Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.08

News stories about Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 32 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) traded up 1.67% during trading on Friday, reaching $29.17. 4,268,066 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $26.16 and a 52 week high of $37.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $30.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.54 and a beta of 1.68. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $31.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.43.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC set a $42.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 16th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 14th. Macquarie reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research note on Sunday, February 19th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on shares of Liberty Global PLC from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.38.

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Liberty Global PLC Company 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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