Liberty Global (LBTYA) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

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Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, August 7th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 6th. The company reported ($0.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by ($0.36). The firm had revenue of $2.87 billion for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 2.41% and a net margin of 16.23%. On average, analysts expect Liberty Global to post $-1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0 EPS for the next fiscal year.

NASDAQ:LBTYA opened at $25.52 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.85, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.36. The company has a market capitalization of $19.54 billion, a P/E ratio of -12.95 and a beta of 1.50. Liberty Global has a 52-week low of $19.88 and a 52-week high of $29.55. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $27.13.

In related news, Director Richard R. Green sold 40,448 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.54, for a total transaction of $992,593.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,993 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $392,468.22. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director John W. Dick sold 15,175 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.44, for a total value of $370,877.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 46,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,130,594.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 234,951 shares of company stock valued at $5,806,909 over the last three months. Insiders own 6.48% of the company’s stock.

LBTYA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Global from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 29th. BidaskClub downgraded Liberty Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 18th. Benchmark initiated coverage on Liberty Global in a report on Thursday, July 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $34.00 price objective for the company. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global in a report on Sunday, June 30th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded Liberty Global from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $38.60 to $23.50 in a report on Wednesday, April 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.71.

About Liberty Global

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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