Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Vodafone Group Public (NASDAQ:VOD)

Vodafone Group Public Limited (NASDAQ:VODGet Free Report) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 108,289 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 782% compared to the typical daily volume of 12,282 call options.

Vodafone Group Public Price Performance

VOD stock opened at $9.61 on Friday. The business’s 50-day moving average is $8.92 and its 200 day moving average is $8.79. Vodafone Group Public has a 12-month low of $8.02 and a 12-month high of $10.19. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.

Vodafone Group Public Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 7th will be issued a $0.469 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 7th. This represents a yield of 9.6%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Vodafone Group Public

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Foundations Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group Public during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $88,000. International Assets Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vodafone Group Public during the 4th quarter worth $589,000. D.A. Davidson & CO. increased its position in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 131.3% during the 3rd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 176,733 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,675,000 after purchasing an additional 100,316 shares during the last quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC raised its holdings in Vodafone Group Public by 18.5% in the 3rd quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 1,027,000 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $9,736,000 after buying an additional 160,500 shares during the period. Finally, Mariner LLC lifted its position in Vodafone Group Public by 8.5% in the third quarter. Mariner LLC now owns 654,662 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $6,206,000 after buying an additional 51,532 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.84% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Separately, StockNews.com cut shares of Vodafone Group Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 27th.

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About Vodafone Group Public

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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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