Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] stock Initiated by BofA Securities analyst, price target now $16


Qurate Retail Inc. [NASDAQ: QRTEA] price surged by 2.30 percent to reach at $0.18. The company report on December 20, 2021 that QVC Issues Statement Regarding North Carolina Fulfillment Center Fire.

On Saturday, December 18, 2021, QVC, Inc. (“QVC” or “the Company”) experienced a fire at its QVC Rocky Mount, Inc. fulfillment center in North Carolina. At this time, the Company is focused on the safety and well-being of its team members and is taking steps to provide them with support and resources. The building will be closed until further notice. QVC will continue to pay the salaries of all team members unable to work due to the facility closure at least through the end of December and is evaluating other options to help them.

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QVC is working to assess the financial and business impacts of the incident and evaluate alternatives to normalize operations as soon as practicable. Rocky Mount is the Company’s second-largest fulfillment center processing ~25-30% of volume for both QVC and HSN businesses and is the Company’s primary returns center for hard goods, which create significant challenges to a prompt resolution. However, over the last 48 hours, the Company has taken a number of steps designed to protect the operational integrity of the business and the customer experience notwithstanding this tragic event. QVC has engaged in a preliminary review of salvageable inventory at the facility, diverted inbound orders to other parts of the ecosystem and begun evaluating secondary facilities that could be employed to supplement fulfillment and returns demand while Rocky Mount remains closed.

The one-year QRTEA stock forecast points to a potential upside of 23.66. The average equity rating for QRTEA stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for QRTEA shares is $10.48 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on QRTEA stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Qurate Retail Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 09, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price from $10 to $11. The new note on the price target was released on December 15, 2020, representing the official price target for Qurate Retail Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $7 to $9, while BofA Securities kept a Neutral rating on QRTEA stock. On April 21, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for QRTEA shares from 10 to 9.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Qurate Retail Inc. is set at 0.34, with the Price to Sales ratio for QRTEA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.23. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.94. Price to Free Cash Flow for QRTEA in the course of the last twelve months was 7.93 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

QRTEA Stock Performance Analysis:

Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.17. With this latest performance, QRTEA shares gained by 0.50% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -26.33% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -18.53% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for QRTEA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.76, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.21 for Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 8.60, while it was recorded at 7.77 for the last single week of trading, and 11.03 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Qurate Retail Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.09 and a Gross Margin at +24.38. Qurate Retail Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.49.

Return on Total Capital for QRTEA is now 12.36, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.09. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 24.86, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.02. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 154.47. Additionally, QRTEA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 60.70, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.04. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 157.20, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 45.86.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] managed to generate an average of $54,234 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.39 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.83.Qurate Retail Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for QRTEA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Qurate Retail Inc. go to -8.00%.

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Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $2,640 million, or 89.60% of QRTEA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of QRTEA stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 51,835,678, which is approximately -0.498% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 34,601,447 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $270.58 million in QRTEA stocks shares; and AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL INC, currently with $152.09 million in QRTEA stock with ownership of nearly 0.453% of the company’s market capitalization.

154 institutional holders increased their position in Qurate Retail Inc. [NASDAQ:QRTEA] by around 19,621,952 shares. Additionally, 167 investors decreased positions by around 30,090,468 shares, while 88 investors held positions by with 287,914,272 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 337,626,692 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. QRTEA stock had 32 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,126,323 shares, while 46 institutional investors sold positions of 4,212,337 shares during the same period.