DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Sells 71,136 Shares of Liberty Global (LBTYA)

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale decreased its stake in shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 67.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 34,265 shares of the company’s stock after selling 71,136 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Liberty Global were worth $1,116,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of LBTYA. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Global in the 1st quarter valued at about $5,236,000. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. raised its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 3.3% in the 1st quarter. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. now owns 54,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,716,000 after acquiring an additional 1,750 shares in the last quarter. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY raised its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 1.6% in the 1st quarter. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY now owns 129,881 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,067,000 after acquiring an additional 2,001 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 6.2% in the 1st quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 37,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,187,000 after acquiring an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 3.8% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 238,240 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,459,000 after acquiring an additional 8,646 shares in the last quarter. 23.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Liberty Global stock opened at $29.22 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a current ratio of 0.33. The stock has a market cap of $23.91 billion, a PE ratio of -12.76, a PEG ratio of 5.76 and a beta of 1.62. Liberty Global has a 12 month low of $28.00 and a 12 month high of $39.73.



Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.68) EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $3.99 billion for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative net margin of 20.88% and a negative return on equity of 35.66%. research analysts forecast that Liberty Global will post 0.54 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have weighed in on LBTYA. Macquarie reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub raised Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, April 28th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Liberty Global presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.67.

About Liberty Global

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

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