Gateway Investment Advisers LLC increased its stake in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 197,337 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,477 shares during the period. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings in Liberty Global were worth $5,557,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Allianz Asset Management GmbH acquired a new position in Liberty Global in the 1st quarter valued at $308,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its stake in Liberty Global by 16.5% in the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 14,637 shares of the company’s stock valued at $445,000 after buying an additional 2,072 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC acquired a new position in Liberty Global in the 1st quarter valued at $263,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Liberty Global in the 1st quarter valued at $339,000. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in Liberty Global by 21.0% in the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 213,533 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,497,000 after buying an additional 37,100 shares during the last quarter. 58.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

LBTYK has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet lowered shares of Liberty Global from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine raised shares of Liberty Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Liberty Global stock traded down $0.41 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $24.51. The company had a trading volume of 3,338,098 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,840,142. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.98, a current ratio of 0.36 and a quick ratio of 0.36. Liberty Global PLC has a 52 week low of $22.56 and a 52 week high of $37.86.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $3.05 billion during the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative net margin of 11.46% and a negative return on equity of 27.88%.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYK)

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