20,381 Shares in Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) Purchased by Marshall Wace North America L.P.

Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 20,381 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $591,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 90.8% during 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 during the period. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 4.5% during the first quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 16,976,277 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $448,683,000 after acquiring an additional 725,117 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 21.9% during 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 during the period. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT lifted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 8.9% during the first quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 6,620,681 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $174,985,000 after acquiring an additional 540,617 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC by 65.9% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,789,369 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $153,013,000 after acquiring an additional 2,299,529 shares during the period. 10.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC cut Vodafone Group PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Bank of America Corporation raised Vodafone Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd assumed coverage on Vodafone Group PLC in a research note on Friday, July 14th. They issued an “add” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Vodafone Group PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.64.

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Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ VOD) opened at 28.88 on Wednesday. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12 month low of $24.17 and a 12 month high of $30.39. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $29.06 and a 200-day moving average price of $27.90. The firm’s market capitalization is $76.88 billion.

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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

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