Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 13.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 126,393 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 15,281 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $3,685,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in VOD. Intrust Bank NA raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 1.4% in the third quarter. Intrust Bank NA now owns 54,514 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,589,000 after buying an additional 732 shares in the last quarter. Sandy Spring Bank raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 1.6% in the third quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 28,553 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $832,000 after buying an additional 445 shares in the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 33.1% in the third quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 26,412 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $770,000 after buying an additional 6,567 shares in the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 1,342.1% in the third quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 123,548 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,601,000 after buying an additional 114,981 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 12.4% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 182,896 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $5,331,000 after buying an additional 20,133 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.15% of the company’s stock.

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

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) traded down 0.20% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $24.44. The company had a trading volume of 8,208,904 shares. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52 week low of $24.44 and a 52 week high of $34.70. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $0.00 and a 200-day moving average price of $0.00.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on VOD. BNP Paribas downgraded Vodafone Group PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 21st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. Finally, Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group PLC presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price 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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