Analyzing Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) After Recent Trading Activity


Liberty Global plc’s filing revealed that its EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary HALL BRYAN H unloaded Company’s shares for reported $0.2 million on Aug 24. In the deal valued at $18.92 per share,10,600 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, HALL BRYAN H now holds 138,902 shares worth roughly $ 2.69 million.

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Then, Salvato Andrea sold 50,000 shares, generating $946,410 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $18.93, the EVP, Chief Development Officer now owns 121,905 shares.

Before that, BRACKEN CHARLES H R sold 50,000 shares. Liberty Global plc shares valued at $870,680 were divested by the EVP & CFO at a price of $17.41 per share. As a result of the transaction, BRACKEN CHARLES H R now holds 52,013 shares, worth roughly $1.01 million.

Pivotal Research Group reiterated its Liberty Global plc [LBTYK] rating to a Buy in a research note published on Monday, December 17, 2019; the price target was $25. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of 22.52 to its Monday closing price.

Price Performance Review of LBTYK

On Monday, Liberty Global plc [NASDAQ:LBTYK] saw its stock jump 3.03% to $19.37. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $18.92, but rose to a high of $19.39. Over the last five days, the stock has gained 1.84%. Liberty Global plc shares have fallen nearly -0.31% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have fallen -12.75% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $22.78 was reached on 02/02/23, a 52-week low of $16.16 was recorded on 06/02/23. SMA at 50 days reached $18.93, while 200 days put it at $19.74. A total of 1.51 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 2.31 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For LBTYK Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 19.06, which if violated will result in even more drops to 18.76. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 19.53. A further resistance level may holdings at 19.70. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 52.58, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at -0.22, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 39.80%. Stochastics %K at 37.39% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in Liberty Global plc?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Liberty Global plc stocks on Aug 14, 2023, growing by 0.91 million shares to a total of 9.16 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jul 13, 2023 was 8.25 million shares. There was a rise of 9.93%, which implies that there is a positive sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 4.16% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) rose to 4.

Liberty Global plc [LBTYK] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Baupost Group LLC, it is revealed that the company now owns 45,004,310 shares, or roughly 18.75% of the outstanding LBTYK shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have fallen by -2,500,000 from its previous 13-F filing of 47504310.0. Additionally, ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC increased 15.85% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $206,607,181. Over the last quarter, Artisan Partners LP sold -43,801 shares of Liberty Global plc, while BlackRock Fund Advisors sold 148,609 shares. At present, Lyrical Asset Management LP is holding 7,215,782 shares valued at $142.58 million. MFN Partners Management LP owned 6,706,460 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $132.52 million.

According to FactSet, Liberty Global plc’s share price will average $28.45 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 38.3 percent from its previous closing price of $18.80. Analysts expect Liberty Global plc stock to reach the higher price of $51.00, while the lowest price estimate is $20.90. However, 15 analysts have rated LBTYK stock as an Overweight in their predictions for 2023.


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