Liberty Global PLC Class A (LBTYA) Shares Bought by Epoch Investment Partners Inc.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,946,065 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 31,331 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned about 0.36% of Liberty Global PLC Class A worth $92,241,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. DF Dent & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in the 4th quarter worth approximately $202,000. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in the 4th quarter worth approximately $249,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in the 1st quarter worth approximately $251,000. Delpha Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in the 1st quarter worth approximately $264,000. Finally, Mint Tower Capital Management B.V. bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in the 1st quarter worth approximately $313,000. 22.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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In other news, Director J C. Sparkman sold 41,860 shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.88, for a total transaction of $1,208,916.80. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,202 shares in the company, valued at approximately $670,073.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Michael T. Fries purchased 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $28.91 per share, for a total transaction of $2,891,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 671,905 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,424,773.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 5.93% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Macquarie reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub raised Liberty Global PLC Class A from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, April 28th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in a report on Thursday, March 15th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global PLC Class A from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A in a report on Friday, May 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.67.

Shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A opened at $28.99 on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. 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 firm has a market cap of $23.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.35 and a beta of 1.60. Liberty Global PLC Class A has a 1-year low of $27.92 and a 1-year high of $39.73.

Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported ($1.47) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($1.55). The business had revenue of $4.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.10 billion. Liberty Global PLC Class A had a negative net margin of 20.88% and a negative return on equity of 35.66%. research analysts forecast that Liberty Global PLC Class A will post 0.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Liberty Global PLC Class A

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 PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

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