Liberty Global Ltd (LBTYA) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of Liberty Global Ltd (NASDAQ: LBTYA) has jumped by 0.42 compared to previous close of 16.60. Despite this, the company has seen a fall of -0.36% in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2024-02-26 that The latest 13F regulatory filings that disclose the buying and selling of stocks among hedge funds have recently been released. As is always the case, the filings reveal some interesting moves among the world’s best investors.

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

The 36-month beta value for LBTYA is at 1.17. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 rating it as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The public float for LBTYA is 164.75M, and currently, shorts hold a 1.24% of that float. The average trading volume for LBTYA on April 03, 2024 was 1.57M shares.

LBTYA’s Market Performance

LBTYA’s stock has seen a -0.36% decrease for the week, with a -4.14% drop in the past month and a -6.19% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.46%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.50% for Liberty Global Ltd. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.87% for LBTYA’s stock, with a -4.44% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LBTYA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LBTYA stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for LBTYA by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for LBTYA in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $20 based on the research report published on March 18, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Buy” to LBTYA, setting the target price at $24 in the report published on February 09th of the current year.

LBTYA Trading at -8.22% 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 -18.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.50%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.46%, as shares sank -2.69% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -14.07% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LBTYA fell by -0.36%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -3.19% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $16.96. In addition, Liberty Global Ltd saw -6.19% 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 Salvato Andrea, who sale 32,403 shares at the price of $17.70 back on Mar 28 ’24. After this action, Salvato Andrea now owns 102,286 shares of Liberty Global Ltd, valued at $573,452 using the latest closing price.

HALL BRYAN H, the EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary of Liberty Global Ltd, sale 15,000 shares at $18.68 during a trade that took place back on Mar 11 ’24, which means that HALL BRYAN H is holding 129,934 shares at $280,214 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LBTYA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -0.03 for the present operating margin
  • 0.68 for the gross margin

The net margin for Liberty Global Ltd stands at -0.54. The total capital return value is set at -0.01. Equity return is now at value -19.53, with -9.54 for asset returns.

Based on Liberty Global Ltd (LBTYA), the company’s capital structure generated 0.48 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.12. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.91. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is -0.23.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 344.8 million with net debt to EBITDA at 46.41. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.02. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.61for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.18. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.30.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Liberty Global Ltd (LBTYA) has had a bad performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others 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.

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