Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) EVP Bryan H. Hall Sells 2,000 Shares

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Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) EVP Bryan H. Hall sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.18, for a total value of $50,360.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 167,138 shares in the company, valued at $4,208,534.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

LBTYA stock traded down $0.39 during trading on Friday, reaching $25.23. 1,336,910 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,760,322. Liberty Global PLC has a twelve month low of $19.88 and a twelve month high of $30.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.85, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.36. The company has a market cap of $18.65 billion, a P/E ratio of -12.81 and a beta of 1.54.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 2.41% and a net margin of 16.23%. The business had revenue of $2.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.97 billion. Equities analysts predict that Liberty Global PLC will post -0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Liberty Global from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Liberty Global from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 29th. ValuEngine raised Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Finally, HSBC set a $32.00 price target on Liberty Global and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.17.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. AMF Pensionsforsakring AB bought a new stake in Liberty Global during the 4th quarter worth approximately $15,346,000. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Liberty Global by 126.8% during the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 101,692 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,170,000 after purchasing an additional 56,858 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its holdings in Liberty Global by 8.0% during the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 4,006,511 shares of the company’s stock worth $85,499,000 after purchasing an additional 297,280 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in Liberty Global during the 4th quarter worth approximately $381,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in Liberty Global by 16.7% during the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,047,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,362,000 after purchasing an additional 150,293 shares in the last quarter. 23.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Liberty Global

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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