Headlines about Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0372562852378 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

LBTYA has been the topic of several research reports. Macquarie reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. BidaskClub raised Liberty Global PLC from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. ValuEngine raised Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Redburn Partners raised Liberty Global PLC to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Pivotal Research decreased their target price on Liberty Global PLC from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned 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 price target of $41.04.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) opened at 32.40 on Thursday. Liberty Global PLC has a 12 month low of $28.17 and a 12 month high of $37.69. The firm has a market cap of $32.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 35.60 and a beta of 1.63. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $33.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.67.

In other news, Director David E. Rapley sold 2,985 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.81, for a total transaction of $97,937.85. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,795 shares in the company, valued at approximately $485,423.95. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Malone sold 90,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.01, for a total transaction of $2,970,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,975,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,253,666.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 182,985 shares of company stock valued at $5,994,738 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 5.81% of the company’s stock.

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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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