Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 17,009,713 shares, a growth of 10.6% from the July 14th total of 15,385,554 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,813,593 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.0 days. Approximately 4.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ QVCA) opened at 22.38 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $10.09 billion, a PE ratio of 23.39 and a beta of 1.21. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 1-year low of $17.24 and a 1-year high of $26.00. The company has a 50 day moving average of $23.92 and a 200 day moving average of $21.79.

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.04. Liberty Interactive Corporation had a net margin of 4.59% and a return on equity of 9.98%. The business had revenue of $2.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.32 billion. Equities analysts expect that Liberty Interactive Corporation will post $1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Regentatlantic Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation during the first quarter worth about $1,244,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 7.8% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 11,288 shares of the company’s stock worth $226,000 after buying an additional 820 shares in the last quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 27,726 shares of the company’s stock worth $556,000 after buying an additional 178 shares in the last quarter. Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 24.4% in the first quarter. Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware now owns 38,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $760,000 after buying an additional 7,454 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Telemus Capital LLC increased its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 74.3% in the first quarter. Telemus Capital LLC now owns 35,436 shares of the company’s stock worth $709,000 after buying an additional 15,105 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.02% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on QVCA shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. FBR & Co increased their target price on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Maxim Group increased their target price on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, FBN Securities cut shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.89.

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About Liberty Interactive Corporation

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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