Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Liberty Global plc (LBTYK)


Finally, Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global plc - Class C during the 4th quarter worth $232,000. About 1.10M shares traded. Btc Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $507.47 billion market cap company. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. now owns 44,203 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,499,000 after purchasing an additional 8,100 shares in the last quarter. Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE) has risen 145.74% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500. Milestone Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Liberty Global plc - Class A in the third quarter valued at about $251,000. Allen Investment Management LLC now owns 172,868 shares of the company's stock valued at $5,862,000 after buying an additional 81,947 shares during the last quarter.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $35.87. About 59,220 shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 3.90% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500. The stock has "Buy" rating by Redburn on Tuesday, July 11. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Thursday, September 28 with "Buy" rating. The stock has a market cap of $3,733.33, a PE ratio of -9.16 and a beta of 1.60. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 8,610 shares of the company's stock valued at $277,000 after purchasing an additional 48 shares during the period. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://registrarjournal.com/2018/02/13/liberty-global-plc-class-c-lbtyk-stake-decreased-by-cibc-asset-management-inc.html. (NYSE:QTWO) by 9,757 shares to 7,805 shares, valued at $325,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also upped Umb Finl Corp (NASDAQ:UMBF) stake by 4,061 shares and now owns 51,582 shares.

Analysts await Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) to report earnings on February, 15.

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Finally, ValuEngine lowered AbbVie from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Tensile Capital Management Llc bought 108,178 shares as the company's stock declined 18.06% while stock markets rallied.

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.21, according to consensus of 2 analysts. After $-0.55 actual EPS reported by Liberty Global plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -70.91 % EPS growth. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 87% are positive. BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. More interesting news about Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: "Morgan Stanley Upgrades Liberty Global, Says Lightning Has Struck" published on January 17, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com's news article titled: "Liberty Global Completes Acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc" with publication date: May 16, 2016. Morgan Stanley's target price suggests a potential upside of 6.95% from the company's previous close. (NYSE:V) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Bank of America. Wunderlich maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Wednesday, July 6. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight".

In other Liberty Global plc - Class A news, CFO Charles H.R. Bracken sold 14,525 shares of Liberty Global plc - Class A stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 15 with "Buy".

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