Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Director David E. Rapley sold 2,985 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.81, for a total value of $97,937.85. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 14,795 shares in the company, valued at approximately $485,423.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded up 0.03% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $33.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,992,117 shares. Liberty Global PLC has a one year low of $28.17 and a one year high of $37.69. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $33.17 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.50. The firm has a market cap of $33.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.70 and a beta of 1.67.

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Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Leucadia National Corp purchased a new stake in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth $3,012,000. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership raised its stake in 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 worth $391,015,000 after buying an additional 76,709 shares during the period. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO purchased a new stake in Liberty Global PLC during the second quarter worth $1,754,000. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC raised its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 25.1% in the second quarter. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC now owns 1,541,373 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,509,000 after buying an additional 308,913 shares during the period. Finally, Credit Suisse AG raised its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 41.3% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 493,598 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,705,000 after buying an additional 144,149 shares during the period. 22.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

LBTYA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Macquarie reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Pivotal Research lowered their price objective on Liberty Global PLC from $47.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Liberty Global PLC presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.85.

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.

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