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Barclays Lowers Estimates and Price Target on Liberty Global (LBTYA); Strong Operations, Offset By Currency Issues

June 8, 2012 1:12 PM EDT Send to a Friend
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Barclays maintains an 'Overweight' on Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) price target of $54.00 (from $56.00).

Analyst, James M. Ratcliffe, said that Lberty continue to impress, reporting strong operatiions despite a difficult marco/FX environment. Ratcliffe says his price target reduction is solely because of shift in forex. As well, he lowers Q2 and FY12 net additions to 327,000 and 1.6 million, respectively. FY12 EPS estimate was also lowered from $1.18 to -0.43 and FY13 from $1.36 to -0.17. (Ratcliffe noted that the company had hedged, but unfortunately, not for EUR/USD changes)

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Shares of Liberty Global closed at $47.16 yesterday.




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