Equities research analysts at Argus started coverage on shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) in a research report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage set a “hold” rating on the cell phone carrier’s stock.

VOD has been the subject of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research note on Friday, September 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research note on Sunday, August 14th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research note on Friday, May 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.52.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at 29.87 on Tuesday. Vodafone Group Plc has a one year low of $27.92 and a one year high of $34.70. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $30.63 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.57. The firm’s market capitalization is $79.33 billion.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 46.9% in the first quarter. Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL now owns 12,096 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $388,000 after buying an additional 3,861 shares during the period. First Manhattan Co. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 13.0% in the first quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 42,132 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,350,000 after buying an additional 4,849 shares during the period. Douglas Lane & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Vodafone Group Plc during the first quarter worth approximately $4,116,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 188.6% in the first quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 46,848 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,501,000 after buying an additional 30,615 shares during the period. Finally, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 81.4% in the first quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC now owns 24,249 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $777,000 after buying an additional 10,884 shares during the period.

Vodafone Group Plc Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe.

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