Liberty Interactive (QVCA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ:QVCA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Interactive earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5775024948974 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ:QVCA) remained flat at $$26.77 during midday trading on Friday. 2,046,105 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,468,496. Liberty Interactive has a twelve month low of $17.24 and a twelve month high of $27.13. The company has a market capitalization of $12,023.20, a PE ratio of 24.34, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.18.

Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ:QVCA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.06. Liberty Interactive had a net margin of 5.01% and a return on equity of 11.03%. analysts expect that Liberty Interactive will post 1.82 EPS for the current year.

QVCA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup lowered shares of Liberty Interactive from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $27.00 to $22.00 in a report on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Liberty Interactive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Liberty Interactive from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, UBS Group raised their target price on shares of Liberty Interactive from $27.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Liberty Interactive presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.00.

In related news, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of Liberty Interactive stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total transaction of $101,136.00. The sale 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 3,765 shares of Liberty Interactive stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.38, for a total transaction of $99,320.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 10.68% 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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