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  • Sell Vodacom today as its 3-month long rally stalls
  • Vodacom released interim results yesterday, and it isn't enough to see it push through the critical resistance level above R136.50. Headline earnings per share came in at R4.60 (half year), which is below the full year 2020 consensus expectation of R9.61. Vodacom will have to do very well in the remaining period to achieve consensus and not disappoint investors. SA reported mobile service ... ››› more
  • [12 November 2019]
  • These two stocks could also be victims of the #Feesmustfall movement
  • I'm not about to go into a political rant about the violence on university campuses or about the pros and cons of having free higher education for all. No. What I want to talk about is the newest campaign that just happened - on the back of #FeesMustFall. It's called #DataFeesMustFall! Thousands of people are unhappy with the data fees they're being charged by South African cell phone ... ››› more
  • [21 September 2016]
  • Vodacom, MTN or Telkom - Which investment is delivering better returns?
  • South Africa's telecommunications investments have been quite exciting to watch over the last year. Massive fines, reshuffling of executives and new developments and products across the industry have left some investors confused as to which telecommunications shares to invest in. So let's take a quick look at MTN, Vodacom and Telkom and see which investment has performed better in the last yea... ››› more
  • [25 July 2016]
  • One man pockets R21.8 million for Vodacom's decent performance
  • Since the markets opened on 4 January 2016, Vodacom's share price has increased nearly 6%. Its closest rival, MTN's share price fell nearly 5% since the markets opened. Telkom on the other hand has proved that it's less than worthy down nearly 11% over the same time frame. But there's one man that's smiling all the way to the bank. That's Vodacom's CEO Shameel Joosub... Vodacom pa... ››› more
  • [21 June 2016]
  • 3 CFD strategies to help you trade a volatile market…
  • Last week, we published the kind of recommendation I prefer not to put into the public domain. • First, it was a short-recommendation. • Second it was a short-recommendation on an established, stable and, what most people would consider, blue-chip company. • Third, it used a fairly advanced trading instrument that's often misunderstood by the general public. But, in spite of these ... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • I only publish a short/sell idea once in a blue moon
  • Gary Booysen, Rand Swiss Portfolio manager, and professional trader, has just uncovered a powerful short-term short-trading profit opportunity for you in South Africa's telecoms sector. If you're interested in taking on the risks involved with shorting geared trading instruments - in exchange for the massive gains up for grabs - then you will want to read on for Gary's full technical analysis on t... ››› more
  • [12 May 2016]
  • The one Top 40 stock you must leave alone right now
  • The South African telecoms sector hasn't fared so well in 2015. Companies such as MTN, Vodacom and Telkom haven't lived up to investor's expectations so far. These companies continue to face tough market conditions, job cuts and slow growth. However, a couple weeks ago in my article "There's a trading war between two telecoms giants", I mentioned that the Vodacom-Neotel deal would be an... ››› more
  • [29 July 2015]
  • Shares in Vodacom rally higher as the company boosts revenue
  • Earlier today, Vodacom Group released its quarterly update to the end of June. The mobile communications giant surprised with an ample rise in earnings over the three month period. Shares in Vodacom are trading higher today as a result. Let's take a closer look at what the company revealed in its quarterly update… Vodacom posts a 7% rise in revenue Vodacom [JSE:VOD] reported a ... ››› more
  • [23 July 2015]
  • The government sells its stake in Vodacom for a 10% discount
  • This morning, the National Treasury announced that the government has sold its stake in wireless operator Vodacom. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) purchased the shares at a significant discount. The government sold the holding to raise money for cash-strapped Eskom. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The government sells its 13.91% stake in Vodacom to the PIC ... ››› more
  • [02 July 2015]
  • About the company: Vodacom Group Ltd [JSE:VOD]
  • Founded in 1994, Vodacom Group is a mobile telecommunications company. The company is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies… Full name: Vodacom Group Limited Short name: Vodacom Ticker: VOD Sector: Telecommunications – mobile telecommunications Five top facts about Vodacom Fact #1: Vodacom Group employs about 7,200 people who help to provide the company’s ... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Vodacom posts a drop in revenue as lower tariffs and competition weigh
  • Earlier today, Vodacom Group released its quarterly update to the end of December. The telecoms operator is feeling the pressure of reduced mobile termination rates (MTRs) and increased competition from its rivals. This dented revenue for the quarter. Let's take a closer look at what Vodacom revealed… Vodacom says revenue fell 1.1% over the three-months to the end of 2014 Vodacom ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2015]
  • Shares in Vodacom slide nearly 6% as the mobile giant cuts its earnings forecast
  • Earlier today, Vodacom Group Ltd released its results for the six-months to the end of September. The mobile phone provider showed that it's feeling the knock-on effects of cuts to mobile termination rates (MTRs). This led Vodacom to cut its earnings forecast. Shares in the company fell sharply on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed… Vodacom blames a cu... ››› more
  • [10 November 2014]
  • ICASA reveals a new pricing proposal for mobile termination rates
  • Earlier this year, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced hefty cuts to the current mobile termination rates (MTRs). MTRs are the rates that mobile phone operators charge competitors to use their networks. Vodacom and MTN took the ICASA to court over the matter. Even though the court said that the ICASA hadn't followed the correct pricing process, it allo... ››› more
  • [05 September 2014]
  • Vodacom hones in on data as it plans to buy Neotel
  • Earlier today, Vodacom released its provisional results for the full-year to the end of March. And the wireless operator also announced that it's set to buy Neotel in a R7 billion deal. This will see Vodacom extending its data offering to customers. Let's take a closer look at what Vodacom's results revealed and what the new deal means… Vodacom’s headline earnings per shares grew 2.8% F... ››› more
  • [19 May 2014]
  • Nashua Mobile enters a R2.2 billion deal with MTN and Vodacom to sell its subscriber bases
  • On Friday, it emerged that Nashua Mobile will sell its MTN and Vodacom bases to the respective mobile operators. The decision came as major stakeholder in Nashua, Reunert, deems the bases unprofitable over the long-term. Let's take a closer look at what this means… ****************************************************** Get a 72 hour head-start on everyone else… Let TV show pundits, blogs... ››› more
  • [14 April 2014]
  • A court rules on MTN and Vodacom's fight against ICASA's rate cuts
  • Yesterday afternoon, a court ruled that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) can go ahead with its planned cuts to mobile termination rates [MTR]. This is in spite of the court finding them “unlawful and invalid”. This follows MTN and Vodacom taking the regulator to court over its plan to cut MTRs. At the end of January, ICASA announced it was slashing the fees char... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • Will Facebook destroy Vodacom's profits?
  • Facebook just paid a colossal $19 billion for the smartphone-messaging application company WhatsApp. Some people say this move is a threat to the big mobile players of Vodacom, MTN and the like. That's because straight after the purchase, WhatsApp said it will add voice calls to its product within the next four months. This means there's a danger that WhatsApp's improved application will st... ››› more
  • [06 March 2014]
  • Telkom boss hits out at MTN and Vodacom over fighting rate cuts
  • The CEO of Telkom Sipho Maseko has criticised MTN and Vodacom over their moves to try and stop the lowering of mobile termination rates. In full page advertisements in the Sunday papers, Mr Maseko says MTN and Vodacom are standing in the way of what's best for South Africa. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Telkom’s CEO published an open letter to bosses of MTN and Vodacom The ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2014]
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