Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 20,217,054 shares, an increase of 18.9% from the July 31st total of 17,009,713 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,632,495 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.4 days. Currently, 4.9% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Several research analysts have commented on QVCA shares. Craig Hallum set a $28.00 price objective on Liberty Interactive Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Aegis raised their price objective on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $31.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. Maxim Group reduced their price objective on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $39.00 to $37.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (up from $26.00) on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation in a report on Sunday, May 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.78.

Shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) opened at 21.86 on Friday. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 12 month low of $17.24 and a 12 month high of $26.00. The company has a market cap of $9.86 billion, a PE ratio of 22.70 and a beta of 1.21. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $23.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.00.

In other Liberty Interactive Corporation news, Director David E. Rapley sold 6,019 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.47, for a total transaction of $129,227.93. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,157 shares in the company, valued at approximately $218,070.79. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 296,131 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.12, for a total value of $6,254,286.72. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,030,300 shares in the company, valued at $42,879,936. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 2,342,522 shares of company stock worth $51,226,271. Company insiders own 10.68% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of QVCA. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 1.1% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 6,036 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 67 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 22,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $481,000 after buying an additional 72 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 0.8% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 11,378 shares of the company’s stock worth $279,000 after buying an additional 90 shares in the last quarter. Palladium Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 0.4% in the first quarter. Palladium Partners LLC now owns 24,068 shares of the company’s stock worth $482,000 after buying an additional 102 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Financial Architects Inc increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 2.3% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 7,269 shares of the company’s stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 162 shares in the last quarter. 90.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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