Jackson Square Partners LLC lessened its position in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 9.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,212,613 shares of the company’s stock after selling 328,836 shares during the quarter. Jackson Square Partners LLC’s holdings in Liberty Global were worth $92,940,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LBTYA. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Liberty Global by 26.4% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 214,802 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,215,000 after buying an additional 44,922 shares during the last quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. raised its stake in Liberty Global by 501.2% during the third quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. now owns 554,205 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,853,000 after buying an additional 462,018 shares during the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Liberty Global during the third quarter valued at $234,000. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in Liberty Global by 9.9% during the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 21,669 shares of the company’s stock valued at $627,000 after buying an additional 1,960 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Liberty Global by 45.5% during the third quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 42,584 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,232,000 after buying an additional 13,310 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 22.23% of the company’s stock.

Liberty Global stock opened at $23.67 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.34 and a beta of 1.59. Liberty Global PLC has a 12 month low of $23.17 and a 12 month high of $39.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.45, a current ratio of 0.36 and a quick ratio of 0.36.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.83). Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 36.93% and a negative net margin of 2.06%. The firm had revenue of $2.96 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.94 billion. Equities research analysts forecast that Liberty Global PLC will post -0.32 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CFO Charles H. R. Bracken sold 46,054 shares of Liberty Global stock in a transaction on Monday, September 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.27, for a total value of $1,255,892.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.93% of the company’s stock.

LBTYA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub cut Liberty Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. HSBC set a $35.00 target price on Liberty Global and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. TheStreet lowered Liberty Global from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, November 8th. UBS Group raised Liberty Global from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $37.00 to $33.50 in a report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, Bank of America set a $37.00 target price on Liberty Global and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Liberty Global has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.50.

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Liberty Global Profile

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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