Andra AP fonden raised its holdings in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 56.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 59,800 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 21,600 shares during the quarter. Andra AP fonden’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $1,921,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 0.7% during the first quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 10,900,902 shares of the company’s stock worth $391,015,000 after acquiring an additional 76,709 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 2,739.9% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,201,377 shares of the company’s stock worth $365,923,000 after acquiring an additional 9,842,167 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 3.0% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,742,676 shares of the company’s stock worth $62,483,000 after acquiring an additional 51,073 shares during the last quarter. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 25.1% during the second quarter. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC now owns 1,541,373 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,509,000 after acquiring an additional 308,913 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rivulet Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 13.2% during the first quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC now owns 1,472,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $52,811,000 after acquiring an additional 171,400 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 22.05% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) opened at 33.90 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $33.69 and its 200-day moving average price is $33.35. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $28.17 and a 52 week high of $37.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $34.02 billion, a PE ratio of 37.25 and a beta of 1.66.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on LBTYA. BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Liberty Global PLC from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Pivotal Research dropped their target price on Liberty Global PLC from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.75.

In related news, Director John C. Malone bought 139,052 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $21.74 per share, with a total value of $3,022,990.48. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 761,816 shares in the company, valued at $16,561,879.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director John C. Malone bought 223,186 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $21.76 per share, with a total value of $4,856,527.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 761,816 shares in the company, valued at $16,577,116.16. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 1,610,000 shares of company stock valued at $37,412,081. 5.81% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Liberty Global PLC Profile

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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