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UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Downgrades Liberty Global on Near-Term Pressures


In a report published Wednesday, Goldman Sachs analyst Tim Boddy downgraded the rating on Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ: LBTYA) from Conviction List-Buy to Buy, and lowered the price target from $105.00 to $100.00.

In the report, Goldman Sachs noted, “We remove Liberty Global from our Conviction List - Buy to reflect ongoing near-term pressures in turning around the Virgin Media Business and a modest growth slowdown in 2015/16E in Germany given likely higher regulatory concessions at KBW, and now see opportunities with greater potential upside elsewhere in our coverage universe. These factors offset FX-driven upgrades to headline earnings. As a result we lower our 12-month price target to $100 from $105. Since we added LBTY to the Conviction List on July 11, 2013 the stock is -2.9% vs. the S&P500 at +2.1%. Over 12 months LBTY is +26.5% vs. +19.7%).”

Liberty Global PLC closed on Tuesday at $76.97.

Latest Ratings for LBTYA

Dec 2020BerenbergUpgradesSellHold
Dec 2020Goldman SachsUpgradesNeutralBuy
Sep 2020BarclaysUpgradesUnderweightEqual-Weight

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