Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 4.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 52,838 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,223 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Liberty Global were worth $1,654,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of LBTYA. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 3.3% during the 1st quarter. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. now owns 54,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,716,000 after acquiring an additional 1,750 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 9.8% during the 4th quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 19,661 shares of the company’s stock valued at $705,000 after acquiring an additional 1,761 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 17.5% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 11,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $424,000 after acquiring an additional 1,766 shares during the period. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY now owns 127,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,583,000 after acquiring an additional 1,975 shares during the period. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its holdings in Liberty Global by 5.9% during the 4th quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 37,505 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,344,000 after acquiring an additional 2,076 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.21% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on LBTYA shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Global in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Citigroup set a $43.00 target price on Liberty Global and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Pivotal Research increased their target price on Liberty Global from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Buckingham Research increased their target price on Liberty Global from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Macquarie set a $36.00 target price on Liberty Global and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.67.

Liberty Global opened at $29.54 on Thursday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company has a market cap of $24.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.81 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79, a current ratio of 0.33 and a quick ratio of 0.33. Liberty Global has a one year low of $29.49 and a one year high of $30.01.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.68) EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $3.99 billion for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative net margin of 20.88% and a negative return on equity of 35.66%. equities research analysts forecast that Liberty Global will post 0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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.

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

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