Fmr LLC cut its stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 41.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,399,100 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 2,390,269 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned about 0.13% of Vodafone Group PLC worth $97,657,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 90.8% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 23,702,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $680,976,000 after acquiring an additional 11,281,706 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.9% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 11,370,690 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $300,528,000 after acquiring an additional 2,044,315 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 5.4% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 9,620,051 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $276,384,000 after acquiring an additional 492,968 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 8,534.1% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,340,342 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $114,716,000 after acquiring an additional 4,290,072 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,244,439 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $93,255,000 after acquiring an additional 569,025 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 10.21% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating on the stock. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.52.

Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at 28.59 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $28.56 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.32. The company’s market capitalization is $76.11 billion. Vodafone Group PLC has a one year low of $24.17 and a one year high of $30.39.

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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