Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership lifted its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 47.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,013,916 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 975,277 shares during the quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership’s holdings in Vodafone Group PLC were worth $86,590,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of VOD. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 541.0% during the 1st quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 9,038 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $239,000 after purchasing an additional 7,628 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 1.5% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 24,397 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $645,000 after purchasing an additional 354 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 28.4% during the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 119,290 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,153,000 after purchasing an additional 26,349 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 65.9% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,789,369 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $153,013,000 after purchasing an additional 2,299,529 shares during the period. Finally, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 17.6% during the 1st quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 462,161 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $12,215,000 after purchasing an additional 69,203 shares during the period. 10.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) traded down 0.28% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $28.07. 2,472,479 shares of the company traded hands. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12-month low of $24.17 and a 12-month high of $30.39.

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Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Vodafone Group PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.52.

Vodafone Group PLC 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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