Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages


Triple Frond Partners Llc increased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK) by 21.66% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Institutional investors own 22.80% of the company's stock. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.7157853113847 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

The share price of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was down -0.85% during the last day of trading, with a day high of 34.35. As of the end of the quarter First Manhattan Co had sold a total of 69,625 shares trimming its position 25.5%. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 23.4% in the first quarter.

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC/UK added to its ownership by buying 11,589 shares an increase of 85.8%. The stock of Liberty Global plc - Class A Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYA) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 9.

As of quarter end Profund Advisors LLC had acquired a total of 432 shares growing its stake by 2.5%.

Liberty Global plc - Class A Or (NASDAQ:LILA). Ardsley Advisory Prtnrs has 1.11% invested in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) for 66,250 shares. Brown Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ansys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.57 billion market cap company. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $32.71 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.56.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This report was posted by Transcript Daily and is the property of of Transcript Daily. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright law. Blue Ridge Capital L.L.C. increased its position in Liberty Global PLC by 19.1% in the first quarter. On May 24 the company was downgraded to "Neutral" from " in a report issued by Credit Suisse.

On June 16 analysts at UBS initiated coverage on LBTYA setting a rating of "Neutral". This price movement gives investors an idea of how much the stock price has moved in the previous year and whether it is trading near the top, middle or bottom of the range.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th.

Liberty Global PLC (LILA) opened at 26.99 on Friday. The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a stock current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 927,830 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,583,382.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Pivotal Research decreased their price target on shares of Liberty Global PLC from $47.00 to $42.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock's traded 2.92 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 3.57 million shares.

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