Westwood Holdings Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,955 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Westwood Holdings Group Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $286,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 13.8% in the second quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $104,000 after purchasing an additional 440 shares in the last quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 9.9% in the first quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,018 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $133,000 after purchasing an additional 452 shares in the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 387.8% in the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 3,700 shares in the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Vodafone Group PLC in the first quarter valued at approximately $147,000. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Vodafone Group PLC in the second quarter valued at approximately $161,000. 10.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) traded down 0.24% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $28.92. 229,255 shares of the stock traded hands. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52 week low of $24.17 and a 52 week high of $30.39.

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Several brokerages have commented on VOD. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.52.

About Vodafone Group PLC

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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