Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) fell 2.5% during 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 brokerages have recently commented on QVCA. Axiom Securities lifted their price target on shares of Liberty Interactive Group from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Liberty Interactive Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Liberty Interactive Group in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Maxim Group began coverage on shares of Liberty Interactive Group in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target for the company. Finally, Wunderlich reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Liberty Interactive Group in a research report on Monday, May 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Liberty Interactive Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.89.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $25.72 and its 200-day moving average is $25.60. The company has a market capitalization of $9.91 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.20.

Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.03. On average, equities analysts expect that Liberty Interactive Group will post $1.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Michael A. George sold 150,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.02, for a total value of $4,053,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,081,179 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $29,213,456.58. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 3,890 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.89, for a total transaction of $100,712.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,065 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $571,262.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Liberty Interactive Group by 5.6% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 20,040,081 shares of the company’s stock worth $547,494,000 after buying an additional 1,054,881 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group by 38.0% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,004,761 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,450,000 after buying an additional 276,550 shares during the period. Crestwood Capital Management L.P. raised its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group by 25.5% in the fourth quarter. Crestwood Capital Management L.P. now owns 1,196,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,675,000 after buying an additional 243,360 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group by 23.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 853,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,331,000 after buying an additional 163,183 shares during the period. Finally, Chesapeake Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Interactive Group during the fourth quarter worth about $1,513,000.

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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