Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado continued to hold its position in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 48,112 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $1,545,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of LBTYA. Searle & CO. acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth about $620,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth about $163,000. Simplex Trading LLC acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the second quarter worth about $164,000. Everett Harris & Co. CA acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth about $201,000. Finally, Waldron LP acquired a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth about $209,000. 22.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA) opened at 34.02 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $34.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.38 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a 50-day moving average of $32.71 and a 200 day moving average of $33.56. Liberty Global PLC has a one year low of $28.17 and a one year high of $37.69.

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC set a $43.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. UBS AG assumed coverage on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a report on Friday, June 16th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.85.

In other Liberty Global PLC news, Director John C. Malone acquired 223,186 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $21.76 per share, for a total transaction of $4,856,527.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 761,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,577,116.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director John C. Malone acquired 100,719 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $24.54 per share, with a total value of $2,471,644.26. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 927,830 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,768,948.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 1,610,000 shares of company stock valued at $37,412,081. Corporate insiders own 3.93% of the company’s stock.

About Liberty Global PLC

Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company’s tripleplay services are provided through networks and technology platforms that connect approximately 25 million customers subscribing to over 47 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

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