News articles about Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 224 ($2.92), for a total transaction of £1,286,936 ($1,675,916.13).
Franklin Resources Inc says it raised its investment in Vodafone Group Plc - American D by 17.9% in a 13F filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of VOD. Beech Hill Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vodafone Group PLC during the first quarter valued at $3,715,000. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,340,342 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $114,716,000 after buying an additional 4,290,072 shares during the period. Gradient Investments LLC boosted its position in Vodafone Group PLC by 1,029.2% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 6,899 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 311 shares in the last quarter.
07/12/2016 - Vodafone Group Plc was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Citigroup. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 5,018 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 452 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its stake in Vodafone Group PLC by 21.1% in the first quarter. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 337,808 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $8,928,000 after buying an additional 60,341 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 10.88% of the company's stock.
Shares of Esure Group PLC (LON:ESUR) traded up 0.53% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 287.20. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 36,708 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $970,000 after buying an additional 2,920 shares during the period. The firm's market capitalization is $79.39 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $29.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $27.29.
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TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was first reported by Rincon Hill News and is owned by of Rincon Hill News. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of global trademark & copyright law. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upgraded Vodafone Group PLC from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $32.56 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. Vodafone Group PLC presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $31.64. Peel Hunt reiterated a hold rating and issued a GBX 200 ($2.60) price target on shares of Esure Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 10th.
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