Nomura Holdings Inc. increased its stake in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 160.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 57,581 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 35,502 shares during the quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $1,849,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 8,610 shares of the company’s stock valued at $277,000 after purchasing an additional 48 shares in the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its stake in 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 purchasing an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. AXA grew its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 3.3% during the 2nd quarter. AXA now owns 9,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $305,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. High Pointe Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. High Pointe Capital Management LLC now owns 6,670 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,000 after purchasing an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC grew its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 17,740 shares of the company’s stock valued at $570,000 after purchasing an additional 432 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 22.04% of the company’s stock.

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In other news, Director David E. Rapley sold 2,985 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $485,423.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Malone sold 90,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.51, for a total value of $2,925,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,625,227 shares in the company, valued at $215,386,129.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 182,985 shares of company stock worth $5,994,738 over the last three months. 3.93% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

LBTYA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG initiated coverage on Liberty Global PLC in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $43.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Redburn Partners upgraded Liberty Global PLC to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Exane BNP Paribas lowered Liberty Global PLC from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Liberty Global PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.83.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA) opened at 32.04 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.19 and its 200 day moving average price is $32.74. The company has a market cap of $32.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 35.21 and a beta of 1.63. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $28.17 and a 52 week high of $37.69.

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

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