Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 1.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 966,750 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,545 shares during the period. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $27,513,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 13.8% during the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.0% during the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 387.8% during the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services raised its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 9.5% during the 2nd quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,494 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 476 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $161,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 10.00% of the company’s stock.

VOD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vodafone Group PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.52.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded down $0.32 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $29.35. The stock had a trading volume of 8,388,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,827,621. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12 month low of $24.17 and a 12 month high of $30.39. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

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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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