Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.00.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on LBTYA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 27th. Wunderlich decreased their target price on Liberty Global PLC from $49.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, November 7th. TheStreet lowered Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Societe Generale started coverage on Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $48.00 target price for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley began coverage on Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $39.00 target price for the company.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded up 0.54% during trading on Monday, hitting $35.55. 690,071 shares of the stock were exchanged. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $26.16 and a 52 week high of $36.78. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $34.29 and a 200-day moving average of $32.48. The stock’s market capitalization is $32.22 billion.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Howard Hughes Medical Institute raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 1.6% in the third quarter. Howard Hughes Medical Institute now owns 7,750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $265,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 6.1% in the third quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 7,309 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,000 after buying an additional 423 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 1.4% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 33,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,158,000 after buying an additional 452 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 2.5% in the third quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 19,073 shares of the company’s stock valued at $653,000 after buying an additional 463 shares during the last quarter. Finally, M&R Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. M&R Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,950 shares of the company’s stock valued at $212,000 after buying an additional 546 shares during the last quarter. 22.93% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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.

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