Commonwealth Equity Services LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group Public Limited (NASDAQ:VOD – Free Report) by 13.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 463,775 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 53,568 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group Public were worth $5,120,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in Vodafone Group Public by 6,163.0% during the 1st quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,768,805 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $30,568,000 after acquiring an additional 2,724,596 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Vodafone Group Public by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 35,173 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $388,000 after acquiring an additional 940 shares during the period. Legacy Capital Group California Inc. acquired a new stake in Vodafone Group Public during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $173,000. Scotia Capital Inc. lifted its stake in Vodafone Group Public by 11.6% during the 1st quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 83,430 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $921,000 after acquiring an additional 8,675 shares during the period. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC lifted its stake in Vodafone Group Public by 78.4% during the 1st quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 44,267 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $489,000 after acquiring an additional 19,453 shares during the period. 7.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
Several analysts have commented on the stock. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Vodafone Group Public from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. StockNews.com started coverage on shares of Vodafone Group Public in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Vodafone Group Public has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $132.00.
Vodafone Group Public Price Performance
Shares of NASDAQ VOD opened at $9.31 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $25.20 billion, a PE ratio of 8.95, a PEG ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 0.79. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $9.36 and a 200 day moving average of $10.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 0.89. Vodafone Group Public Limited has a one year low of $8.93 and a one year high of $13.30.
Vodafone Group Public Company Profile
Vodafone Group Public Limited Company provides telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. It offers mobile connectivity services comprising end-to-end services for mobile voice and data, messaging, device management, BYOx, and telecoms management, as well as professional and consulting services; and fixed line connectivity, such as fixed voice and data, broadband, software-defined networks, managed WAN, LAN, ethernet, and satellite; and financial services, as well as business and merchant services.
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