Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ:LVNTA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, January 3rd. The firm currently has a $62.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 5.16% from the company’s current price.

According to Zacks, “The Liberty Ventures Group is primarily focused on business investments. The Company owns interests in home shopping television networks and lifestyle and travel services Internet websites. The Liberty Ventures Group is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. “

LVNTA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $71.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley dropped their target price on shares of Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures from $78.00 to $70.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.80.

Shares of Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures (LVNTA) opened at $58.96 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The company has a market cap of $4,870.00, a P/E ratio of 5.67 and a beta of 1.40. Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures has a fifty-two week low of $42.30 and a fifty-two week high of $62.41.

Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ:LVNTA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $2.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $2.16. Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures had a net margin of 1,486.79% and a return on equity of 3.43%. analysts anticipate that Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures will post 7.7 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total value of $101,136.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 5,857 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $137,756.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 3,765 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.38, for a total transaction of $99,320.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 9,545 shares in the company, valued at approximately $251,797.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. M&T Bank Corp lifted its position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 6,450 shares of the company’s stock valued at $338,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 6,076 shares of the company’s stock valued at $317,000 after purchasing an additional 110 shares during the period. Veritable L.P. lifted its position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 13,663 shares of the company’s stock valued at $714,000 after purchasing an additional 176 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $261,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the period. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $148,000 after purchasing an additional 274 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.57% of the company’s stock.

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About Liberty Interactive Co. – Series A Liberty Ventures

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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