Trust Co. of Vermont raised its stake in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 22.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 56,024 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 10,388 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Vermont’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $1,610,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 68.6% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,862 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 1,571 shares in the last quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 239.5% in the first quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 4,217 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 2,975 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 4.2% in the first quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 4,956 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Washington Trust Bank increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 26.2% in the first quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 5,011 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 1,040 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 9.9% in the first quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,018 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 452 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 10.87% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) opened at 29.81 on Monday. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12 month low of $24.17 and a 12 month high of $31.69. The company’s market capitalization is $79.36 billion.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Friday, June 9th were given a $1.1234 dividend. This is an increase 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%.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on VOD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Argus raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, June 12th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Standpoint Research downgraded shares of Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group PLC currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.33.

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.

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

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