31.58% to Target, Deutsche Bank Reconfirms “Buy” Rating for Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) Stock; Last Week Fred’s, Inc. (FRED) Coverage

November 15, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

In analysts note issued on Wednesday, 15 November, Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) stock “Buy” was maintained at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a GBX 300.00 target on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target would suggest a potential upside of 31.58% from the company’s last stock close price.

Among 6 analysts covering Fred’s (NASDAQ:FRED), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Fred’s had 16 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti downgraded the shares of FRED in report on Tuesday, December 20 to “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Wednesday, November 25 with “Neutral”. Stephens downgraded Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) on Friday, August 7 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Stephens on Monday, August 10. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 16 by SunTrust. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 7 by Sidoti. The stock of Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Deutsche Bank. Stephens downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, August 31 report. See Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) latest ratings:

16/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $7.0 Maintain
24/08/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $6.0 Initiate
29/06/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $16 New Target: $8 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.67, from 1.63 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 27 investors sold Fred’s, Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 37.37 million shares or 2.04% less from 38.15 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Schwab Charles Mngmt has invested 0% in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED). Tiaa Cref Lc owns 0% invested in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) for 213,449 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 0.01% in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED). State Common Retirement Fund reported 0% stake. Ameritas holds 2,753 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsrs accumulated 29,182 shares. 25,520 are owned by Capstone Asset Mngmt Company. Qs Investors Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 33 shares in its portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement System holds 0% of its portfolio in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) for 85,806 shares. Symons Cap Mgmt Incorporated owns 39,940 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. The Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0% in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% or 20,099 shares. Invesco Ltd invested in 98,593 shares or 0% of the stock. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 9,866 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0% of its portfolio in Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED).

The stock increased 3.46% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $5.08. About shares traded. Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) has risen 3.21% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.49% the S&P500.

Fred’s, Inc. is engaged in the sale of general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies. The company has market cap of $193.43 million. The Firm sells general merchandise to its over 20 franchisees. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm has approximately 660 retail stores, over 370 pharmacies, and approximately three specialty pharmacy facilities located in over 15 states mainly in the Southeastern United States.

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 242.88’s average target is 5.83% above currents GBX 229.5 stock price. Vodafone Group PLC had 310 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) earned “Buy” rating by Beaufort Securities on Thursday, December 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Thursday, April 7. Beaufort Securities maintained Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) on Monday, September 26 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 17 by Deutsche Bank. Numis Securities maintained it with “Add” rating and GBX 250 target in Monday, October 2 report. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 270 target in Wednesday, October 28 report. The stock of Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, November 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and GBX 260 target in Monday, February 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, November 11, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

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