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FOREIGN VALUE: Vodafone Group
Ticker: VOD
Market cap (billions): $168.3
P/E ratio*: 29
Earnings growth**: 8%
Dividend yield: 6.3%

There has been a management shakeup at the world's No. 2 mobile phone company. Vittoio Calao will replace CEO Arun Sarin at the end of July. But investors have little reason to complain about Sarin's tenure. During his five years as head of Vodafone, earnings grew dramatically and the company's global subscribers expanded 117%.

With solid partnerships in 25 countries around the globe - including a 45% stake in Verizon Wireless in the United States - the U.K. telecom company should continue to show positive growth for the long term.

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Last updated June 20 2008: 2:35 PM ET
Criteria include low price/earnings and price/book ratios relative to competitors, rising profit margins, and accelerating earnings growth.
*Based on previous 12-months' reported earnings. **Wall Street estimates for the next three years.
Source: Zacks Investment Research
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