Simplex Trading LLC acquired a new stake in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 5,114 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $164,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Leucadia National Corp acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter valued at approximately $3,012,000. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 0.7% in the first quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 10,900,902 shares of the company’s stock valued at $391,015,000 after buying an additional 76,709 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG increased its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 41.3% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 493,598 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,705,000 after buying an additional 144,149 shares during the last quarter. Dodge & Cox acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $493,918,000. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 66.7% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 52,450 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,881,000 after buying an additional 20,993 shares during the last quarter. 22.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA) traded up 0.38% on Friday, hitting $34.61. The stock had a trading volume of 1,788,178 shares. The stock has a market cap of $35.63 billion, a PE ratio of 20.81 and a beta of 1.67. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $31.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $33.57. Liberty Global PLC has a 12 month low of $28.17 and a 12 month high of $37.69.

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Several brokerages have recently commented on LBTYA. BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group downgraded Liberty Global PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Macquarie reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Monday, May 8th. TheStreet downgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, Pivotal Research decreased their target price on Liberty Global PLC from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.92.

In other Liberty Global PLC news, Director John C. Malone purchased 223,186 shares of Liberty Global PLC stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $21.76 per share, for a total transaction of $4,856,527.36. Following the transaction, the director now owns 761,816 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,577,116.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Malone purchased 384,673 shares of Liberty Global PLC stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $21.80 per share, for a total transaction of $8,385,871.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 761,816 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,607,588.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have acquired 1,610,000 shares of company stock valued at $37,412,081. 3.93% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Liberty Global PLC

Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company’s tripleplay services are provided through networks and technology platforms that connect approximately 25 million customers subscribing to over 47 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

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