Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Lowered to "Hold" at ValuEngine

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Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The number of shares now owned by investors are 85.63 mln. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth $163,000.

Other firms have also shifted positions in (LBTYA). CA bought a new position in shares of Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth $201,000. Bluemountain Capital Management, LLC now holds 118,118 shares worth $3,794,000. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. purchased a new stake in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter valued at about $219,000. The institutional investor owned 440,626 shares of the company's stock at the end of the second quarter. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. raised its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 19.1% in the first quarter. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 1,610,000 shares of company stock worth $37,412,081. Moreover, First Heartland Consultants Inc. has 0.12% invested in the company for 79,300 shares.

For this year, Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is performing 11.05%. Route One Investment Company Lp who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.73 billion market cap company. Shares last traded at $33.79 a bit higher than the 50 day moving average which is $32.57 and which is a tad above the 200 day moving average of $33.57. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Liberty Global PLC from an "equal weight" rating to an "underweight" rating and increased their price target for the stock from $22.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine raised Liberty Global PLC from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded up 0.15% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $34.02.

California Public Employees Retirement System grew its holdings by buying 1,800 shares an increase of 2.2% as of 06/30/2017. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $30.50. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & global copyright law. The original version of this news story can be accessed at Also, Director John C. Malone acquired 139,052 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 5th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $21.76 per share, for a total transaction of $4,856,527.36. Global Endowment Management LP boosted its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 23.0% in the second quarter. The company achieved year to date performance of 12.00% and disseminated yield of -3.22% for the past six months.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock.

07/16/2015 - JP Morgan began new coverage on Liberty Global plc giving the company a "overweight" rating.

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