Liberty Media Corporation (:FWONK) currently has an Average Broker Rating of 2.13. This number is based on the 4 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 159.

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Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $38.25 within the year. The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating.
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Most recently Liberty Media Corporation (:FWONK) posted quarterly earnings of $0.18 which compared to the sell-side estimates of -0.42. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $1.94. Shares have moved $3.7 over the past month and more recently, $-2.68 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 1 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

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Buy Ratings
2 analysts rate Liberty Media Corporation a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 50% of all the analyst ratings.

Earnings
Research analysts are predicting that Liberty Media Corporation (:FWONK) will report earnings of $-0.63 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Liberty Media Corporation (:FWONK) closed the last session at $30.51 and sees an average of 1179988.25 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $27.79 while the current level stands at 24.09% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved -9.84% over the past 12 weeks and -0.62% year to date.

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This article is informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell the stock.