News articles about Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LILA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8643806359005 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

LILA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 target price (up from $29.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Macquarie restated a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a report on Monday, May 8th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Liberty Global PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $22.00 to $26.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.50.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LILA) traded down 0.76% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $26.02. 384,803 shares of the stock traded hands. Liberty Global PLC has a one year low of $19.10 and a one year high of $29.47. The company’s 50 day moving average is $25.15 and its 200 day moving average is $22.92. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.46 billion.

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