Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 48,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,640,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of LBTYA. Standard Life Investments LTD purchased a new position in shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A in the 2nd quarter valued at $105,000. D.A. Davidson & CO. grew its position in shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A by 69.6% in the 2nd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 3,348 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 1,374 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its position in shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A by 96.7% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 4,712 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 2,316 shares during the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its position in Liberty Global plc – Class A by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 5,093 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,000 after purchasing an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC purchased a new position in Liberty Global plc – Class A during the 3rd quarter worth $173,000. 22.02% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages have issued reports on LBTYA. Jefferies Group set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Citigroup lowered their price objective on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from $40.00 to $37.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A in a research report on Friday, September 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.14.

Shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ LBTYA) opened at $30.77 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $6,800.00, a PE ratio of 37.52 and a beta of 1.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64. Liberty Global plc – Class A has a fifty-two week low of $28.17 and a fifty-two week high of $37.69.

In other news, Director John C. Malone sold 90,000 shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.01, for a total value of $2,970,900.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 4,975,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,253,666.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director J David Wargo bought 75,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $22.08 per share, for a total transaction of $1,656,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 119,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,637,345.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.93% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Liberty Global plc – Class A 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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