Riding the Trend or Protecting Profits | Qurate Retail, Inc. (QRTEA)

Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) went up by 2.92% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $11.11. The company’s stock price has collected 6.63% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 10/11/19 that Don’t call it a comeback for Value

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Is It Worth Investing in Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ :QRTEA) Right Now?

Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 24.72 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for QRTEA is at 1.36. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 6 who provided ratings for Qurate Retail, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $12.60, which is $1.26 above the current price. QRTEA currently public float of 379.42M and currently shorts hold a 3.82% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of QRTEA was 4.21M shares.

QRTEA’s Market Performance

QRTEA stocks went up by 6.63% for the week, with a monthly jump of 18.80% and a quarterly performance of 39.62%, while its annual performance rate touched 10.02%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.38% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.11% for Qurate Retail, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 12.01% for QRTEA stocks with a simple moving average of 48.16% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of QRTEA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for QRTEA stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for QRTEA by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for QRTEA in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $9 based on the research report published on April 21st of the current year 2020.

Evercore ISI, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see QRTEA reach a price target of $20. The rating they have provided for QRTEA stocks is “In-line” according to the report published on March 20th, 2019.

Citigroup gave a rating of “ Buy” to QRTEA, setting the target price at $21 in the report published on March 8th of the previous year.

QRTEA Trading at 18.97% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought QRTEA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -1.53% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.11%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.38%, as shares surge +4.09% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.41% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, QRTEA rose by +6.63%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +16.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $10.50. In addition, Qurate Retail, Inc. saw 50.22% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at QRTEA starting from RAPLEY DAVID E, who sold 2,048 shares at the price of $10.66 back on Aug 13. After this action, RAPLEY DAVID E now owns 9,849 shares of Qurate Retail, Inc., valued at $21,835 using the latest closing price.

GEORGE MICHAEL A, the President, CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc., bought 50,000 shares at $5.46 during a trade that took place back on Mar 06, which means that GEORGE MICHAEL A is holding 2,489,137 shares at $272,975 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for QRTEA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.05 for the present operating margin
  • +23.10 for the gross margin

The net margin for Qurate Retail, Inc. stands at -3.39. The total capital return value is set at 10.36, while invested capital returns managed to touch -4.00. Equity return is now at value -8.70, with -2.50 for asset returns.

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Based on Qurate Retail, Inc. (QRTEA), the company’s capital structure generated 165.41 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 62.32. Total debt to assets is 46.26, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3.61. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 131.55.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.82, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.73. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.30 and the total asset turnover is 0.76. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.14.

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