Zeroing in on Company Shares of Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) are being monitored closely by investors today as the name is currently priced at $27.72, a -2.29% difference from where it most recently opened.  So where is the stock headed from here?  We will take a quick look here at how the stock has performed recently.

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Based on recent analysis, Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) shares have been seen trading -2.39% off of the 50-day peak and 14.59% away from the 50-day bottom. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 4.76% away from the 20-day moving average and 6.79% off of the 50-day average. If we take a longer approach, shares have been trading 7.71% away from the 200-day moving average.

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Over the last year, Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA)’s stock has performed -10.12%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 9.65%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 29.90%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 26.46% for the quarter, 6.17% over the past month, and -0.29% over the past week.

RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Pulling back the curtain on Liberty Global Plc’s Return on Assets (ROA), we note that they currently have 1.30% ROA, which is an indicator of how profitable they are relative to their total assets.  ROA lets us know how efficient management is.  ROA is calculated by dividing annual earnings by total assets.  Liberty Global Plc’s Return on Equity (ROE) is 13.70%, revealing how much profit they generate with shareholder’s money.  ROE is calculated by dividing net income by shareholder’s equity.  Liberty Global Plc’s Return on Investment (ROI), a measure used to evaluate the stock’s efficiency, calculated by the return of an investment divided by the cost, is 1.00%. 

Analysts recommend 2.00 on this stock on a consensus basis (1-5 scale).  These are sell-side experts who dedicate their career covering specific stocks.