Howland Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 243,624 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 6,443 shares during the period. Howland Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $7,102,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. MSI Financial Services Inc raised its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 9.6% in the third quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc now owns 24,950 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $727,000 after buying an additional 2,188 shares during the period. Prospera Financial Services Inc raised its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 50.0% in the third quarter. Prospera Financial Services Inc now owns 13,651 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $398,000 after buying an additional 4,549 shares during the period. Genesee Valley Trust Co. raised its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.6% in the third quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 23,589 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $688,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the third quarter worth approximately $391,000. Finally, Atria Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the third quarter worth approximately $387,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 10.15% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) traded down 2.62% during trading on Monday, hitting $24.53. The stock had a trading volume of 8,429,422 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $0.00 and a 200-day moving average price of $0.00. Vodafone Group PLC has a one year low of $24.51 and a one year high of $34.70.

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A number of research firms have recently issued reports on VOD. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Sunday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Finally, HSBC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.52.

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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