Thomasville National Bank increased its position in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 1.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,153 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 736 shares during the period. Thomasville National Bank’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of VOD. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Vodafone Group by 187.1% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,474,182 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $189,094,000 after purchasing an additional 7,478,112 shares during the period. Federated Hermes Inc. raised its position in Vodafone Group by 10.7% during the fourth quarter. Federated Hermes Inc. now owns 6,965,029 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $114,784,000 after purchasing an additional 671,549 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Vodafone Group by 7.6% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,692,579 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $77,333,000 after purchasing an additional 330,216 shares during the period. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 7.8% during the fourth quarter. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. now owns 2,443,591 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $40,270,000 after buying an additional 177,075 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 7.9% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,423,234 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $39,936,000 after buying an additional 176,687 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 8.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Berenberg Bank raised Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 6th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Wednesday, December 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, February 4th. Finally, HSBC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, December 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.00.

Shares of VOD opened at $18.97 on Thursday. Vodafone Group Plc has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $19.45. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $18.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $50.91 billion, a PE ratio of 30.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.97.

Vodafone Group Profile

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers.

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