Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Stake Boosted by CAPROCK Group Inc.

CAPROCK Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 27.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 43,133 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,262 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $1,404,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its position in Vodafone Group by 4.7% in 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 buying an additional 1,121,862 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership raised its position in Vodafone Group by 47.8% in the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 3,013,916 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $86,590,000 after buying an additional 975,277 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in Vodafone Group by 153.7% in the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 819,323 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $23,318,000 after buying an additional 496,431 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Vodafone Group by 9.0% in 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 buying an additional 467,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Vodafone Group by 5.3% in 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 buying an additional 386,931 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.23% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Raymond James Financial raised Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.14.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ VOD) traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $32.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,375,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,619,510. The firm has a market cap of $83,820.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -85.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.27 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 company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

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 dividend of $0.5642 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -302.63%.

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

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