLC had 301 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, April 21. Credit Suisse maintained Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) on Friday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report. The rating was maintained by Oddo & Cie with “Buy” on Friday, September 18. The stock of Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by Haitong Securities. The rating was maintained by Haitong Securities on Monday, January 18 with “Neutral”. Akros maintained the shares of VOD in report on Thursday, February 18 with “Accumulate” rating. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, November 23 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, January 15. Beaufort Securities maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 17 report.

Vodafone Group Plc is a telecommunications company. The company has market cap of 58.57 billion GBP. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include Europe and AMAP.

Spirent Communications plc enables service well-known provider networks, data centers, enterprise information technology , mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Internet of Things to communicate and collaborate. The company has market cap of 566.12 million GBP. The Company’s divisions include Networks & Applications, Wireless & Service Positioning and Service Assurance. It currently has negative earnings. The Networks & Applications segment develops solutions for functional, performance and security testing of various networks and applications that simulate real-world conditions in the lab, before a commercial launch.

About 39,325 shares traded. Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) has 0.00% since October 18, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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