Fmr LLC trimmed its position in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 32.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,532,303 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,187,900 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned about 0.44% of Liberty Global PLC worth $145,578,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. D.A. Davidson & CO. increased its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 69.6% during the 2nd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 3,348 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after acquiring an additional 1,374 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the 1st quarter valued at about $163,000. Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 96.7% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 4,712 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after acquiring an additional 2,316 shares during the last quarter. Standard Life Investments LTD acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the 2nd quarter valued at about $105,000. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 5,093 shares of the company’s stock valued at $162,000 after acquiring an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 22.04% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) opened at 33.09 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $33.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.36 and a beta of 1.63. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.44 and its 200-day moving average is $32.87. Liberty Global PLC has a 52-week low of $28.17 and a 52-week high of $37.69.

In other news, Director John C. Malone purchased 519,592 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 10th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $24.34 per share, with a total value of $12,646,869.28. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 927,830 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,583,382.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Malone purchased 100,719 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $24.54 per share, with a total value of $2,471,644.26. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 927,830 shares in the company, valued at $22,768,948.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have bought 863,089 shares of company stock valued at $21,146,691 and have sold 182,985 shares valued at $5,994,738. 3.93% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of research firms have recently commented on LBTYA. Jefferies Group LLC set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. UBS AG began coverage on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research note on Friday, June 16th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Macquarie downgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Liberty Global PLC has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.83.

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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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