Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LILA)’s share price traded up 5.4% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $25.32 and last traded at $25.05. 623,312 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 51% from the average session volume of 412,700 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.76.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on LILA shares. Buckingham Research started coverage on Liberty Global PLC in a report on Friday, September 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Macquarie lowered shares of Liberty Global PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $35.00 to $25.00 in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on shares of Liberty Global PLC from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Liberty Global PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $22.00 to $26.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Liberty Global PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $30.00 to $28.50 in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.81.

The stock’s market cap is $4.39 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $24.45 and its 200-day moving average is $24.45.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 36.3% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 34,501 shares of the company’s stock worth $767,000 after buying an additional 9,181 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 7.0% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 68,492 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,523,000 after acquiring an additional 4,505 shares in the last quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 11.0% during the 1st quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 12,669 shares of the company’s stock valued at $282,000 after acquiring an additional 1,258 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 62.4% during the 1st quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 878,410 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,536,000 after acquiring an additional 337,650 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in Liberty Global PLC by 10.9% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 137,737 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,063,000 after acquiring an additional 13,536 shares in the last quarter. 21.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Liberty Global PLC

LiLAC Group provides various broadband services over cable distribution systems, and mobile services in Chile and Puerto Rico. It offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet, and fixed-line telephony services in 34 communities within Santiago; and 42 communities outside Santiago, including Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, as well as smaller cities across Chile.

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