MML Investors Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 21.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 81,652 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,301 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $2,346,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. TIAA FSB bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the 2nd quarter valued at about $422,000. ETRADE Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 168,419 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $4,839,000 after acquiring an additional 433 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 3,181,273 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $91,399,000 after acquiring an additional 205,667 shares during the last quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 16.4% during the 2nd quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd. now owns 928,107 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $26,665,000 after acquiring an additional 130,938 shares during the last quarter. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 73,784 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $2,119,000 after acquiring an additional 3,581 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 10.21% of the company’s stock.

VOD has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Argus upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Standpoint Research cut Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.64.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) traded up 0.31% during trading on Friday, reaching $28.71. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 470,584 shares. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12-month low of $24.17 and a 12-month high of $30.39.

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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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