Advisor Group Holdings Inc. Takes Position in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

Advisor Group Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 4,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $72,000.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Blair William & Co. IL increased its position in shares of Liberty Global by 13.2% during the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 4,932 shares of the company’s stock worth $81,000 after purchasing an additional 576 shares in the last quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Liberty Global by 880.2% during the first quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 5,352 shares of the company’s stock worth $88,000 after purchasing an additional 4,806 shares in the last quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global during the first quarter worth approximately $143,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global during the first quarter worth approximately $238,000. Finally, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV increased its position in shares of Liberty Global by 4.3% during the first quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 14,521 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,000 after purchasing an additional 593 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.61% of the company’s stock.

In other Liberty Global news, EVP Bryan H. Hall sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.04, for a total transaction of $230,400.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 212,555 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,897,267.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director J C. Sparkman sold 5,883 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.38, for a total value of $125,778.54. Following the sale, the director now owns 14,176 shares in the company, valued at approximately $303,082.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 22,722 shares of company stock worth $501,377. 8.14% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. New Street Research raised Liberty Global from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Liberty Global from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, June 8th. BNP Paribas raised Liberty Global from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 4th. Redburn Partners raised Liberty Global from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 2nd. Finally, Pivotal Research upped their price target on Liberty Global from $27.00 to $30.00 in a research note on Monday, July 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Liberty Global presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.69.

LBTYA opened at $23.41 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $22.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.53. Liberty Global PLC has a 12-month low of $15.23 and a 12-month high of $28.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82. The firm has a market cap of $14.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.25.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 6th. The company reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $1.73. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 2.41% and a net margin of 107.92%. The company had revenue of $2.88 billion for the quarter. On average, research analysts forecast that Liberty Global PLC will post -0.78 earnings per share for the current year.

Liberty Global Company Profile

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes.

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