Will Vodafone’s Acquisition of Ordinary Shares Cheer These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Vodafone Group PLC. (NASDAQ:VOD) announced their purchase of 5.65 million ordinary shares from Barclays Capital Securities through the London Stock Exchange at 164.2678 pence each. The shares will be held by Vodafone in their treasury. The company has repurchased 127.41 million shares for 203.21 million pounds since Dec 10, 2012.

Will Vodafone Group PLC.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 10.652 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $25.19 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Vodafone Group plc at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Fisher Asset Management LLC. held 7,012,239 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $176,638,304. This brought the portfolio total to 0.49%.

Stifel Nicolaus & Co Inc. /MO held 934,081 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $23,529,501. This brought the portfolio total to 0.59%.

Huntington National Bank held 480,246 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $12,097,397. This brought the portfolio total to 0.3%.

Hester Capital Management L.L.C held 466,453 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $11,749,951. This brought the portfolio total to 2.59%.

BB&T Corp. held 326,404 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,222,117. This brought the portfolio total to 0.36%.

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC./IL held 213,176 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,369,904. This brought the portfolio total to 0.7%.

Beach Investment Counsel Inc./PA  held 167,776 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,226,278. This brought the portfolio total to 0.56%.

Fulton Bank N.A. held 138,656 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,492,745. This brought the portfolio total to 0.46%.

Kempner Capital Management Inc. held 133,355 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $3,359,213. This brought the portfolio total to 1.42%.

Country Fund Management held 109,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,745,710. This brought the portfolio total to 1.07%.

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