Westport Asset Management Inc. continued to hold its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,585 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Westport Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $275,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in VOD. 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 during 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 during 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 during 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 during 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 during the last quarter. 10.83% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) opened at 28.56 on Friday. Vodafone Group PLC has a 52 week low of $24.17 and a 52 week high of $31.67.

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Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC downgraded Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, May 19th. BidaskClub upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, 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. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.64.

Vodafone Group PLC Company Profile

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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