News articles about Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4771951671004 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Liberty Global (LBTYA) Given New $41.00 Price Target at Pivotal Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Global (LBTYA) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Global (LBTYA) Lowered to “Hold” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Global invests US$7.5m in Samba TV (digitaltveurope.com)
- Financial Survey: Liberty Global (LBTYA) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of NASDAQ:LBTYA traded up $0.52 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $32.08. 1,677,009 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,114,477. The company has a market cap of $24,957.24, a P/E ratio of -14.01, a PEG ratio of 5.50 and a beta of 1.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.95, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.43. Liberty Global has a one year low of $28.17 and a one year high of $39.73.
Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on Liberty Global from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Morgan Stanley raised Liberty Global from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Citigroup boosted their target price on Liberty Global from $37.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Pivotal Research boosted their target price on Liberty Global from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $41.46.
Liberty Global Company Profile
Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes.
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