The shares of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) has been pegged with a rating of Sector Weight by KeyBanc Capital Mkts in its latest research note that was published on January 4th, 2019. KeyBanc Capital Mkts wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Qurate Retail, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Aegis Capital advised investors in its research note published on November 19th, 2018, to Buy the QRTEA stock while also putting a $31 price target.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 1 have recommended investors to sell it, 1 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 3 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $28.83. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 17.24% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 46.01.
The shares of the company dipped by -1.67% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $21.1 while ending the day at $21.15. During the trading session, a total of 2.39 million shares were traded which represents a 15.27% incline from the average session volume which is 2.82M shares. QRTEA had ended its last session trading at 21.51. Qurate Retail, Inc. currently has a market cap of $9.69B, while its P/E ratio stands at 10.11, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.74, with a beta of 1.08. Qurate Retail, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.31, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.50. QRTEA 52-week low price stands at $18.04 while its 52-week high price is $29.11.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.37 earnings per share which is above the $0.32 predicted by most analysts. The Qurate Retail, Inc. generated $3,231.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $3,190.61 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.45 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -21.62%. Qurate Retail, Inc. has the potential to record 2.09 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Credit Suisse published a research note on December 7th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) is now rated as Neutral. Their price target on the stock stands at $29. Aegis Capital also rated NLSN as Reiterated on November 19th, 2018, with its price target of $31 suggesting that NLSN could surge by 5.97% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $25.55/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 2.94% to reach $27.97/share. It started the day trading at $26.65 and traded between $25.58 and $26.30 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that NLSN’s 50-day SMA is 25.31 while its 200-day SMA stands at 27.30. The stock has a high of $36.90 for the year while the low is $20.53. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 22.08, while the P/B ratio is 2.32. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.42M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 4.92 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 2.81%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -2.05% over the past 90 days while it gained 20.92% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more NLSN shares, increasing its portfolio by +1.85% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 664,110 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 36,585,364 shares of NLSN, with a total valuation of $853,536,542. T Rowe Price Associates Inc meanwhile bought more NLSN shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $711,913,830 worth of shares. Fidelity Management Research Co followed the path by increasing its NLSN portfolio by +4.34% in the quarter. This means that Fidelity Management Research Co bought 848,420 shares in the last quarter and now controls 20,381,962 shares of the NLSN stock, with the valuation hitting $475,511,173.
Similarly, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its Nielsen Holdings plc shares by +3.85% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 588,772 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 15,899,933 shares of Nielsen Holdings plc which are valued at $370,945,437. In the same vein, SSgA Funds Management Inc increased its Nielsen Holdings plc shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 980,489 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 14,502,751 shares and is now valued at $338,349,181. Following these latest developments, around 0.50% of Nielsen Holdings plc stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.