Headlines about Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6211285681779 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (4-traders.com)
- Technical Facts to Know: Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) traded -17.78% away from 52-Week High – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
- Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) registers a price change of 0.43% while Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) finishes with a … – Stocks Gallery (stocksgallery.com)
- Royal KPN Succeeds in Appeal Against 2014 Merger of Rival Telecom Firms – Fox Business (foxbusiness.com)
- Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) has a value of $31.19 per share While AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) is stand at $52.22 – Stocks Gallery (stocksgallery.com)
Several research analysts recently weighed in on LBTYA shares. BidaskClub raised Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. ValuEngine raised Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Redburn Partners raised Liberty Global PLC to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Pivotal Research decreased their target price on Liberty Global PLC from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.96.
Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA) opened at 30.93 on Tuesday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $32.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.44. The firm has a market cap of $31.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.99 and a beta of 1.63. Liberty Global PLC has a 52-week low of $28.17 and a 52-week high of $37.69.
In related news, Director David E. Rapley sold 2,985 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.81, for a total value of $97,937.85. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 14,795 shares in the company, valued at $485,423.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Malone sold 90,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.51, for a total value of $2,925,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 6,625,227 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $215,386,129.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 272,985 shares of company stock valued at $8,734,338 in the last quarter. 5.81% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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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