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Vodafone Group plc (VOD)

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:55 AM
    More on MetroPCS (PCS): Q2 earnings missed the mark as margins declined on higher costs and a sharp slowdown in subscriber growth. New customer growth was the lowest in nearly 2 years as the pre-paid wireless provider tries to remain relevant in a market dominated by Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD)and AT&T (T). Shares -16.5% premarket.
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 10:05 AM
    The Spanish government announces a spectrum auction raised $2.61B, with divisions of European wireless giants Telefonica (TEF), Vodafone (VOD), and France Telecom (FTE) proving the largest buyers. The relatively modest sale price for the spectrum is a positive sign for European carriers as they prepare to build out 4G networks.
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  • Jul. 29, 2011, 4:20 PM
    While Vodafone (VOD +4.6%) is seen as the big winner in Verizon Wireless' decision to pay a $10B dividend, Verizon (VZ -1%) proper will benefit as well. With Verizon's wireline division generating little cash as its local phone business steadily declines, it needs its share of the payoff to keep paying its quarterly dividend to shareholders.
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  • Jul. 29, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: AHCI +56%. SIFY +15%. EVEP +10%. FCEL +6%. YHOO +4%. VOD +4%. AXL +4%. CHK +3%.
    Losers: VPRT -37%. STEC -36%. MILL -20%. AGP -16%. CTCT -16%. NXPI -11%. MMI -6%. IRE -6%. LVLT -3%. S -3%.
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  • Jul. 28, 2011, 5:48 PM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) declares a $10B special distribution. Verizon shareholders - a 55% owner in the joint partnership - will receive $5.5B to be paid on January 31, 2012. Vodafone will receive $4.5B, and has declared a £2B special dividend payable to its shareholders as well. VZ +0.8%, VOD +5% AH.
  • Jul. 28, 2011, 8:40 AM
    Vodafone (VOD) and Facebook team up to release the 555 Blue, a 2.5G smartphone for developing markets. It comes with a qwerty keyboard and an OS that puts Facebook at the heart of the device. The phone is expected to retail for around $100 – a crucial price for mass-market adoption.
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  • Jul. 22, 2011, 7:05 AM
    Vodafone (VOD +1.6%) issues upside Q1 revenue guidance of £11.659B vs. consensus of £11.54B. Q1 trading was "consistent with management's expectations, with a resilient performance in northern Europe and good momentum in our emerging markets. The Group therefore confirms its guidance for the current financial year." (PR)
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 2:22 PM
    Flurry Analytics believes the Verizon (VZ, VOD) iPhone and the iPad's popularity have halted Android's momentum with app developers: only 28% of "new project starts" for iOS and Android involved the latter in Q2, compared with 36% in Q1. However, this drop could also be due to developers finding it harder to profit from Android.
  • Jul. 13, 2011, 10:00 AM
    Only 8 months after it began offering 4G service, Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) will cover its 100th market next week. With a few 4G phones also available (and more coming), Verizon is opening a major lead in 4G relative to AT&T (T), which will begin offering service in just 5 cities this summer, and only via a laptop card and Wi-Fi hotspot.
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  • Jul. 6, 2011, 8:28 AM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ -1.5%, VOD) pulls the plug on unlimited data plans, an option it had put in place at least partially to encourage more AT&T (T) subscribers to defect. As consumers gobble up more bandwidth, carriers are starting to realize that all-you-can eat isn't feasible.
  • Jul. 5, 2011, 7:59 AM
    The European Commission is tomorrow expected to announce plans to limit data roaming fees to €0.90 ($1.31) per megabyte from next July vs. as much as €2.60/MB today, due to  "the underlying lack of competition." Vodafone (VOD), Telefonica (TEF) and Orange (FTE) are among those to be hit.
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  • Jun. 30, 2011, 8:40 AM
    Vodafone (VOD -1.5%) could receive an annual dividend of up to $5.5B from its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless beginning next year, CFO Andy Halford said yesterday. The cash would come from money Verizon has been using for debt repayments, which are due to end this year.
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  • Jun. 29, 2011, 10:40 AM
    Spain holds its first wireless-spectrum auction, hoping to raise €2B it can use to pay down some debt. Telefonica (TFE), Vodafone (VOD), and France Telecom (FTE) are among the companies bidding on 58 blocks. The bids are in by now, but results won't be known for about two weeks.
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  • Jun. 16, 2011, 1:35 PM
    Wireless spectrum in the U.S. is so limited - and Americans' appetite for bulky media like video so voracious - that wireless broadband won't be truly able to handle it "for a long time to come," says Motorola Mobility's (MMI +2.3%) Sanjay Jha. Peak speeds of 4G networks rival wireline, but the standard broadband provided to homes by cable companies should continue to dominate.
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  • Jun. 14, 2011, 9:54 AM
    Morningstar weeds out the 10 most widely-held high dividend-paying stocks among its 26 top-rated mutual fund managers: VOD, NSRGY.PK, LLY, GSK, TOT, BMY, MRK, PFE, ABT, PM.
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  • May. 17, 2011, 4:52 AM
    More on Vodafone's (VOD) earnings: " remain competitive and the economic environment, particularly across southern Europe, is challenging... and we expect further regulated cuts to mobile termination rates to have a negative impact of about 2.5 percentage points on service revenue growth in the 2012 financial year."
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Company Description
Vodafone Group PLC is engaged in providing voice and data communications services for all types of customers. The Company has presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific region and the United States.