Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) Shares Bought by Centaurus Financial Inc.

Centaurus Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 7,257.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 25,678 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 25,329 shares during the quarter. Centaurus Financial Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group were worth $419,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 13.2% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 23,640,311 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $386,046,000 after purchasing an additional 2,765,455 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 196.0% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 8,312,614 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $135,163,000 after acquiring an additional 5,504,606 shares during the period. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC now owns 8,253,096 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $134,773,000 after acquiring an additional 191,845 shares during the period. Altrinsic Global Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 8.2% in the 1st quarter. Altrinsic Global Advisors LLC now owns 6,298,764 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $114,511,000 after acquiring an additional 477,670 shares during the period. Finally, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group by 33.3% in the 1st quarter. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. now owns 2,993,406 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $54,420,000 after acquiring an additional 747,968 shares during the period. 7.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on VOD shares. Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. They issued an “overweight” rating on the stock. Exane BNP Paribas raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. BidaskClub cut shares of Vodafone Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. BNP Paribas raised shares of Vodafone Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vodafone Group in a report on Thursday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.12.



Shares of VOD opened at $19.76 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $18.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $53.05 billion, a PE ratio of 32.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. Vodafone Group Plc has a 52-week low of $15.53 and a 52-week high of $22.62.

Vodafone Group 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD)

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