Equities analysts expect that Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) will announce earnings of ($0.18) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Liberty Global plc – Class A’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.22) and the highest is ($0.13). Liberty Global plc – Class A reported earnings per share of ($0.16) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 12.5%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Monday, May 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Liberty Global plc – Class A will report full year earnings of ($0.06) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.09) to ($0.02). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.51 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Liberty Global plc – Class A.

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Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.42) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by ($0.29). The firm had revenue of $850.10 million for the quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on LILA shares. raised shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. HSBC raised shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. raised shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Barclays lowered shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $24.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.19.

Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) remained flat at $$23.43 during trading hours on Friday. 305,410 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 237,456. Liberty Global plc – Class A has a 12-month low of $20.09 and a 12-month high of $24.00. The company has a market capitalization of $4,010.63, a P/E ratio of -5.04 and a beta of 1.60.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Sapience Investments LLC bought a new position in Liberty Global plc – Class A during the fourth quarter worth $4,377,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A by 94.5% during the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 59,840 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,206,000 after acquiring an additional 29,068 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in Liberty Global plc – Class A by 67.9% during the fourth quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 3,486,943 shares of the company’s stock worth $70,262,000 after acquiring an additional 1,409,681 shares in the last quarter. Portland Investment Counsel Inc. bought a new position in Liberty Global plc – Class A during the fourth quarter worth $1,965,000. Finally, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new position in Liberty Global plc – Class A during the fourth quarter worth $546,000. 20.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Liberty Global plc – Class A

LiLAC Group provides various broadband services over cable distribution systems, and mobile services in Chile and Puerto Rico. It offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet, and fixed-line telephony services in 34 communities within Santiago; and 42 communities outside Santiago, including Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, as well as smaller cities across Chile.

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