Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) EVP Bryan H. Hall Sells 2,000 Shares

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) EVP Bryan H. Hall sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.18, for a total value of $50,360.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 167,138 shares in the company, valued at $4,208,534.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of NASDAQ LBTYA traded down $0.39 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $25.23. 1,548,283 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,265,669. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.85. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $19.88 and a 52 week high of $30.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.61 billion, a PE ratio of -12.81 and a beta of 1.54.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 2.41% and a net margin of 16.23%. The company had revenue of $2.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.97 billion. On average, research analysts anticipate that Liberty Global PLC will post -0.13 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. AMF Pensionsforsakring AB bought a new stake in Liberty Global in the fourth quarter worth $15,346,000. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 126.8% in the fourth quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 101,692 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,170,000 after acquiring an additional 56,858 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 8.0% in the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 4,006,511 shares of the company’s stock worth $85,499,000 after acquiring an additional 297,280 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in Liberty Global in the fourth quarter worth $381,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 16.7% in the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,047,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,362,000 after acquiring an additional 150,293 shares in the last quarter. 23.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. BidaskClub lowered Liberty Global from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Global from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 29th. ValuEngine upgraded Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Finally, HSBC set a $32.00 price target on Liberty Global and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.17.

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About Liberty Global

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes.

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