Bristol Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 77.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 90,200 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 39,400 shares during the period. Vodafone Group comprises about 1.8% of Bristol Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest position. Bristol Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $2,877,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 13.8% during the second quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 440 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 21.0% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $127,000 after purchasing an additional 768 shares during the period. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 387.8% during the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 3,700 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group during the third quarter worth approximately $151,000. Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 9.5% during the second quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,494 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 476 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 10.23% of the company’s stock.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) traded up $0.49 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $31.93. 2,415,228 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,490,337. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95. Vodafone Group Plc has a 12-month low of $24.31 and a 12-month high of $32.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $83,250.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -86.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.94.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.5642 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. Vodafone Group’s payout ratio is -310.81%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Barclays upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

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About Vodafone Group

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

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