Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) PT Lowered to $27.00 at Benchmark

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYAFree Report) had its target price decreased by Benchmark from $30.00 to $27.00 in a research report report published on Monday morning, Benzinga reports. Benchmark currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on LBTYA. HSBC downgraded Liberty Global from a buy rating to a hold rating and cut their price objective for the company from $26.00 to $20.00 in a report on Monday, March 18th. Barclays cut their price objective on Liberty Global from $22.00 to $20.00 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a report on Friday, May 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from, the stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $22.70.

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Liberty Global Trading Down 0.1 %

Shares of LBTYA stock opened at $18.17 on Monday. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $17.20 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $17.58. The company has a market cap of $6.77 billion, a PE ratio of -2.81 and a beta of 1.16. Liberty Global has a fifty-two week low of $15.01 and a fifty-two week high of $20.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYAGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 14.07% and a negative net margin of 37.27%. The company had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter. During the same period last year, the business earned ($1.59) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Liberty Global will post -0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Liberty Global news, Director J David Wargo sold 30,000 shares of Liberty Global stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.35, for a total transaction of $520,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 159,632 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,769,615.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 11.51% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Global by 8.5% in the 4th quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 4,518,231 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,290,000 after acquiring an additional 352,488 shares in the last quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC bought a new stake in Liberty Global in the 4th quarter valued at about $10,258,000. Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its position in Liberty Global by 168.4% in the 4th quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 97,621 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,726,000 after buying an additional 61,244 shares in the last quarter. Nebula Research & Development LLC increased its position in Liberty Global by 296.6% in the 4th quarter. Nebula Research & Development LLC now owns 58,801 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,045,000 after buying an additional 43,976 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Norges Bank bought a new stake in Liberty Global in the 4th quarter valued at about $73,550,000. 37.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Liberty Global Company Profile

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Liberty Global Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband internet, video, fixed-line telephony, and mobile communications services to residential and business customers. It offers value-added broadband services, such as WiFi features, security, anti-virus, firewall, spam protection, smart home services, online storage solutions, and web spaces; and Connect Box that delivers in-home Wi-Fi service.

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