Icon Advisers Inc. Co. purchased a new stake in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 30,200 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $963,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of VOD. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 41,619 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,196,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 975.0% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 118,255 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,398,000 after purchasing an additional 107,255 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $405,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 3,780.4% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 280,088 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $8,047,000 after purchasing an additional 272,870 shares during the period. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 134,177 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,855,000 after purchasing an additional 19,353 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 10.35% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Vodafone Group from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Barclays upgraded Vodafone Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.32.

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ VOD) opened at $28.54 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $74,470.00, a P/E ratio of -75.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.87. Vodafone Group Plc has a fifty-two week low of $24.68 and a fifty-two 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 was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were issued a $0.5642 dividend. This represents a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. Vodafone Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently -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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