Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) was upgraded by investment analysts at Barclays from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report issued on Friday.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. BidaskClub cut Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. UBS restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.14.

Shares of Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at $31.22 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.96. Vodafone Group has a 1 year low of $24.31 and a 1 year high of $31.31.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 13.8% in the second quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 440 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 21.0% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $127,000 after purchasing an additional 768 shares in the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 387.8% in the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 3,700 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new position in Vodafone Group in the third quarter worth $151,000. Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 9.5% in the second quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,494 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 476 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 10.24% of the company’s stock.

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About Vodafone Group

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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