Thomasville National Bank raised its position in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 1.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 40,153 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after buying an additional 736 shares during the quarter. Thomasville National Bank’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of VOD. AXA S.A. acquired a new position in shares of Vodafone Group in the third quarter worth $25,000. Jeppson Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Vodafone Group in the third quarter valued at $28,000. RMR Wealth Builders purchased a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group in the fourth quarter valued at about $28,000. Accel Wealth Management purchased a new position in Vodafone Group during the fourth quarter worth about $30,000. Finally, Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC purchased a new position in Vodafone Group during the fourth quarter worth about $36,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.30% of the company’s stock.
VOD has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vodafone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 9th. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 6th. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, March 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating on the stock. HSBC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a research note on Thursday, December 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, February 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.00.
Vodafone Group Profile
Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers.
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