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How to buy Liberty Global stock | $25.1

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Liberty Global plc is an entertainment business based in the US. Liberty Global shares (LBTYA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Liberty Global employs 20,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Liberty Global

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Liberty Global. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LBTYA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Liberty Global reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$25.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Liberty Global, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Liberty Global. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Liberty Global share price

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Liberty Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$25.1
52-week rangeUSD$15.235 - USD$25.76
50-day moving average USD$23.3488
200-day moving average USD$22.3039
Wall St. target priceUSD$32.39
PE ratio 0.9832
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$18.42

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Is it a good time to buy Liberty Global stock?

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Liberty Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.1 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-12) -1.30%
1 month (2020-12-22) 5.55%
3 months (2020-10-20) 17.84%
6 months (2020-07-20) 9.37%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 13.27%
3 years (2018-01-19) 37.18
5 years (2016-01-20) 32.4

Is Liberty Global under- or over-valued?

Valuing Liberty Global stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Liberty Global's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Liberty Global's P/E ratio

Liberty Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Liberty Global shares trade at around 1x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Liberty Global's PEG ratio

Liberty Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.61. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Liberty Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Liberty Global's EBITDA

Liberty Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Liberty Global's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Liberty Global financials

Revenue TTM USD$11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.51%
Gross profit TTM USD$8.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.4%
Return on equity TTM -13.85%
Profit margin -17.2%
Book value $22.433
Market capitalisation USD$14 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Liberty Global shares

There are currently 7.3 million Liberty Global shares held short by investors – that's known as Liberty Global's "short interest". This figure is 8.7% down from 8.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Liberty Global shares can be evaluated.

Liberty Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Liberty Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Liberty Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Liberty Global shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Liberty Global's SIR currently stands at 4.12. In other words for every 100,000 Liberty Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4120 shares are currently held short.

However Liberty Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Liberty Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable Liberty Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Liberty Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Liberty Global shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.062% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Liberty Global shares, roughly 62 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Liberty Global.

Find out more about how you can short Liberty Global stock.

Liberty Global's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Liberty Global.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Liberty Global's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.06

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Liberty Global's overall score of 16.06 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Liberty Global is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Liberty Global's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.2/100

Liberty Global's environmental score of 1.2 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Liberty Global is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Liberty Global's social score

Social score: 8.91/100

Liberty Global's social score of 8.91 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Liberty Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Liberty Global's governance score

Governance score: 6.35/100

Liberty Global's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Liberty Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Liberty Global's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Liberty Global scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Liberty Global has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Liberty Global plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.06
Total ESG percentile 14.3
Environmental score 1.2
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 8.91
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.35
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Liberty Global share dividends

We're not expecting Liberty Global to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Liberty Global's shares ever split?

Liberty Global's shares were split on a 9:8 basis on 21 June 2016. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 9 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Liberty Global shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 11.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Liberty Global shares which in turn could have impacted Liberty Global's share price.

Liberty Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Liberty Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.235 up to $25.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LBTYA.US volatility(beta: 1.34)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Liberty Global's is 1.3381. This would suggest that Liberty Global's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Liberty Global overview

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 Wi-Fi and Internet services, such as email, address book, and parental controls; security; online storage solutions and Web spaces; and Connect Box, a connectivity device that delivers in-home Wi-Fi coverage. The company also provides community Wi-Fi via routers in home, which provides access to the Internet; public Wi-Fi access points in train stations, hotels, bars, restaurants, and other public places. In addition, its cable operations comprise various tiers of digital video programming and audio services, as well as offers digital video recorders, multimedia home gateway systems, and various mobile applications. The company's channel offerings include general entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children, and ethnic and foreign channels. Further, it provides mobile services, such as voice, short message service, and Internet access; and circuit-switched telephony services. Additionally, the company offers voice, advanced data, video, wireless, cloud-based services, and mobile and converged fixed-mobile services to small or home offices, small businesses, and medium and large enterprises, as well as on a wholesale basis to other operators. Liberty Global plc was founded in 2004 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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