Liberty Global plc (LBTYA): Skating on Thin Ice? We Know the Answer

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Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) went down by -2.13% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $26.66. The company’s stock price has collected -6.41% of loss in the last five trading sessions. reported on 10/30/20 that These are the worst-performing stocks in October as Big Tech slumps

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Is It Worth Investing in Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ :LBTYA) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for LBTYA is at 1.31. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 17 who provided ratings for Liberty Global plc declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $36.23, which is $9.32 above the current price. LBTYA currently public float of 543.60M and currently shorts hold a 1.59% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LBTYA was 1.75M shares.

LBTYA’s Market Performance

LBTYA stocks went down by -6.41% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.54% and a quarterly performance of 7.22%, while its annual performance rate touched 18.82%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.32% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.76% for Liberty Global plc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.95% for LBTYA stocks with a simple moving average of 6.82% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LBTYA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LBTYA stocks, with Berenberg repeating the rating for LBTYA by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for LBTYA in the upcoming period, according to Berenberg is $27 based on the research report published on December 11th of the previous year 2020.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LBTYA reach a price target of $33, previously predicting the price at $25. The rating they have provided for LBTYA stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 02nd, 2020.

Barclays gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to LBTYA, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on September 21st of the previous year.

LBTYA Trading at -2.54% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LBTYA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.57% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.76%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.32%, as shares sank -3.45% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.88% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LBTYA fell by -6.41%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +13.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $25.07. In addition, Liberty Global plc saw 0.62% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LBTYA starting from Salvato Andrea, who sale 42,000 shares at the price of $24.05 back on Dec 30. After this action, Salvato Andrea now owns 45,810 shares of Liberty Global plc, valued at $1,010,089 using the latest closing price.

HALL BRYAN H, the EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary of Liberty Global plc, sale 37,877 shares at $22.29 during a trade that took place back on Nov 24, which means that HALL BRYAN H is holding 190,955 shares at $844,293 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LBTYA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +18.48 for the present operating margin
  • +37.02 for the gross margin

The net margin for Liberty Global plc stands at -13.59. The total capital return value is set at 6.18, while invested capital returns managed to touch -4.85. Equity return is now at value -12.30, with -3.20 for asset returns.

Based on Liberty Global plc (LBTYA), the company’s capital structure generated 120.37 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 54.62. Total debt to assets is 27.83, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 110.77. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 50.27.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.32, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.59. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.42 and the total asset turnover is 0.22. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.09.

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