Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 20,217,054 shares, an increase of 18.9% from the July 31st total of 17,009,713 shares. Currently, 4.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 4,632,495 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut Liberty Interactive Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. FBR & Co upped their price objective 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 upped their price objective 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 upped their price objective on Liberty Interactive Corporation from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.78.

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) opened at 22.15 on Tuesday. Liberty Interactive Corporation has a 12-month low of $17.24 and a 12-month high of $26.00. The company has a market capitalization of $9.99 billion, a PE ratio of 23.00 and a beta of 1.21. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.00.

In related news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 296,131 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 2,030,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,879,936. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 6,019 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.47, for a total value of $129,227.93. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,157 shares in the company, valued at $218,070.79. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 2,342,522 shares of company stock worth $51,226,271. Insiders own 10.68% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 2.7% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 273,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,464,000 after buying an additional 7,299 shares in the last quarter. Oxbow Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation during the first quarter valued at $1,562,000. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD boosted its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 10.1% in the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 33,828 shares of the company’s stock valued at $677,000 after buying an additional 3,093 shares in the last quarter. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp boosted its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 20.5% in the first quarter. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 236,641 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,738,000 after buying an additional 40,292 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio boosted its stake in Liberty Interactive Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 535,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,716,000 after buying an additional 3,431 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.91% of the company’s stock.

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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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