Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. reduced its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 8.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 28,545 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,689 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $968,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dodge & Cox raised its holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 17.5% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 18,980,203 shares of the company’s stock valued at $609,644,000 after acquiring an additional 2,830,216 shares in the last quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 0.9% in the second quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 7,853,565 shares of the company’s stock valued at $252,257,000 after acquiring an additional 70,000 shares in the last quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. raised its holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 9.0% in the second quarter. Route One Investment Company L.P. now owns 7,347,635 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,006,000 after acquiring an additional 605,500 shares in the last quarter. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Liberty Global PLC in the second quarter valued at $136,409,000. Finally, Farallon Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 34.1% in the second quarter. Farallon Capital Management LLC now owns 4,220,104 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,550,000 after acquiring an additional 1,072,519 shares in the last quarter. 21.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA) opened at $29.76 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $24,385.41, a PE ratio of 36.24 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64, a current ratio of 0.47 and a quick ratio of 0.47. Liberty Global PLC has a 12-month low of $28.17 and a 12-month high of $37.69.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Pivotal Research lowered their target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $42.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.13.

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In other Liberty Global PLC news, Director J David Wargo purchased 75,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $22.08 per share, with a total value of $1,656,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 119,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,637,345.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Malone sold 90,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.44, for a total transaction of $2,739,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 4,975,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $151,465,665.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 272,985 shares of company stock valued at $8,734,338 in the last quarter. 5.81% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Liberty Global PLC 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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