CAPROCK Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 27.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 43,133 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,262 shares during the quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $1,404,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 13.8% during the 2nd quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 440 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $127,000 after acquiring an additional 768 shares during the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 387.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,000 after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares during the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vodafone Group during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $151,000. Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 9.5% during the 2nd quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,494 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $158,000 after acquiring an additional 476 shares during the last quarter. 10.23% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Raymond James Financial raised Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Vodafone Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ VOD) traded up $0.40 on Wednesday, reaching $32.33. The company had a trading volume of 3,375,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,619,510. The company has a market cap of $83,820.00, a P/E ratio of -85.08, a PEG ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 0.94. Vodafone Group Plc has a twelve month low of $24.31 and a twelve month high of $32.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a $0.5642 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a yield of 3.68%. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -302.63%.

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Vodafone Group 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 (NASDAQ:VOD)

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