Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LILA) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.50.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $29.00 target price on Liberty Global PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 6th. Macquarie reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $26.00 target price (up from $24.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. Finally, Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price (up from $26.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Friday, February 24th.
Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LILA) traded up 0.94% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $20.30. 371,637 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $21.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.28. The company’s market cap is $3.50 billion. Liberty Global PLC has a 52-week low of $19.10 and a 52-week high of $37.73.
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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in LILA. Paulson & CO. Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the fourth quarter valued at $110,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 850.2% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 8,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after buying an additional 8,009 shares during the period. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter valued at $218,000. Rafferty Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the fourth quarter valued at $251,000. Finally, Roundview Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter valued at $267,000. 21.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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