Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Shares Bought by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 15.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,812,050 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after purchasing an additional 246,774 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.07% of Vodafone Group worth $51,571,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VOD. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 4.7% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 24,824,481 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $706,505,000 after acquiring an additional 1,121,862 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 5.4% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 9,620,051 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $276,384,000 after acquiring an additional 492,968 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 5.3% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,630,584 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $217,166,000 after acquiring an additional 386,931 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 9.0% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 5,641,400 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $162,077,000 after acquiring an additional 467,200 shares during the period. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 21.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,244,439 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $93,255,000 after acquiring an additional 569,025 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.23% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ VOD) traded down $0.21 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $31.44. 3,305,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,490,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95. Vodafone Group Plc has a twelve month low of $24.31 and a twelve month high of $32.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $83,440.00, a P/E ratio of -84.97, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.94.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.5642 per share. 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 -310.81%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on VOD. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Barclays upgraded shares of Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated 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 given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

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Vodafone Group 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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