Numis Securities Ltd started coverage on shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) in a research report report published on Friday, July 14th, Marketbeat reports. The firm issued an add rating on the cell phone carrier’s stock.
A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday, June 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a buy rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Argus upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub lowered Vodafone Group PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Standpoint Research lowered Vodafone Group PLC from an accumulate rating to a reduce rating and set a $30.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. One equities 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 assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $31.64.
Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at 29.00 on Friday. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52 week low of $24.17 and a 52 week high of $31.69.
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The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th were paid a dividend of $1.1234 per share. This is a boost from Vodafone Group PLC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.56. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 7th. This represents a yield of 7.74%.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VOD. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 162,766 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,975,000 after buying an additional 10,302 shares during the last quarter. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC now owns 20,569 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $520,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. M Holdings Securities Inc. boosted its position in shares of 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. Becker Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the fourth quarter worth about $34,857,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 501.7% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,174,260 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $28,688,000 after buying an additional 979,095 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.88% of the company’s stock.
About Vodafone Group PLC
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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