Citigroup Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:LVNTA) by 55.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,388 shares of the company’s stock after selling 23,134 shares during the quarter. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Interactive Corporation were worth $961,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,191,159 shares of the company’s stock worth $275,383,000 after purchasing an additional 253,058 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 14,891.7% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,550,325 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,917,000 after purchasing an additional 3,526,643 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,420,724 shares of the company’s stock worth $178,869,000 after purchasing an additional 67,056 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC lifted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 5.7% during the 1st quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,833,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $81,547,000 after purchasing an additional 98,937 shares during the period. Finally, Locust Wood Capital Advisers LLC lifted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 55.8% during the 2nd quarter. Locust Wood Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,478,729 shares of the company’s stock worth $77,323,000 after purchasing an additional 529,829 shares during the period. 91.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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In related news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 273,729 shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.39, for a total value of $6,402,521.31. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 630,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,742,717. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 2,335 shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation stock in a transaction on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.08, for a total transaction of $56,226.80. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,996.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 477,488 shares of company stock valued at $11,204,298.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on LVNTA. ValuEngine lowered Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $68.00 target price (up from $66.00) on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub lowered Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 target price (up from $60.00) on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.67.

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ LVNTA) opened at 59.31 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $58.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.49. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 52-week low of $36.54 and a 52-week high of $62.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.20 and a beta of 0.99.

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:LVNTA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.22). Liberty Interactive Corporation had a net margin of 653.21% and a return on equity of 6.65%. The business had revenue of $6.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.00 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that Liberty Interactive Corporation will post $5.10 EPS for the current year.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Company Profile

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).

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

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