Texas Yale Capital Corp. increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 5.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 40,558 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,005 shares during the quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $1,294,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Vodafone Group by 4.6% in the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 25,957,027 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $828,029,000 after acquiring an additional 1,132,546 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Vodafone Group by 5.3% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,630,584 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $217,166,000 after acquiring an additional 386,931 shares during the period. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY boosted its holdings in Vodafone Group by 58.2% in the 4th quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY now owns 3,900,428 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $124,424,000 after acquiring an additional 1,434,846 shares during the period. Hamlin Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Vodafone Group by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Hamlin Capital Management LLC now owns 3,077,083 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $87,574,000 after acquiring an additional 10,034 shares during the period. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Vodafone Group by 15.7% in the 4th quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 2,702,113 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $86,197,000 after acquiring an additional 367,586 shares during the period. 10.36% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

VOD has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Barclays upgraded Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, November 17th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Raymond James Financial upgraded Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Vodafone Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.32.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at $28.45 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $74,620.00, a P/E ratio of -74.87, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.96. Vodafone Group Plc has a one year low of $24.68 and a one year high of $32.75.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th were paid a dividend of $0.5642 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -455.26%.

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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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