Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 31.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,662,671 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 632,219 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.59% of Liberty Interactive Corporation worth $65,341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 0.5% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,937,691 shares of the company’s stock worth $38,793,000 after buying an additional 9,477 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 1.7% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 57,063 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,143,000 after buying an additional 940 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 128.9% in the first quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 29,795 shares of the company’s stock worth $615,000 after buying an additional 16,777 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 13.2% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,191,135 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,847,000 after buying an additional 139,091 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its position in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 17.1% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 28,975 shares of the company’s stock worth $580,000 after buying an additional 4,223 shares during the last quarter. 88.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ QVCA) opened at 22.12 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $22.94 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.09. The company has a market cap of $9.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.97 and a beta of 1.21. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 12 month low of $17.24 and a 12 month high of $26.00.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on QVCA. BidaskClub raised Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. 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 report 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 report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Maxim Group dropped their price target on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $39.00 to $37.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.78.

In related news, Director David E. Rapley sold 6,019 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.47, for a total transaction of $129,227.93. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 10,157 shares in the company, valued at $218,070.79. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 296,131 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.12, for a total value of $6,254,286.72. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,030,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,879,936. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 2,342,522 shares of company stock valued at $51,226,271 in the last quarter. 10.68% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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).

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

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