Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the firm. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.67.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Liberty Interactive Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. FBR & Co decreased their price objective on Liberty Interactive Group from $30.00 to $25.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, August 12th. Axiom Securities decreased their price objective on Liberty Interactive Group from $34.00 to $29.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Wunderlich decreased their price objective on Liberty Interactive Group from $38.00 to $33.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Finally, FBN Securities raised Liberty Interactive Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th.

In other news, Director David E. Rapley sold 6,019 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.09, for a total value of $126,940.71. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 16,046 shares in the company, valued at $338,410.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Christopher W. Shean sold 4,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.78, for a total value of $186,144.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 91,003 shares in the company, valued at $3,529,096.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.78% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. First Mercantile Trust Co. raised its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 9.0% in the third quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 175,704 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,515,000 after buying an additional 14,497 shares during the last quarter. Telemus Capital LLC raised its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 56.8% in the third quarter. Telemus Capital LLC now owns 26,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $529,000 after buying an additional 9,569 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 555.7% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 230,963 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,622,000 after buying an additional 195,739 shares during the last quarter. Cowen Group Inc. bought a new stake in Liberty Interactive Group during the second quarter valued at about $393,000. Finally, Cove Street Capital LLC raised its stake in Liberty Interactive Group by 3.5% in the second quarter. Cove Street Capital LLC now owns 205,560 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,215,000 after buying an additional 6,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 87.68% of the company’s stock.

Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) opened at 19.43 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $20.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.97 and a beta of 1.26. Liberty Interactive Group has a 12 month low of $18.42 and a 12 month high of $28.71.

Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.03. Liberty Interactive Group had a return on equity of 11.64% and a net margin of 5.93%. On average, equities analysts forecast that Liberty Interactive Group will post $1.01 EPS for the current year.

About Liberty Interactive Group

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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