Comerica Securities Inc. grew its position in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 6.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,723 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,724 shares during the period. Comerica Securities Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $827,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VOD. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 45.4% in the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 342,067 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $9,041,000 after acquiring an additional 106,867 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 6.7% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,705,320 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $71,501,000 after acquiring an additional 168,990 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 13.1% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 137,067 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $3,624,000 after acquiring an additional 15,828 shares during the last quarter. Tdam USA Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 2.4% in the 1st quarter. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 464,079 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $12,266,000 after acquiring an additional 10,769 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wedbush Securities Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 1.9% in the 1st quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 30,950 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $818,000 after acquiring an additional 570 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 10.21% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) traded down 0.752% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $28.375. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,011,497 shares. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12 month low of $24.17 and a 12 month high of $30.39. The firm’s market cap is $75.54 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $29.02 and its 200 day moving average is $27.93.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on VOD shares. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Argus raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. Standpoint Research lowered Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd began coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday, July 14th. They set an “add” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.64.

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

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