Liberty Global plc – Class A (LBTYA) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16
Headlines about Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global plc – Class A earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.4471245556834 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Liberty Global plc – Class A (LBTYA) Downgraded to “Strong Sell” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Has $21.73 Million Stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A (LBTYA) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Rivulet Capital LLC Has $82.74 Million Stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A (LBTYA) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Global plc – Class A (LBTYA) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com)
- Oversold Conditions For Liberty Global (LBTYA) (nasdaq.com)
Shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ LBTYA) traded down $0.17 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $31.70. 1,029,319 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,401,487. Liberty Global plc – Class A has a 12-month low of $28.17 and a 12-month high of $39.73. The company has a market cap of $25,653.20, a P/E ratio of -13.72 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.95.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on LBTYA shares. Citigroup decreased their target price 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. BidaskClub lowered shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Liberty Global plc – Class A presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $41.50.
In other Liberty Global plc – Class A news, Director Miranda Curtis sold 88,361 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total value of $1,911,248.43. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 218 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,715.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Charles H. R. Bracken sold 14,525 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.11, for a total transaction of $306,622.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 152,911 shares of company stock valued at $3,887,646 over the last three months. 3.93% of the stock is currently 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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