Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Shares Bought by Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C.

Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. raised its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 22.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 44,203 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,100 shares during the period. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC were worth $1,499,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 8,610 shares of the company’s stock valued at $277,000 after acquiring an additional 48 shares during the period. Jacobi Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 5,093 shares of the company’s stock valued at $162,000 after acquiring an additional 57 shares during the period. AXA increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. AXA now owns 9,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $305,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. High Pointe Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. High Pointe Capital Management LLC now owns 6,670 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,000 after acquiring an additional 360 shares during the period. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 17,740 shares of the company’s stock valued at $570,000 after acquiring an additional 432 shares during the period. 21.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, Director J David Wargo purchased 75,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $22.08 per share, for a total transaction of $1,656,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 119,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,637,345.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Malone sold 90,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.01, for a total value of $2,970,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,975,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $164,253,666.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 270,000 shares of company stock valued at $8,636,400. 3.93% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA) traded down $0.24 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.83. The company had a trading volume of 1,389,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,431,251. The firm has a market cap of $6,600.00, a PE ratio of 36.67 and a beta of 1.62. Liberty Global PLC has a 12 month low of $28.17 and a 12 month high of $37.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on LBTYA. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Global PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Liberty Global PLC from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG assumed coverage on Liberty Global PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $43.00 price target for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.13.

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Liberty Global PLC Profile

Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company’s tripleplay services are provided through networks and technology platforms that connect approximately 25 million customers subscribing to over 47 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services.

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