Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Liberty Interactive

(

LVNTA

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Liberty Interactive as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • LVNTA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $11.8 million.
  • LVNTA has traded 19.134299999999999641886461176909506320953369140625 options contracts today.
  • LVNTA is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • LVNTA has a PE ratio of 34.
  • LVNTA is mentioned 0.48 times per day on StockTwits.
  • LVNTA has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • LVNTA is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • LVNTA is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • LVNTA is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • LVNTA is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on LVNTA:

Liberty Ventures, through its subsidiaries, engages in the e-commerce business. LVNTA has a PE ratio of 34. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Liberty Interactive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Liberty Interactive has been 552,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Liberty Interactive has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Liberty Interactive as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, LVNTA's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.29, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market, LIBERTY VENTURES's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for LIBERTY VENTURES is rather low; currently it is at 21.65%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LVNTA's net profit margin of 51.18% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • LIBERTY VENTURES reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LIBERTY VENTURES swung to a loss, reporting -$0.64 versus $0.27 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.46 versus -$0.64).

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