Liberty Global plc [NASDAQ: LBTYA] closed the trading session at $25.65 on 07/08/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $25.32, while the highest price level was $25.89. The company report on June 26, 2021 that Liberty Global Schedules Investor Call for Second Quarter 2021 Results.
Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) announced plans to release its second quarter 2021 results on Thursday, July 29, 2021 after Nasdaq market close. You are invited to participate in its Investor Call, which will begin the following day at 09:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, July 30, 2021. During the call, management will discuss the Company’s results, and may provide forward-looking information. Please dial in using the information provided below at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
The stocks have a year to date performance of 5.90 percent and weekly performance of -5.56 percent. The stock has been moved at -2.17 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -6.42 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -0.23 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 1.06M shares, LBTYA reached to a volume of 1585467 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Liberty Global plc [LBTYA]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LBTYA shares is $36.59 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LBTYA stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
JP Morgan have made an estimate for Liberty Global plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 23, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Berenberg raised their target price from $21 to $27. The new note on the price target was released on December 11, 2020, representing the official price target for Liberty Global plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $25 to $33, while Goldman kept a Buy rating on LBTYA stock. On September 21, 2020, analysts increased their price target for LBTYA shares from 18 to 30.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Liberty Global plc is set at 0.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for LBTYA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.15. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.07, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.40. Price to Free Cash Flow for LBTYA in the course of the last twelve months was 4.74 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.
LBTYA stock trade performance evaluation
Liberty Global plc [LBTYA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.56. With this latest performance, LBTYA shares dropped by -6.42% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 11.91% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LBTYA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 33.64, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 26.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.61 for Liberty Global plc [LBTYA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 27.32, while it was recorded at 26.40 for the last single week of trading, and 24.73 for the last 200 days.
Liberty Global plc [LBTYA]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Liberty Global plc [LBTYA] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.48 and a Gross Margin at +37.02. Liberty Global plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -13.59.
Return on Total Capital for LBTYA is now 6.18, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -4.85. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -11.94, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.01. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Liberty Global plc [LBTYA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 120.37. Additionally, LBTYA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.62, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 27.83. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 110.77, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.27.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Liberty Global plc [LBTYA] managed to generate an average of -$70,783 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.42 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.22.Liberty Global plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.
Liberty Global plc [LBTYA]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $3,846 million, or 86.30% of LBTYA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LBTYA stocks are: HARRIS ASSOCIATES L P with ownership of 50,957,802, which is approximately 14.491% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 7,885,751 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $202.27 million in LBTYA stocks shares; and BAUPOST GROUP LLC/MA, currently with $196.41 million in LBTYA stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Liberty Global plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 113 institutional holders increased their position in Liberty Global plc [NASDAQ:LBTYA] by around 19,391,872 shares. Additionally, 111 investors decreased positions by around 23,583,640 shares, while 53 investors held positions by with 106,973,809 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 149,949,321 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LBTYA stock had 29 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,427,864 shares, while 31 institutional investors sold positions of 1,629,787 shares during the same period.