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Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) EVP Bryan H. Hall sold 3,011 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.51, for a total transaction of $124,986.61. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 19,353 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $803,343. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on LBTYA shares. 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 issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $71.22.

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 52-week low of $37.98 and a 52-week 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) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 50.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Liberty Global plc – Class A will post $-0.08 earnings per share 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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