Schulhoff & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 53,938 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $1,549,000.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 162,766 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $3,975,000 after buying an additional 10,302 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 337,808 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $8,928,000 after buying an additional 60,341 shares in the last quarter. First Manhattan Co. increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 9.4% in the first quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 36,897 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $1,075,000 after buying an additional 3,166 shares in the last quarter. Hamlin Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 36.1% in the first quarter. Hamlin Capital Management LLC now owns 3,031,981 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $80,135,000 after buying an additional 804,445 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hennessy Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the first quarter valued at $5,542,000. Institutional investors own 10.83% of the company’s stock.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) traded up 0.49% on Friday, hitting $28.71. 1,998,184 shares of the company were exchanged. Vodafone Group PLC has a one year low of $24.17 and a one year high of $31.12.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on VOD shares. 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 on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Barclays PLC cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Standpoint Research cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from an “accumulate” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently 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.

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

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