Are You Considering Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) As Part Of Your Portfolio?

The stock of Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) increased by increased by $0.15 on Friday to finish at $10.36, up 1.47 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 2,482,660 shares of common stock traded. 12 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$0.61. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,784,535, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 3,011,622.

QRTEA stock dropped -1.52% since last month. On 10/18/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $9.96. The stock touched a high of $14.62 on 05/10/21, after rallying from a low of $5.63 in 52 weeks. The price of QRTEA stock has declined by -5.56% or -$0.61 this year, reaching a new high 12 times. Still, the stock price is down -29.14% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 21 days since Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) last reported insider trading activity on Oct 04. On Oct 04, Director GEORGE MICHAEL A sold 150,000 shares at $10.42 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,563,270. On Sep 08, GEORGE MICHAEL A sold 150,000 shares at a price of US$10.45. After the transaction, the insider now owns 2,112,929 shares. Chief Legal/Admin Officer Wilm Renee L had earlier sold 11,334 shares on Aug 13 for $11.00 a share. The transaction was completed for $124,716.

Valuation Metrics

Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 3.06. This level actually compares favorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Internet Retail industry stands at about 44.93. Further, its PE also compares favorably with the Consumer Cyclical sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 32.04 right now. The PE ratio of Qurate Retail Inc. has varied between 25.56 and 2.950 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 1.75. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.28, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.13, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 3.92.

Company paid $1.50 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $1.50 last year.

For the three months ended June 29, Qurate Retail Inc.’s quick ratio was 0.70, while its current ratio was 1.00, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 1.73, and the total debt to equity ratio is 2.24. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 34.80% percent. Qurate Retail Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was 15.05%, whereas its operating margin stood at 13.10% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $4.89 billion and revenue of $14.18 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. QRTEA’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 8.50%. There was a 16.50% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 39.30%. ROE has averaged 10.33 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to Qurate Retail Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $3.5 billion, while revenues rose by 2.34% to $3.34 billion. It was predicted that Qurate Retail Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.54, but it ended up being $0.5, beating the consensus by 8.00%. EBITDA was $562.0 million for the quarter. At the end of Qurate Retail Inc.’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 12.99 billion, while its total debt was $8.45 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $407.26 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Qurate Retail Inc.’s (QRTEA) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 52.98%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 24.09% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 59.13% and 56.71% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.32. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 62.02%, the RSI (14) reading is 50.10%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.13, and the 14-day reading is at 0.12.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on April 09, 2021, BofA Securities began covering Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA). The stock was rated as a Buy by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) an Hold rating. QRTEA is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 3 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 1 other recommend it as a buy.

What is QRTEA’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $12.00 and $19.00, with a median target price of $13.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA) is $14.67.


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