Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) saw an upside of 0.17% to close Tuesday at $29.41 after adding $0.05 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,023,820 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $30.03 in the past week. An average of 1,709,200 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,460,008.
LBTYA’s 1-month performance is 2.44% or $0.83 on its low of $27.38 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $18.73 and high of $30.58, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/28/21. YTD, LBTYA has achieved 21.43% or $5.19. However, the current price is down -3.83%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Aug 12, 62 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Liberty Global plc (LBTYA). BRACKEN CHARLES H R (EVP & CFO) most recently sold 43,330 shares at $28.73 per share on Aug 12. This transaction cost the insider $1,244,913. Director, GOULD PAUL A, sold 2,520 shares at a price of $27.39 on Jun 17. Then, on Jun 17, Director RAPLEY DAVID E sold 4,252 shares at a price of $27.68 per share. This transaction amounted to $117,713.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 130.82 and a low of 1.358. LBTYA stock has a beta of 1.24. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.26 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.61, with the price to cash flow ratio at 5.57.
Liberty Global plc’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.30, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30 meaning that LBTYA stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.53, while the total debt to equity was 0.57. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 55.90%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 39.06%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $6.77 billion against revenue of $11.98 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Liberty Global plc’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $2.87 billion against total debt of $17.48 billion. Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected LBTYA to announce $0.33 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $3.7, representing a 1,021.20% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.15 billion. LBTYA stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 22.0 billion, with total debt at $17.48 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $555.55 million
Let’s look briefly at Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 52.29% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 24.98%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $29.43, reflecting a -1.93% or -$0.58 change from its current price. LBTYA is currently trading +3.16% above its 20-day SMA, +6.64% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +10.19% and +20.73% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 50.01% and 58.19% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.80. The RSI (14) points at 53.65%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 38.42% with the period’s ATR at 0.78. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.10 and -0.23 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA), Jefferies upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Hold rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for LBTYA stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LBTYA as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is LBTYA’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $26.00 and a high of $57.00, with their median price target at $39.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) stock is $39.91.