Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) by 16.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,922,687 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 374,101 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Vodafone Group worth $54,719,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 0.3% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 41,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,196,000 after acquiring an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. HPM Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 1.5% in the second quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 12,498 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $359,000 after acquiring an additional 180 shares during the last quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 2.5% in the second quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 9,184 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $264,000 after acquiring an additional 220 shares during the last quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 4.1% in the second quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 6,137 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $182,000 after acquiring an additional 241 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vodafone Group by 0.8% in the second quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 40,058 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,151,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.24% of the company’s stock.

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) opened at $30.73 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Vodafone Group PLC has a 12 month low of $24.30 and a 12 month high of $31.03.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a $0.5642 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd.

VOD has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. UBS reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub raised Vodafone Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Bank of America raised Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.56 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed 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, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.14.

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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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