Short Interest in Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) Drops By 10.8%
Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 24,029,695 shares, a decline of 10.8% from the November 15th total of 26,949,181 shares. Currently, 6.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 3,036,624 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.9 days.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on QVCA shares. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Interactive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. DA Davidson started coverage on Liberty Interactive in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Liberty Interactive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Citigroup lowered Liberty Interactive from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $27.00 to $22.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.50.
In other Liberty Interactive news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 679,997 shares of Liberty Interactive stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.74, for a total transaction of $15,463,131.78. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 2,335 shares of Liberty Interactive stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.08, for a total value of $56,226.80. Following the sale, the director now owns 955 shares in the company, valued at $22,996.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,286,785 shares of company stock worth $29,532,584 over the last 90 days. 10.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Liberty Interactive (QVCA) opened at $24.53 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $9,834.91, a P/E ratio of 14.01, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 0.73. Liberty Interactive has a 12-month low of $17.24 and a 12-month high of $26.00.
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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