Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 8,000 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $228,000.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 4.7% during the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 24,824,481 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $706,505,000 after purchasing an additional 1,121,862 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 9,620,051 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $276,384,000 after purchasing an additional 492,968 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 5.3% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,630,584 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $217,166,000 after purchasing an additional 386,931 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 5,641,400 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $162,077,000 after purchasing an additional 467,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Vodafone Group by 21.3% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,244,439 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $93,255,000 after purchasing an additional 569,025 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 10.24% of the company’s stock.

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) opened at $31.07 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Vodafone Group PLC has a fifty-two week low of $24.31 and a fifty-two week high of $31.54.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.5642 per share. This represents a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd.

A number of brokerages have commented on VOD. UBS restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Barclays raised shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. One equities research 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. Vodafone Group has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

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Vodafone Group 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 (NASDAQ:VOD)

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