Texas Yale Capital Corp. lifted its holdings in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 5.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. 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 SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in VOD. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its holdings in Vodafone Group by 0.3% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 41,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,196,000 after buying an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its holdings in Vodafone Group by 975.0% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 118,255 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,398,000 after buying an additional 107,255 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Vodafone Group during the second quarter worth $405,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Vodafone Group by 3,780.4% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 280,088 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $8,047,000 after buying an additional 272,870 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. increased its holdings in Vodafone Group by 6.4% during the second quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. now owns 9,955 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. 10.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Barclays upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.32.
Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) traded up $0.23 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $28.98. 3,070,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,158,516. Vodafone Group Plc has a 12-month low of $24.97 and a 12-month high of $32.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $76,250.00, a P/E ratio of -74.29, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 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.
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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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