Rafferty Asset Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 4.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,751 shares of the company’s stock after selling 483 shares during the period. Rafferty Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $283,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 6.1% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 3,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Assetmark Inc. raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 10.8% in the second quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 4,453 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,000 after buying an additional 433 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 15.2% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 6,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $198,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 26.9% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 6,886 shares of the company’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 1,458 shares during the period. Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 15.1% in the second quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 7,199 shares of the company’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 942 shares during the period. 21.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded up 0.03% on Wednesday, reaching $33.06. 1,069,809 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Liberty Global PLC has a 12 month low of $26.16 and a 12 month high of $49.00. The stock’s market capitalization is $30.41 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $32.02 and a 200 day moving average of $34.62.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.41. Liberty Global PLC had a negative net margin of 1.71% and a negative return on equity of 2.62%. Equities analysts predict that Liberty Global PLC will post ($0.05) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Friday, September 16th. BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $41.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price objective for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Liberty Global PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.85.

In other Liberty Global PLC news, Director Andrew Cole bought 1,000 shares of Liberty Global PLC stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $29.24 per share, for a total transaction of $29,240.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 48,549 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,419,572.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.93% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Liberty Global PLC Company Profile

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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