There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.51, or -2.90%, to $17.07. Volume reached 14,319 shares, with price reaching a high of $17.1 and a low of $17.07. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Liberty Global to Present at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia & Technology Conference.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Entertainment industry segment, falling under the Communication Services sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $17.07 and fluctuated between $17.75 as its day high and $16.99 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Liberty Global plc is $8.79B. A total of 2.77 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.27M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LBTYA has seen 2 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 193 and the disposition of 44,799 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 99 BUYs and 80 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,134,249 shares during that period but sold 1,217,001.

In the most recent transaction, Waldron Jason sold 7,522 shares of LBTYA for 22.10 per share on Aug 16. After the transaction, the SVP & CAO now owns 36,432 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 08, Waldron Jason sold 14,277 shares at 22.18 per share. LBTYA shares that SVP & CAO owns now total 43,954.

Among the insiders who sold shares, HALL BRYAN H disposed of 11,000 shares on Jun 28 at a per-share price of $22.67. This resulted in the EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary holding 125,157 shares of LBTYA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, HALL BRYAN H sold 12,000 shares at $23.32 per share on Jun 27. Company shares held by the EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary now total 143,984.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LBTYA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $29.93 with high estimates of $37.40 and low estimates of $24.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LBTYA has a high of $30.58 and a low of $17.49.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 17 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LBTYA is Underweight with a score of 4.67. A total of 12 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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