Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C. maintained its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,054 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $259,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 11.8% in the second quarter. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC now owns 90,725 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,914,000 after buying an additional 9,575 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 84.2% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 155,857 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,006,000 after buying an additional 71,241 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 35.8% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 85,635 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,751,000 after buying an additional 22,573 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 6.5% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 497,815 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,990,000 after buying an additional 30,465 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 167.1% in the second quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 709,414 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,786,000 after buying an additional 443,835 shares in the last quarter. 22.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) opened at 34.33 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $34.45 billion, a PE ratio of 37.73 and a beta of 1.67. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $28.17 and a 52 week high of $37.69. The company’s 50-day moving average is $32.95 and its 200 day moving average is $33.51.

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Several analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Pivotal Research lowered their price objective on shares of 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. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.85.

In other news, Director John C. Malone bought 223,186 shares of Liberty Global PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $21.76 per share, with a total value of $4,856,527.36. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 761,816 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,577,116.16. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director John C. Malone bought 100,719 shares of Liberty Global PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $24.54 per share, with a total value of $2,471,644.26. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 927,830 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,768,948.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 1,610,000 shares of company stock worth $37,412,081 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 5.81% of the company’s stock.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

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