The First Bank & Trust Takes Position in VODAFONE GP PLC (VOD)

The First Bank & Trust Takes Position in VODAFONE GP PLC (VOD)

First Bank & Trust bought a new position in shares of VODAFONE GP PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 72,143 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $1,763,000. VODAFONE GP PLC accounts for 1.6% of First Bank & Trust’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in shares of VODAFONE GP PLC by 25.8% in the third quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 3,791 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 778 shares during the last quarter. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC bought a new stake in shares of VODAFONE GP PLC during the second quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Seven Eight Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of VODAFONE GP PLC during the second quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Security National Trust Co. boosted its stake in shares of VODAFONE GP PLC by 4.9% in the third quarter. Security National Trust Co. now owns 4,195 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 195 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bruderman Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of VODAFONE GP PLC by 43.1% in the third quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC now owns 4,283 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 1,290 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 10.13% of the company’s stock.

Shares of VODAFONE GP PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) traded down 0.50% during trading on Thursday, reaching $25.84. 5,800,221 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $0.00 and a 200 day moving average of $0.00. VODAFONE GP PLC has a 52 week low of $24.17 and a 52 week high of $34.70.

Several analysts have commented on VOD shares. Standpoint Research started coverage on shares of VODAFONE GP PLC in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. They issued an “accumulate” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of VODAFONE GP PLC in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of VODAFONE GP PLC in a research note on Monday, October 10th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of VODAFONE GP PLC in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Finally, HSBC restated a “buy” rating on shares of VODAFONE GP PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. VODAFONE GP PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.35.

About VODAFONE GP PLC

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe.

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