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) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Liberty Global rose $1.27 (1.6%) to $82.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,835,625 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,924,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $81.72-$83.52 after having opened the day at $81.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.60. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:
), up 6.4%,
), up 5.5%,
), up 3.8% and
), up 3.6%.
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Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Liberty Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.
- You can view the full Liberty Global Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 10.5%,
), down 6.2%,
), down 4.3% and
), down 3.8% , were all laggards within the media industry with
) being today's media industry laggard.
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