Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 43.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,076,473 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 924,640 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.74% of Liberty Interactive Corporation worth $72,512,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dodge & Cox raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 19.0% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 28,349,750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $695,703,000 after purchasing an additional 4,527,707 shares in the last quarter. Harris Associates L P raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 2.6% in the second quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 24,183,983 shares of the company’s stock valued at $593,475,000 after purchasing an additional 618,514 shares in the last quarter. Makaira Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 5.5% in the second quarter. Makaira Partners LLC now owns 7,517,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $184,488,000 after purchasing an additional 390,716 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 5.1% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 6,256,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,533,000 after purchasing an additional 304,925 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 18.3% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 4,878,405 shares of the company’s stock valued at $119,716,000 after purchasing an additional 753,379 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.97% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) opened at $21.54 on Thursday. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 1 year low of $17.24 and a 1 year high of $26.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,975.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.76.

In other news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 481,558 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.00, for a total transaction of $10,594,276.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,030,300 shares in the company, valued at $44,666,600. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 6,019 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.47, for a total value of $129,227.93. Following the sale, the director now owns 10,157 shares in the company, valued at approximately $218,070.79. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,625,007 shares of company stock worth $80,657,719 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 10.68% of the company’s stock.

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A number of research analysts recently commented on QVCA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine lowered Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. DA Davidson started coverage on Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $33.00 target price for the company. Citigroup Inc. lowered Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their target price for the company from $27.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.88.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc (Evite).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA)

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