Dodge & Cox increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 19.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,349,750 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,527,707 shares during the quarter. Dodge & Cox owned 6.29% of Liberty Interactive Corporation worth $695,703,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 33,386,058 shares of the company’s stock worth $668,390,000 after buying an additional 1,209,952 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 8.5% in the 1st quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 18,010,441 shares of the company’s stock valued at $360,569,000 after purchasing an additional 1,413,144 shares during the period. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 1.7% in the 1st quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 9,852,871 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,254,000 after purchasing an additional 161,089 shares during the period. Makaira Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 19.9% in the 1st quarter. Makaira Partners LLC now owns 7,127,117 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,685,000 after purchasing an additional 1,180,808 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 1.5% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,951,771 shares of the company’s stock valued at $119,148,000 after purchasing an additional 86,519 shares during the period. 88.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ QVCA) traded up 1.82% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $23.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 781,265 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $22.52 and a 200-day moving average of $22.42. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 52-week low of $17.24 and a 52-week high of $26.00. The firm has a market cap of $10.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.45 and a beta of 1.23.

In other news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 481,558 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.00, for a total transaction of $10,594,276.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,030,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $44,666,600. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 762,121 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.24, for a total transaction of $16,187,450.04. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,030,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $43,123,572. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 2,342,522 shares of company stock worth $51,226,271 in the last three months. Insiders own 10.68% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub downgraded Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. FBR & Co lifted their price target on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Aegis lifted their price target on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $31.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Liberty Interactive Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.11.

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA)

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