Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) gapped up prior to trading on Friday after UBS AG raised their price target on the stock from $27.00 to $28.00. The stock had previously closed at $22.54, but opened at $23.27. UBS AG currently has a buy rating on the stock. Liberty Interactive Corporation shares last traded at $23.91, with a volume of 4155864 shares changing hands.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on QVCA. Zacks Investment Research cut Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. ValuEngine raised Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $28.00 to $27.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 14th. DA Davidson began coverage on Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $33.00 target price for the company. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.78.

In other Liberty Interactive Corporation news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 796,693 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.67, for a total transaction of $18,061,030.31. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 125,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.12, for a total value of $2,765,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 3,625,007 shares of company stock valued at $80,657,719 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 10.68% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of QVCA. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $100,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 115.9% during the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,205 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 2,257 shares during the last quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation during the third quarter worth approximately $120,000. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation by 18.2% during the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 5,378 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 829 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fiduciary Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Liberty Interactive Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $144,000. Institutional investors own 89.97% of the company’s stock.

The stock has a market capitalization of $9,333.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.02, a P/E/G ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

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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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