Weather Gauge Advisory LLC Has $1.58 Million Position in Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

Weather Gauge Advisory LLC lowered its position in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 1.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 86,996 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 959 shares during the period. Vodafone Group makes up approximately 1.5% of Weather Gauge Advisory LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Weather Gauge Advisory LLC’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $1,582,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VOD. OLD Mission Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $59,733,000. Deutsche Bank AG increased its position in shares of Vodafone Group by 118.0% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 3,674,751 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $70,845,000 after acquiring an additional 1,989,173 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Vodafone Group by 351.4% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,292,661 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $28,049,000 after acquiring an additional 1,006,279 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new stake in shares of Vodafone Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $11,161,000. Finally, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc increased its position in shares of Vodafone Group by 36.1% during the fourth quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc now owns 1,548,446 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $29,854,000 after acquiring an additional 411,110 shares in the last quarter. 8.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on VOD shares. UBS Group raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 17th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of Vodafone Group from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Macquarie raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 20th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Vodafone Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.13.



Shares of Vodafone Group stock traded up $0.27 on Monday, hitting $18.61. 3,582,706 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,090,017. The stock has a market capitalization of $48.92 billion, a PE ratio of 13.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.72. Vodafone Group Plc has a 1 year low of $17.05 and a 1 year high of $30.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.27.

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Vodafone Group Company Profile

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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