Clean Yield Group boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 6.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 171,265 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 10,590 shares during the period. Vodafone Group PLC accounts for approximately 2.1% of Clean Yield Group’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Clean Yield Group’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $4,984,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in VOD. CORDA Investment Management LLC. raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 7.6% in the first quarter. CORDA Investment Management LLC. now owns 662,097 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $17,499,000 after buying an additional 46,875 shares during the period. M Holdings Securities Inc. raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 17.2% in the fourth quarter. M Holdings Securities Inc. now owns 19,237 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $470,000 after buying an additional 2,828 shares during the last quarter. Beech Hill Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Vodafone Group PLC during the first quarter worth $3,715,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 17.9% in the first quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 94,405 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,495,000 after buying an additional 14,317 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 123.8% in the first quarter. Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A now owns 9,154 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $242,000 after buying an additional 5,064 shares during the last quarter. 10.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) opened at 29.00 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $29.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $27.32. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12 month low of $24.17 and a 12 month high of $31.69. The company’s market cap is $77.20 billion.
The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Friday, June 9th were given a dividend of $1.1234 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 7th. This is an increase from Vodafone Group PLC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.56. This represents a yield of 7.74%.
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VOD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Standpoint Research lowered Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 1st. 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 note on Monday, June 12th. Numis Securities Ltd began coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays PLC downgraded Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group PLC presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.64.
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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