$3.25 Billion in Sales Expected for Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) This Quarter
Equities analysts forecast that Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) will report sales of $3.25 billion for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Liberty Interactive’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $3.24 billion and the highest is $3.25 billion. Liberty Interactive reported sales of $3.13 billion during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.8%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th.
On average, analysts expect that Liberty Interactive will report full-year sales of $3.25 billion for the current fiscal year. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $10.61 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $10.58 billion to $10.66 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Liberty Interactive.
QVCA has been the topic of several research reports. Citigroup dropped their price objective on shares of Liberty Interactive from $28.00 to $27.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Interactive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty Interactive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Liberty Interactive currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $29.50.
In other news, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total value of $101,136.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 2,335 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.08, for a total transaction of $56,226.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,996.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,286,785 shares of company stock worth $29,532,584 in the last 90 days. 10.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive by 30.6% in the third quarter. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL now owns 37,301 shares of the company’s stock valued at $879,000 after acquiring an additional 8,742 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive by 1.8% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,197,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,225,000 after acquiring an additional 21,148 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of Liberty Interactive in the third quarter valued at approximately $1,059,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive by 95.5% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 24,972 shares of the company’s stock valued at $589,000 after acquiring an additional 12,197 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive by 60.4% in the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 99,756 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,351,000 after acquiring an additional 37,557 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.07% of the company’s stock.
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About Liberty Interactive
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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