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Analyzing the Price-to-Earnings Ratio of Liberty Global plc (LBTYA)

The price-to-earnings ratio for Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is above average at 56.51x. The 36-month beta value for LBTYA is also noteworthy at 1.27. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 10 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for LBTYA is $28.46, which is $10.25 above than the current price. The public float for LBTYA is 419.33M, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.31% of that float. The average trading volume of LBTYA on March 16, 2023 was 1.51M shares.

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LBTYA) stock’s latest price update

Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA)’s stock price has increased by 1.20 compared to its previous closing price of 18.26. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -3.14% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

LBTYA’s Market Performance

Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) has seen a -3.14% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -12.33% decline in the past month and a -3.85% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.08%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.76% for LBTYA. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -7.92% for LBTYA stock, with a simple moving average of -7.46% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LBTYA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LBTYA stocks, with Bernstein repeating the rating for LBTYA by listing it as a “Mkt Perform.” The predicted price for LBTYA in the upcoming period, according to Bernstein is $23 based on the research report published on January 12th of the current year 2023.

LBTYA Trading at -10.53% 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 -30.19% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.76%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.08%, as shares sank -12.08% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.38% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LBTYA fell by -3.14%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -24.97% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $19.94. In addition, Liberty Global plc saw -2.38% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LBTYA starting from HALL BRYAN H, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $20.76 back on Mar 07. After this action, HALL BRYAN H now owns 133,135 shares of Liberty Global plc, valued at $103,802 using the latest closing price.

Waldron Jason, the SVP & CAO of Liberty Global plc, sale 7,193 shares at $20.40 during a trade that took place back on Nov 23, which means that Waldron Jason is holding 35,683 shares at $146,763 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LBTYA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +3.14 for the present operating margin
  • +25.72 for the gross margin

The net margin for Liberty Global plc stands at +8.23. Equity return is now at value 6.10, with 3.40 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.61.


In summary, Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) has had a bad performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.