Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is -9.19% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $15.22 and a high of $25.13 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The LBTYA stock was last observed hovering at around $17.00 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.19% off its average median price target of $27.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 52.25% off the consensus price target high of $36.00 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are 14.05% higher than the price target low of $20.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $17.19, the stock is -5.18% and -7.91% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.15 million and changing 1.12% at the moment leaves the stock -10.35% off its SMA200. LBTYA registered -25.13% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -10.93%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.64 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $8.07.
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The stock witnessed a -7.33% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -16.92%, and is 0.41% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.67% over the week and 2.87% over the month.
Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) has around 10100 employees, a market worth around $8.05B and $7.21B in sales. Profit margin for the company is -4.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 12.94% and -31.60% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.50%).
Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) is a “Overweight”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Liberty Global plc is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/09/2023.The EPS is expected to shrink by -94.90% this year.
Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 454.39M, and float is at 419.33M with Short Float at 1.28%.
Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) Insider Activity
A total of 58 insider transactions have happened at Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 24 and purchases happening 34 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by HALL BRYAN H,the company’sEVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary. SEC filings show that HALL BRYAN H sold 6,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 30 at a price of $20.04 per share for a total of $0.12 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.12 million shares.
Liberty Global plc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 28 that HALL BRYAN H (EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary) sold a total of 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 28 and was made at $19.77 per share for $0.2 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.13 million shares of the LBTYA stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 07, HALL BRYAN H (EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary) disposed off 5,000 shares at an average price of $20.76 for $0.1 million. The insider now directly holds 133,135 shares of Liberty Global plc (LBTYA).
Liberty Global plc (LBTYA): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) that is trading -29.77% down over the past 12 months and Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) that is -5.58% lower over the same period. DISH Network Corporation (DISH) is -68.24% down on the 1-year trading charts.