Liberty Global (LBTYA) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Global earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.844788490462 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on LBTYA shares. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Global from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Liberty Global from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Buckingham Research boosted their price objective on shares of Liberty Global from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.46.

NASDAQ LBTYA traded up $0.75 on Tuesday, reaching $31.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,345,393 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,112,357. 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 52 week low of $28.17 and a 52 week high of $39.73.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.68) earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $3.99 billion for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 21.22% and a negative net margin of 15.83%. equities research analysts forecast that Liberty Global will post 0.59 EPS for the current year.

Liberty Global declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, December 18th that authorizes the company to buyback $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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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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