Sawyer & Company Inc bought a new position in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 15,319 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of VOD. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Vodafone Group by 13.8% during the 2nd quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 3,628 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 440 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its stake in Vodafone Group by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $127,000 after acquiring an additional 768 shares in the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Vodafone Group by 387.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,654 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,000 after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new position in Vodafone Group during the 3rd quarter worth about $151,000. Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services lifted its stake in Vodafone Group by 9.5% during the 2nd quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,494 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $158,000 after acquiring an additional 476 shares in the last quarter. 10.23% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ VOD) traded down $1.01 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $31.32. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,250,101 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,404,109. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The firm has a market cap of $84,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -82.42, a P/E/G ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.94. Vodafone Group Plc has a 52 week low of $24.31 and a 52 week high of $32.75.
The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a $0.5642 dividend. This represents a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently -302.63%.
VOD has been the topic of several research reports. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Barclays raised Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.14.
Vodafone Group Company 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.
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