Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) shares traded down 2.5% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $26.05 and last traded at $26.07, with a volume of 1,081,965 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.74.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Liberty Interactive Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Axiom Securities raised their price target on Liberty Interactive Group from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive Group in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Wunderlich restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Liberty Interactive Group in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, Maxim Group assumed coverage on Liberty Interactive Group in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Liberty Interactive Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.89.

The stock has a market cap of $12.65 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.95. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $25.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.64.

Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $2.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.35 billion. Equities research analysts anticipate that Liberty Interactive Group will post $1.14 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Michael A. George sold 150,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.24, for a total transaction of $3,936,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,081,179 shares in the company, valued at $28,370,136.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 3,890 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.89, for a total transaction of $100,712.10. Following the transaction, the director now owns 22,065 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $571,262.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in QVCA. Brown Advisory Inc. increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 44,270 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,209,000 after buying an additional 1,664 shares during the period. Andra AP fonden increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 120,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,287,000 after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 60,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,645,000 after buying an additional 3,465 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 88,358 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,414,000 after buying an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 9.6% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 56,097 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,533,000 after buying an additional 4,912 shares during the last quarter.

Liberty Interactive Corporation (Liberty) owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the video and on-line commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries QVC, Inc (QVC), Backcountry.com, Inc (Backcountry), Bodybuilding.com, LLC (Bodybuilding), CommerceHub and Evite, Inc (Evite) and its equity affiliates Expedia, Inc (Expedia), HSN, Inc (HSN), FTD Companies, Inc (FTD), Interval Leisure Group, Inc (Interval Leisure Group) and LendingTree, Inc (LendingTree).

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