First Financial Corp IN lowered its stake in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 6.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 17,562 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 1,170 shares during the period. First Financial Corp IN’s holdings in Vodafone Group Plc were worth $464,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 29.3% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 293,947 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $8,569,000 after buying an additional 66,680 shares during the period. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 7.2% in the third quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL now owns 8,142 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $239,000 after buying an additional 544 shares during the period. Security National Trust Co. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 4.9% in the third quarter. Security National Trust Co. now owns 4,195 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 195 shares during the period. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC bought a new stake in Vodafone Group Plc during the third quarter valued at $516,000. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc by 33.2% in the third quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 16,395 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $478,000 after buying an additional 4,090 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 9.59% of the company’s stock.

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

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) traded up 0.23% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $26.05. 2,548,612 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $25.92 and a 200 day moving average price of $25.98. The company’s market cap is $72.71 billion. Vodafone Group Plc has a 52-week low of $24.17 and a 52-week high of $34.70.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on VOD shares. Standpoint Research started coverage on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. They set an “accumulate” rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded shares of Vodafone Group Plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc cut shares of Vodafone Group Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.35.

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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