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Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) EVP Bryan H. Hall sold 2,989 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total transaction of $128,527.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 19,353 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $832,179. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

LBTYA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from $46.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Monday, August 18th. Separately, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 11th. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from $51.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.22.

Shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded up 1.25% on Wednesday, hitting $43.75. 3,534,472 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Liberty Global plc – Class A has a 1-year low of $37.98 and a 1-year high of $46.464. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $43.07 and its 200-day moving average is $42.83. The company’s market cap is $34.100 billion.

Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported ($0.32) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.38. The company had revenue of $4.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 50.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Liberty Global plc – Class A will post $-0.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries.

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