LBRDK stock: buy or sell?

LBRDK stock price: $99.98 0.81% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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Liberty Broadband grew a slightly fine 0.81% and closed at $99.98.

Liberty Broadband Corporation, a cable operator, provides video, Internet, and voice services to residential and commercial customers in the United States.

Should I buy LBRDK stock?

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Just 1 of our buy setups matches with Liberty Broadband stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Liberty Broadband stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for LBRDK stock in the last 30 days.

Is LBRDK a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-3-1TD Securitiesn/aBuy

LBRDK stock analysis

Daily outlook

Liberty Broadband grew a slightly fine 0.81% and closed at $99.98.

Liberty Broadband shares grew 0.81% to $99.98 today. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on January, LBRDK climbed $24.65 (32.72%). Since March when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, LBRDK price gained $10.71 per share (12.00%).

LBRDK stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Liberty Broadband slightly fell a disappointing -1.65% this week.

Liberty Broadband stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, LBRDK might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late January, LBRDK climbed $25.04 (33.41%). Since mid November 2018 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, LBRDK price gained $17.81 per share (21.67%).

LBRDK stock chart (weekly)

LBRDK stock price history

LBRDK IPO was on November 5th, 2014 at $44.96 per share1. Since then, LBRDK stock surged a 122.40%, with an average of 30.60% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in LBRDK stock in 2014, it would worth $1,224.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

LBRDK stock historical price chart

LBRDK stock reached 52-week highs on Friday at $101.84, and all-time highs 2017-09-07 with a price of 104.66.

LBRDK stock price target is $110.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. Currently, only 1 price forecast for Liberty Broadband stock was published in the last 30 days:
LBRDK stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-3-1TD SecuritiesRaises Target$105.00$110.004.8%
(in average)$105.00$110.005.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Liberty Broadband disappointed experts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.08 when the analysts' forecast was $0.38.
LBRDK earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.04n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.01n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.04n/a
2017-Q42018-03-30n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-020.06-0.08n/a
2018-Q22018-08-020.30.06-80.0%
2018-Q32018-11-010.60.33-45.0%
2018-Q42019-02-080.380.08-78.9%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an exceptional growth of 70.00% to $22.26 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plunged a -15,219.37% to 314.31%.

LBRDK annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$77 M-$-41.73 M-53.9%-
2014$69 M-10.75%$-134.61 M-195.0%222.56%
2015$91 M32.06%$-50.19 M-55.0%-62.72%
2016$31 M-66.46%$917 M2999.1%-1,927.77%
2017$13 M-57.20%$2,034 M15533.7%121.70%
2018$22 M70.00%$70 M314.3%-96.56%

Quarterly financial results

Liberty Broadband reported $3.58 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 1.65% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $14.80 M with a profit margin of 413.98%. Profit margin plummed a -1,281.27% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1,695.25%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Liberty Broadband sales marked a nice gain and stepped up a 3.68%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Liberty Broadband posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
LBRDK quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$3 M-$-14 M-460.2%-
2017-Q2$3 M-2.23%$-3 M-97.1%-79.38%
2017-Q3$3 M11.73%$-10 M-287.6%231.01%
2017-Q4$3 M0.55%$2,061 M59755.0%-20,993.65%
2018-Q1$12 M241.87%$-15 M-127.8%-100.73%
2018-Q2$3 M-71.41%$11 M313.9%-170.21%
2018-Q3$4 M4.36%$60 M1695.3%463.70%
2018-Q4$4 M1.65%$15 M414.0%-75.18%

Liberty Broadband ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Liberty Broadband shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 3.30% of all shares.

In case of Liberty Broadband stock, 68.56% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for LBRDK stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

LBRDKBCOMGTTRNETVG
Market cap$15.3 B$49.3 M$1.5 B$156.7 M$2.9 B
Total shares152.6 M29.5 M55.9 M19.5 M242.4 M
Float shares173.1 M14.4 M28.9 M11.6 M227.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)68.6%0.0%91.1%89.1%87.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.3%0.0%18.8%1.8%6.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

LBRDK summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$99.50
Close$99.98
Day range$99.50 - $100.66
Previous close$99.18
Session gain0.81%
Average true range$2.23
50d mov avg$95.57
100d mov avg$88.90
200d mov avg$84.79
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

Liberty Broadband performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Liberty Broadband against B Communications, GTT Communications, RigNet and Vonage in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
LBRDKLiberty Broadband10.99%27.53%40.24%
BCOMB Communications-63.70%-83.55%-85.41%
GTTGTT Communication...-15.30%-14.80%-41.61%
RNETRigNet-46.65%-51.68%-32.07%
VGVonage16.49%10.07%4.98%

Liberty Broadband competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Liberty Broadband. We selected 4 companies as Liberty Broadband competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.