Will Vodafone Group’s Latest Splurge Entice These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Vodafone Group PLC. (NASDAQ:VOD) splurged by paying €1.4 billion, or $1.84 billion, on the acquisition of wireless spectrum that is suitable for 4G network traffic in a Dutch government auction that mobilized €3.8 billion, along with Deutsche Telekom and Tele2AB, the other carriers that purchased airwave rights. Before the bell, Vodafone ADRs were trading down at 1.28%.

Will Vodafone Group PLC.’s shareholders decrease their holdings?  The shares closed at $27.92 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Vodafone Group plc at the end of September 30th, 2012.

FMR LLC. held 43,563,245 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $1,241,552,483. This brought the portfolio total to 0.22%.

Invesco Ltd. held 31,586,896 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $900,226,536. This brought the portfolio total to 0.47%.

Institutional Capital LLC. held 30,101,820 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $857,901,870. This brought the portfolio total to 4.73%.

Dodge & Cox held 24,959,075 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $711,333,638. This brought the portfolio total to 0.93%.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Inc. held 22,255,914 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $634,293,549. This brought the portfolio total to 1.26%.

Dimensional Fund Advisors L.P. held 18,081,106 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $515,311,521. This brought the portfolio total to 0.6%.

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC.held 15,630,651 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $445,473,554. This brought the portfolio total to 2.63%.

Wells Fargo & Company/MN held 15,596,067 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $444,487,910. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Morgan Stanley held 14,078,227 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $401,229,470. This brought the portfolio total to 0.24%.

Toronto Dominion Bank held 13,603,292 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $387,693,822. This brought the portfolio total to 1.47%.

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