Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $28.19.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on LBTYA shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Liberty Global from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Liberty Global from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 8th. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on shares of Liberty Global from $30.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 10th. Benchmark upped their target price on shares of Liberty Global from $27.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 18th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Liberty Global from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 12th.

In other news, Director Miranda Curtis sold 5,873 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.19, for a total value of $124,448.87. Following the transaction, the director now owns 132,423 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,806,043.37. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director J C. Sparkman sold 5,883 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.38, for a total transaction of $125,778.54. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 14,176 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $303,082.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 22,722 shares of company stock worth $501,377 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 8.14% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Blair William & Co. IL grew its holdings in Liberty Global by 13.2% during the 1st quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 4,932 shares of the company’s stock valued at $81,000 after buying an additional 576 shares in the last quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV grew its holdings in Liberty Global by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 14,521 shares of the company’s stock valued at $240,000 after buying an additional 593 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in Liberty Global by 2.9% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 22,592 shares of the company’s stock valued at $373,000 after buying an additional 642 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Liberty Global by 1.4% during the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 51,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $844,000 after buying an additional 703 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp grew its holdings in Liberty Global by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 38,445 shares of the company’s stock valued at $874,000 after buying an additional 1,242 shares in the last quarter. 24.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Liberty Global stock traded down $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $21.66. 52,264 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,615,402. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.20. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $21.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.25. Liberty Global has a 52-week low of $15.23 and a 52-week high of $28.62.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 6th. The company reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $1.73. The business had revenue of $2.88 billion for the quarter. Liberty Global had a net margin of 107.92% and a negative return on equity of 2.41%. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Liberty Global will post -0.85 EPS for the current year.

Liberty Global Company Profile

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes.

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