Aviance Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 6.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 803,936 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 45,746 shares during the quarter. Vodafone Group PLC accounts for 1.4% of Aviance Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Aviance Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $23,097,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Diversified Trust Co lifted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.4% during the second quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 8,525 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $245,000 after purchasing an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 41,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $1,196,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the period. HPM Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 12,498 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $359,000 after purchasing an additional 180 shares during the period. AlphaMark Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 9,184 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $264,000 after purchasing an additional 220 shares during the period. Finally, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 6,137 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $182,000 after purchasing an additional 241 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.21% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VOD. Bank of America Corporation raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Argus raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.64.

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded down 0.53% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $28.31. 1,213,686 shares of the company traded hands. Vodafone Group PLC has a one year low of $24.17 and a one year high of $30.39.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

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