Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] moved down -5.03: Why It’s Important

Qurate Retail Inc. [NASDAQ: QRTEA] stock went on a downward path that fall over -5.03% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -26.70%. The company report on March 1, 2023 that Qurate Retail Group Names Bill Wafford CFO.

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Executive Brings Proven Track Record in Retail, e-Comm and Large-Scale Growth Programs.

Qurate Retail GroupSM, part of Qurate Retail, Inc. (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP), today announced the appointment of Bill Wafford as its Chief Financial Officer. Wafford has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, management consulting and executive leadership across retail, consumer goods and digital commerce businesses. He will report to David Rawlinson II, President and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc. James Hathaway, who had been serving as Interim CFO since August 2022, will become the CFO of QVC® US.

Over the last 12 months, QRTEA stock dropped by -72.09%. The one-year Qurate Retail Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -4.14. The average equity rating for QRTEA stock is currently 3.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $640.90 million, with 380.00 million shares outstanding and 341.41 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.49M shares, QRTEA stock reached a trading volume of 10149087 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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 $1.45 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 3.50. 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 Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 04, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $11.50 to $6.30. The new note on the price target was released on February 28, 2022, representing the official price target for Qurate Retail Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $16, while BofA Securities analysts kept a Buy rating on QRTEA stock. On December 15, 2020, analysts increased their price target for QRTEA shares from 10 to 11.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Qurate Retail Inc. is set at 0.16, with the Price to Sales ratio for QRTEA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.05. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.40, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.00.

QRTEA Stock Performance Analysis:

Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -26.70. With this latest performance, QRTEA shares dropped by -41.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -51.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -72.09% 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 25.00, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 15.78, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 31.99 for Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.0614, while it was recorded at 1.7880 for the last single week of trading, and 2.5608 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 +3.54 and a Gross Margin at +19.60. Qurate Retail Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -21.43.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -156.93, with Return on Assets sitting at -18.00.

Qurate Retail Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.


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%.

Qurate Retail Inc. [QRTEA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $479 million, or 85.90% of QRTEA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of QRTEA stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 48,026,011, which is approximately -2.692% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 36,398,433 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $54.96 million in QRTEA stocks shares; and FPR PARTNERS LLC, currently with $39.11 million in QRTEA stock with ownership of nearly 18.319% of the company’s market capitalization.

133 institutional holders increased their position in Qurate Retail Inc. [NASDAQ:QRTEA] by around 43,627,992 shares. Additionally, 150 investors decreased positions by around 42,742,163 shares, while 65 investors held positions by with 230,752,887 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 317,123,042 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. QRTEA stock had 46 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,277,016 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 17,086,473 shares during the same period.


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