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Liberty Global plc (0XHS.L)

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26.37+0.63 (+2.46%)
As of 7:21AM BST. Market open.
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Previous close25.74
Open26.37
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask25.40 x 0
Day's range26.37 - 26.37
52-week range26.37 - 26.37
Volume3,449
Avg. volumeN/A
Market cap20.278B
Beta (5Y monthly)1.32
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.70
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend dateN/A
1y target estN/A
  • O2-Virgin Media boss faces biggest battle of his career
    The Telegraph

    O2-Virgin Media boss faces biggest battle of his career

    Virgin Media boss Lutz Schuler is getting used to winning. Downloads on his fibre broadband network hit a record high on March 31 as gamers feasted on the latest update to Call of Duty: Warzone, the first-person shooter played by 80m people. Such demand came just days before he survived two skirmishes of his own. In early April, Schuler emerged victorious from a tussle with O2 chief Mark Evans to become the leader of Virgin Media and the mobile network following their £31bn mega merger. A second triumph followed last week, when the competition watchdog provisionally backed the deal, batting away concerns that it would affect service quality and increase prices. But after winning these early battles, the towering German is now preparing for a longer war. Integrating the two companies will mean juggling job cuts and technical challenges while launching new mobile, TV and broadband bundles to compete with BT. Schuler only needs to look back 10 years to find a cautionary tale. The merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile to create the network Everything Everywhere sapped staff morale as they grappled with clashing systems and duplicated teams a year after the deal was announced. Despite slashing more than 2,500 jobs, boss Tom Alexander eventually made way for Orange executive Olaf Swantee after customers tumbled and profits slipped. Swantee accelerated the restructure, rebranding the network to EE and paring back the mobile mast estate before selling the network to BT for £12.5bn in 2016. Virgin Media and O2’s respective owners Liberty Global and Telefonica may have had the Orange-T-Mobile tie-up in the back of their mind when they handed Schluer his promotion. The 53-year-old finds himself on familiar ground once again after overseeing the merger of Hansenet with Telefonica’s German unit a decade ago.

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    The Independent

    Broadband buying guide: How to choose the best deals and packages for you

    Standard or fibre? Ethernet or wifi? Here’s what to look out for when choosing your provider

  • Virgin Media and O2’s £31bn merger won’t mean a bad deal for customers, says CMA
    The Independent

    Virgin Media and O2’s £31bn merger won’t mean a bad deal for customers, says CMA

    Watchdog says new telecoms giant will still have competition from rivals