Bluestein R H & Co. lowered its stake in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 26.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 25,000 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 8,954 shares during the period. Bluestein R H & Co.’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $718,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 90.8% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 23,702,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $680,976,000 after purchasing an additional 11,281,706 shares in the last quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 4.5% in the first quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 16,976,277 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $448,683,000 after purchasing an additional 725,117 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.9% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 11,370,690 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $300,528,000 after purchasing an additional 2,044,315 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 5.4% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 9,620,051 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $276,384,000 after purchasing an additional 492,968 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 65.9% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,789,369 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $153,013,000 after purchasing an additional 2,299,529 shares in the last quarter. 10.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, July 14th. They set an “add” rating for the company. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Standpoint Research lowered shares of Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company. in a report on Thursday, June 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.64.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded up 0.07% during trading on Friday, hitting $28.64. 2,090,836 shares of the stock were exchanged. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52 week low of $24.17 and a 52 week high of $30.39.

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

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