Shapiro Capital Management LLC maintained its position in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,600 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Shapiro Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $244,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Leucadia National Corp acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $3,012,000. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 10,900,902 shares of the company’s stock valued at $391,015,000 after purchasing an additional 76,709 shares during the period. Allen Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 14.6% during the 2nd quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC now owns 90,921 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,920,000 after purchasing an additional 11,561 shares during the period. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,754,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,097,107 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,238,000 after purchasing an additional 15,011 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 22.04% of the company’s stock.

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In other Liberty Global PLC news, 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 14,795 shares in the company, valued at approximately $485,423.95. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director John C. Malone acquired 223,186 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $21.76 per share, for a total transaction of $4,856,527.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 761,816 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,577,116.16. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 1,610,000 shares of company stock worth $37,412,081 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 5.81% of the company’s stock.

Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) traded up 1.11% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.69. The stock had a trading volume of 1,372,470 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $33.70 and a 200-day moving average of $33.06. The firm has a market cap of $33.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 37.02 and a beta of 1.66. Liberty Global PLC has a 1-year low of $28.17 and a 1-year high of $37.69.

LBTYA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $43.00 target price on Liberty Global PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. UBS AG initiated coverage on Liberty Global PLC in a research note on Friday, June 16th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub raised Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded Liberty Global PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.92.

Liberty Global PLC Company 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.

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

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