News stories about Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ:LVNTA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Interactive earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.604321212738 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on LVNTA shares. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price (up previously from $66.00) on shares of Liberty Interactive in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $72.00.
Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ:LVNTA) traded up $0.68 on Thursday, reaching $56.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 679,911 shares, compared to its average volume of 618,232. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.03 and a beta of 1.39. Liberty Interactive has a 52 week low of $36.58 and a 52 week high of $62.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.18.
In other news, Director Mark C. Vadon sold 125,000 shares of the business’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. Following the transaction, the director now owns 597 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,205.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total value of $101,136.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,857 shares in the company, valued at approximately $137,756.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 606,788 shares of company stock worth $14,070,434.
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Liberty Interactive 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).
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