Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,120 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 998% compared to the average volume of 193 call options.
In other news, Director David E. Rapley sold 4,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.52, for a total transaction of $101,136.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Malcolm Ian Grant Gilchrist sold 2,335 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.08, for a total value of $56,226.80. Following the sale, the director now owns 955 shares in the company, valued at $22,996.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,290,550 shares of company stock worth $29,631,905 over the last 90 days. 10.68% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its stake in Liberty Interactive by 4.2% in the third quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 188,473 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,443,000 after buying an additional 7,531 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive by 3.8% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 2,073,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,867,000 after purchasing an additional 74,954 shares during the period. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive by 30.6% during the third quarter. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL now owns 37,301 shares of the company’s stock valued at $879,000 after purchasing an additional 8,742 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Interactive by 1.8% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,197,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,225,000 after purchasing an additional 21,148 shares during the period. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Liberty Interactive during the third quarter valued at approximately $1,059,000. 97.02% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ QVCA) opened at $26.18 on Friday. Liberty Interactive has a twelve month low of $17.24 and a twelve month high of $26.79. 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 capitalization of $10,613.04, a PE ratio of 23.80, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 1.32.
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About Liberty Interactive
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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