Liberty Interactive Corporation Target of Unusually High Options Trading (QVCA)
Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,219 call options on the stock. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 call options.
Shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) opened at $24.22 on Friday. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a one year low of $17.24 and a one year high of $26.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The firm has a market cap of $15,360.00, a P/E ratio of 13.56, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.32.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. UBS AG raised their price target on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from $27.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $27.00 to $22.00 in a report on Thursday, September 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Liberty Interactive Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.78.
In related news, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total transaction of $101,136.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 2,335 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.08, for a total transaction of $56,226.80. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 955 shares in the company, valued at $22,996.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,582,916 shares of company stock worth $35,786,871 over the last three months. Insiders own 10.68% of the company’s stock.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 24.8% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 13,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $332,000 after purchasing an additional 2,694 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 52.0% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,151,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $52,806,000 after buying an additional 735,965 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 19.8% during the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 156,014 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,823,000 after buying an additional 25,805 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 36.8% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 62,199 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,526,000 after buying an additional 16,735 shares during the period. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA boosted its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 100,635 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,470,000 after buying an additional 1,894 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.69% of the company’s stock.
Liberty Interactive Corporation Company 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).
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