Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ:LVNTA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a $62.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 10.18% from the stock’s current price.

According to Zacks, “The Liberty Ventures Group is primarily focused on business investments. The Company owns interests in home shopping television networks and lifestyle and travel services Internet websites. The Liberty Ventures Group is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. “

Several other research firms have also issued reports on LVNTA. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Buckingham Research began coverage on Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $71.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.80.

Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures (LVNTA) traded up $2.03 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $56.27. The stock had a trading volume of 1,170,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 834,600. The company has a market capitalization of $4,642.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.38 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures has a 52 week low of $36.69 and a 52 week high of $62.41.

In other Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures news, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 3,765 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.38, for a total transaction of $99,320.70. Following the sale, the director now owns 9,545 shares in the company, valued at $251,797.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total value of $101,136.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 5,857 shares in the company, valued at approximately $137,756.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 334,489 shares of company stock worth $7,711,006.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of LVNTA. FMR LLC increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 673.6% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,270,883 shares of the company’s stock valued at $66,455,000 after acquiring an additional 1,106,607 shares during the last quarter. Cat Rock Capital Management LP bought a new position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures in the second quarter valued at $37,466,000. Foxhaven Asset Management LP bought a new position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures in the second quarter valued at $32,645,000. Brown Advisory Inc. increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 40.2% in the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,078,671 shares of the company’s stock valued at $62,078,000 after acquiring an additional 309,352 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 74.7% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 504,211 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,158,000 after acquiring an additional 215,580 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.56% of the company’s stock.

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About Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures

Liberty Interactive Corporation (Liberty) owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries QVC, Inc (QVC), Backcountry.com, Inc (Backcountry), Bodybuilding.com, LLC (Bodybuilding), CommerceHub and Evite, Inc (Evite) and its equity affiliates Expedia, Inc (Expedia), HSN, Inc (HSN), FTD Companies, Inc (FTD), Interval Leisure Group, Inc (Interval Leisure Group) and LendingTree, Inc (LendingTree).

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