Sigma Planning Corp raised its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 12.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 18,262 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 1,972 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $525,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in VOD. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 90.8% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 23,702,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $680,976,000 after buying an additional 11,281,706 shares during the last quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 4.5% in the first quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 16,976,277 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $448,683,000 after buying an additional 725,117 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 21.9% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 11,370,690 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $300,528,000 after buying an additional 2,044,315 shares during the last quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT boosted its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 8.9% in the first quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 6,620,681 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $174,985,000 after buying an additional 540,617 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 65.9% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,789,369 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $153,013,000 after buying an additional 2,299,529 shares during the last quarter. 10.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) opened at 29.29 on Tuesday. Vodafone Group PLC has a one year low of $24.17 and a one year high of $31.69.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th were given a dividend of $1.1234 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 7.74%. This is an increase from Vodafone Group PLC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.56.

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Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC cut Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Bank of America Corporation raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, July 14th. They set an “add” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.64.

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

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