Liberty Global plc – Class A (LBTYA) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.10

News articles about Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global plc – Class A earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7893363588194 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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LBTYA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Morgan Stanley raised Liberty Global plc – Class A from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $38.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Buckingham Research lifted their price target on Liberty Global plc – Class A from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $41.46.

Shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A stock traded up $0.12 during trading on Friday, reaching $32.18. The company had a trading volume of 2,338,354 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,659,418. Liberty Global plc – Class A has a 52-week low of $28.17 and a 52-week high of $39.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $26,041.63, a P/E ratio of -13.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.74 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.95, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 0.43.

Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.68) EPS for the quarter. Liberty Global plc – Class A had a negative return on equity of 21.22% and a negative net margin of 15.83%. The company had revenue of $3.99 billion for the quarter. equities analysts predict that Liberty Global plc – Class A will post 0.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Liberty Global plc – Class A announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, December 18th that allows the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

In other Liberty Global plc – Class A news, Director David E. Rapley sold 6,750 shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.82, for a total value of $228,285.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,045 shares in the company, valued at $272,081.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 3.93% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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.

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