TD Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 9,342 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $317,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LBTYA. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A by 39.8% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 158,186 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,081,000 after purchasing an additional 45,012 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A by 6.2% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 8,363 shares of the company’s stock valued at $269,000 after purchasing an additional 488 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A by 6.5% during 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 during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A by 35.8% during 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 during the last quarter. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A by 118.7% during the second quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 794,878 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,531,000 after buying an additional 431,430 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 22.02% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CFO Charles H. R. Bracken sold 14,525 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.11, for a total value of $306,622.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director J David Wargo purchased 75,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $22.08 per share, with a total value of $1,656,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 119,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,637,345.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 194,525 shares of company stock valued at $6,017,123 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.93% of the company’s stock.

Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ LBTYA) opened at $32.56 on Friday. Liberty Global plc – Class A has a one year low of $28.17 and a one year high of $37.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $26,010.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.66 and a beta of 1.61.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on LBTYA. Jefferies Group set a $42.00 price objective on Liberty Global plc – Class A and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Buckingham Research began coverage on Liberty Global plc – Class A in a research note on Friday, September 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Citigroup lowered their price objective on Liberty Global plc – Class A from $40.00 to $37.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.14.

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Liberty Global plc – Class A 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global plc - Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

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