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Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Director John C. Malone unloaded 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.30, for a total transaction of $4,130,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,824,195 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $240,539,254. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on LBTYA. 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 given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $71.22.

Shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded down 1.44% on Wednesday, hitting $42.37. 4,593,320 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 has a 50-day moving average of $42.92 and a 200-day moving average of $42.85. The company’s market cap is $33.025 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 $-0.12 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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