Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) shares ended at $33.97 with 2.38 mln shares exchanging hands. Investors of this company earned a return of 3.30% on the assets it owns in past twelve month.
Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.7501696019446 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 10,900,902 shares of the company's stock worth $391,015,000 after buying an additional 76,709 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG increased its stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 41.3% in the first quarter. Following the purchase, the director now owns 761,816 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,561,879.84. The hedge fund run by William Duhamel held 6.45 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $197.31M, up from 2.75 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth $163,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 13.3% in the first quarter.
Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) traded down 0.662% during trading on Friday, hitting $33.745. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc Mn, a Minnesota-based fund reported 661,379 shares. Shares are trading at $33.79 a bit higher than $32.57, the 50 day moving average and which is slightly above the 200 day moving average of $33.57.
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A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Societe Generale initiated Liberty Global plc - Class A Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Tuesday, December 6. It has been assigned a low target price of $25 and a high target price of $46.
On August 10 the stock rating was downgraded from "Equal-Weight" to "Underweight" by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Macquarie reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $36.00 price target (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Wunderlich maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, November 7 report. The stock declined 0.75% or $0.25 reaching $32.88 on the news. The stock was acquired at an average price of $24.54 per share, for a total transaction of $2,471,644.26. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 927,830 shares in the company, valued at $22,583,382.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. The number of shares now owned by investors are 85.63 mln. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Fox Run Management L.L.C. now owns 13,700 shares of the company's stock valued at $316,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the last quarter.
Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Liberty Global PLC from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st.