How Does Wall Street Rate Shares Of Liberty Global plc (LBTYK)?


Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) saw a downside of -1.04% to close Tuesday at $21.96 after subtracting -$0.23 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,049,980 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $22.42 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 2,066,780 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,812,742.

LBTYK’s 1-month performance is 12.90% or $2.61 on its low of $19.03 reached on 12/28/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $16.16 and high of $29.17, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/20/23. YTD, LBTYK has achieved 13.02% or $2.53 and has reached a new high 8 times. However, the current price is down -24.72% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

LBTYK stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Nov 23.Waldron Jason (SVP & CAO) most recently sold 7,193 shares at $20.40 per share on Nov 23. This transaction cost the insider $146,763. SVP & CAO, Waldron Jason, sold 10,803 shares at a price of $20.25 on Nov 22. Then, on Nov 22, EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary HALL BRYAN H sold 7,000 shares at a price of $20.10 per share. This transaction amounted to $140,667.

Valuation Metrics

Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.37 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.44.

The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $5.81 billion against revenue of $10.31 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending December 30 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected LBTYK to announce -$0.02 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.15, representing a 5,850.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $622.5 million. LBTYK stock balance sheet for the quarter ending December 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 19.13 billion, with total debt at $15.54 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $459.75 million.

Let’s look briefly at Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 62.71% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 25.76%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $21.94, reflecting a +0.78% or $0.17 change from its current price. LBTYK is currently trading +13.66% above its 20-day SMA, +1.43% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +15.09% and SMA200 by-13.75%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 87.93% and 88.33% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.46. The RSI (14) points at 63.42%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 72.94% with the period’s ATR at 0.47. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.22 and 0.44 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYK), Pivotal Research Group reiterated its a Buy rating for the company but lifted their price target by $30 to $25. Analysts offering their rating for LBTYK stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LBTYK as a “sell,”, while 5 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 LBTYK’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $23.00 and a high of $50.00, with their median price target at $27.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) stock is $28.52.


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