Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) CFO Charles H. R. Bracken sold 46,054 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.27, for a total transaction of $1,255,892.58. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Shares of Liberty Global stock traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $25.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,055,030 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,901,730. Liberty Global PLC has a one year low of $24.47 and a one year high of $39.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 37.29 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a current ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.98.
Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.68. Liberty Global had a negative net margin of 11.46% and a negative return on equity of 27.88%. The firm had revenue of $3.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.06 billion. On average, research analysts forecast that Liberty Global PLC will post 0.08 EPS for the current year.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sciencast Management LP bought a new position in shares of Liberty Global during the first quarter valued at about $665,000. Raffles Associates LP bought a new stake in Liberty Global in the second quarter worth about $413,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in Liberty Global by 20.5% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,223,866 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,705,000 after acquiring an additional 208,107 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in Liberty Global by 282.5% in the second quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 24,508 shares of the company’s stock worth $675,000 after acquiring an additional 18,100 shares during the period. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new stake in Liberty Global in the second quarter worth about $1,590,000. 21.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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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