Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

VOD has been the topic of several other research reports. Barclays PLC restated a buy rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Sunday, December 11th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. BNP Paribas downgraded Vodafone Group PLC from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, November 21st. Finally, Argus assumed coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. They set a hold rating for the company. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $30.35.

Analyst Recommendations for Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at 26.65 on Tuesday. Vodafone Group PLC has a 1-year low of $24.17 and a 1-year high of $34.70. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $0.00 and its 200 day moving average is $0.00.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of VOD. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD increased its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 7.0% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 23,474,587 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $684,284,000 after buying an additional 1,526,590 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 26.3% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 12,976,510 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $378,265,000 after buying an additional 2,700,640 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 6.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 8,345,324 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $257,787,000 after buying an additional 531,609 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 27.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,799,564 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $227,357,000 after buying an additional 1,665,847 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cambiar Investors LLC increased its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 10.7% in the second quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 7,732,953 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $238,871,000 after buying an additional 749,822 shares in the last quarter. 10.13% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

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