Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) is on recovery track with 21.31% gain from a 1-year low price of $19.24. The company lost -3.27% to attain the price of $23.34 on 02/11/2019. Throughout the recent session, the prices were hovering between $23.23 and $24.2313. These shares are 56.38% off its target price of $36.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $12.56B. The recent change has given its price a 4.86% lead over SMA 50 and -33.35% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 17.94% gains, -10.02% declines and -13.52% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found LBTYK’s volatility during a week at 2.73% and during a month it has been found around 3.24%.

Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $11 billion or 86.82% in LBTYK stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Harris Associates L P owns $1.27 billion in Liberty Global plc, which represents roughly 10.14% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.58% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Dodge & Cox, which owns 40,367,135 shares of the stock are valued at $974.06 million. The third largest holder is Eagle Capital Management Llc, which currently holds $943 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 7.51% of its market capitalization.

Liberty Global plc 13F Filings

At the end of September reporting period, 148 institutional holders increased their position in Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by some 36,970,064 shares, 194 decreased positions by 40,836,928 and 77 held positions by 378,225,367. That puts total institutional holdings at 456,032,359 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 36 new institutional investments totaling 11,808,881 shares while 66 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 9,895,771 shares.

Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Liberty Global plc disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that EVP & CFO Bracken Charles H R has sold 46,054 shares of Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) in trading session dated Sep. 17, 2018. These shares are worth $1,255,893 and were traded at $27.27 each. The SEC filing shows that Gould Paul A performed a sale of 17,929 shares. The Director disposed these shares by way of transaction on Jun. 06, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $28.24 per share worth to an income of some $506,315 on account of Gould Paul A.

Director, Sparkman J C, sold 41,860 common shares of Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) in the open market. In a transaction dated Jun. 04, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $28.88, raking in a sum of $1,208,917. After this sale, 26,301 common shares of LBTYK are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $613,865.

In the transaction dated May. 31, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Director; Dick John W disposed a total of 22,700 shares at an average price of $27.79, amounting to approximately $630,833. The insider now directly owns 62,505 shares worth $1,458,867.

Liberty Global plc (LBTYK) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK), with 7 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 3 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 6 buy, 1 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.06 average brokerage recommendation.