Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Shares Bought by Keystone Financial Group

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Keystone Financial Group increased its stake in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 3.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,831 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 603 shares during the quarter. Keystone Financial Group’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $324,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VOD. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 277.2% in the first quarter. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora now owns 1,339 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 984 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 282.3% in the first quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 1,380 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 1,019 shares during the last quarter. Sontag Advisory LLC bought a new position in Vodafone Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $26,000. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 168.7% in the fourth quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 1,814 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $35,000 after acquiring an additional 1,139 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group by 881.1% in the first quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 2,227 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $40,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. 8.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on VOD shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 26th. Kepler Capital Markets raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 28th. Bank of America raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, BNP Paribas reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Friday, March 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.13.

Shares of NASDAQ VOD opened at $15.87 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $42.33 billion, a PE ratio of 26.45, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.73. Vodafone Group Plc has a twelve month low of $15.80 and a twelve month high of $27.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.

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About Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The company's consumer products include mobile services, such as call, text, and data; broadband; television offerings and voice; mobile money services through M-pesa; Giga TV, an advanced digital service; and converged communication solutions, such as GigaKombi, Vodafone One Net Enterprise, Vodafone One, and Vodafone Meet Anywhere.

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