Jefferies Maintains $48.0 Price Target On Liberty Global A (LBTYA), Maintains Buy Rating; PHAROL SGPS SA ORD PORTUGAL (PHRZF) Shorts Increased By 86.09%

PHAROL SGPS SA ORD PORTUGAL (OTCMKTS:PHRZF) had an increase of 86.09% in short interest. PHRZF’s SI was 274,300 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 86.09% from 147,400 shares previously. It closed at $0.29273 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 3, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 87% are positive. Liberty Global has $100 highest and $31 lowest target. $41.39’s average target is 7.53% above currents $38.49 stock price. Liberty Global had 46 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pivotal Research maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Monday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 16 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, October 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Redburn on Tuesday, July 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 24 by Pivotal Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of LBTYA in report on Monday, August 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research.

Pharol, SGPS S.A., through its 27.5% interest in Oi, S.A, provides telecommunication services in Portugal, Brazil, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Ireland. The company has market cap of $253.40 million. The firm was formerly known as Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA and changed its name to Pharol, SGPS S.A. in May 2015. It currently has negative earnings.

Analysts await Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $-0.16 earnings per share, down 106.53% or $2.61 from last year’s $2.45 per share. After $-0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Liberty Global plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -70.91% EPS growth.

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential clients and businesses internationally. The company has market cap of $36.91 billion. 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, set-top boxes, and pay-per-view programming. It has a 92.75 P/E ratio. The firm provides entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children, and ethnic and foreign channels.