Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) is Westwood Global Investments LLC’s 8th Largest Position

Westwood Global Investments LLC boosted its holdings in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 1.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 383,903 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,635 shares during the period. Vodafone Group comprises about 0.9% of Westwood Global Investments LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. Westwood Global Investments LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $12,247,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 0.3% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 41,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $1,196,000 after buying an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 975.0% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 118,255 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $3,398,000 after buying an additional 107,255 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 3,780.4% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 280,088 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $8,047,000 after buying an additional 272,870 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 21.0% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,433 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 768 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 2.8% during the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 18,781 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $540,000 after buying an additional 514 shares during the last quarter. 10.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at $28.36 on Friday. Vodafone Group Plc has a 52-week low of $24.97 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.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Numis Securities upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from an “add” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America restated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.26 price target on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.32.

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About Vodafone Group

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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