Webster Bank N. A. cut its position in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 20.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 39,362 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 10,049 shares during the period. Webster Bank N. A.’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $1,131,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC raised its stake in 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 period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. boosted its position 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 worth $131,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.8% in the first quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 25,095 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $663,000 after buying an additional 204 shares during the last quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 1.7% in the first quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc now owns 15,457 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $409,000 after buying an additional 257 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co boosted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Trust Co now owns 37,139 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $908,000 after buying an additional 282 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 10.87% of the company’s stock.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) traded up 0.13% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $29.81. 3,099,701 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52-week low of $24.17 and a 52-week high of $31.69. The stock’s market capitalization is $79.36 billion.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th were issued a $1.1234 dividend. This is an increase from Vodafone Group PLC’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.56. This represents a dividend yield of 7.74%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 7th.

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Several analysts have recently issued reports on VOD shares. Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Argus raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the 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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