American Century Companies Inc. Acquires 51,965 Shares of Vodafone Group Public Limited (NASDAQ:VOD)

American Century Companies Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Vodafone Group Public Limited (NASDAQ:VODFree Report) by 6.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 871,833 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 51,965 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in Vodafone Group Public were worth $8,265,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Vodafone Group Public by 5.7% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 27,537,932 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $457,680,000 after acquiring an additional 1,487,100 shares in the last quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC raised its position in Vodafone Group Public by 1.4% during the third quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC now owns 18,895,032 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $179,125,000 after acquiring an additional 257,892 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its position in Vodafone Group Public by 17.5% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 12,202,596 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $115,681,000 after acquiring an additional 1,816,211 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in Vodafone Group Public by 4.3% during the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 5,807,331 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $96,516,000 after acquiring an additional 240,455 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC raised its position in shares of Vodafone Group Public by 31.9% in the third quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC now owns 4,880,463 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $46,267,000 after purchasing an additional 1,180,113 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 7.82% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. BNP Paribas lowered shares of Vodafone Group Public from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. StockNews.com lowered shares of Vodafone Group Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th.

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Vodafone Group Public Stock Performance

Shares of Vodafone Group Public stock opened at $8.60 on Monday. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $8.65 and its 200-day simple moving average is $9.01. The company has a market cap of $23.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.11, a PEG ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. Vodafone Group Public Limited has a 1 year low of $8.02 and a 1 year high of $12.07.

Vodafone Group Public Profile

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Vodafone Group Public Limited Company provides telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. It offers mobile connectivity services comprising end-to-end services for mobile voice and data, messaging, device management, BYOx, and telecoms management, as well as professional and consulting services; and fixed line connectivity, such as fixed voice and data, broadband, software-defined networks, managed WAN, LAN, ethernet, and satellite; and financial services, as well as business and merchant services.

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

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