TheStreet upgraded shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a d rating to a c rating in a research note released on Thursday, TheStreetRatingsTable reports.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. HSBC lowered Liberty Global from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, October 17th. Benchmark cut their price objective on Liberty Global from $34.00 to $32.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. Barclays lowered Liberty Global from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, September 25th. New Street Research lowered Liberty Global from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, September 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $29.36.

LBTYA traded down $0.02 on Thursday, reaching $24.82. 1,401,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,999,638. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.15, a current ratio of 0.39 and a quick ratio of 0.39. Liberty Global has a fifty-two week low of $19.88 and a fifty-two week high of $28.62. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $25.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.55 billion, a PE ratio of -12.60 and a beta of 1.46.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.61. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 26.88% and a net margin of 9.11%. The firm had revenue of $2.84 billion during the quarter. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Liberty Global will post -1.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Bryan H. Hall sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.10, for a total value of $542,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 159,764 shares in the company, valued at $4,329,604.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.82, for a total value of $47,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 6,045 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $143,991.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.48% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new position in Liberty Global in the second quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Liberty Global by 24.9% in the third quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in Liberty Global in the third quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd lifted its holdings in Liberty Global by 107.7% in the second quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 8,740 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,000 after acquiring an additional 4,531 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its stake in Liberty Global by 38.1% during the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 8,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $242,000 after purchasing an additional 2,481 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 23.14% of the company’s stock.

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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