Investing In Qurate Retail Inc (NASDAQ: QRTEA): Why Should You?

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Internet Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $0.87 and fluctuated between $0.8800 as its day high and $0.8230 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Qurate Retail Inc is $340.06M. A total of 2.55 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.40M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, QRTEA has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 4 BUYs and 5 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 315,703 shares during that period but sold 161,831.

In the most recent transaction, Wendling Brian J sold 20,000 shares of QRTEA for 0.89 per share on Nov 27. After the transaction, the CAO/PFO now owns 20,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 08, ROMRELL LARRY E sold 1,204 shares at 28.56 per share. QRTEA shares that Director owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Wendling Brian J disposed of 26,231 shares on Sep 20 at a per-share price of $0.63. This resulted in the CAO/PFO holding 40,000 shares of QRTEA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MAFFEI GREGORY B sold 101 shares at $35.63 per share on Aug 16. Company shares held by the Chairman of the Board now total 0.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. QRTEA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/12/2021 when it declared a $1.25 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/22/2021. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/7/2020 with an ex-dividend date of 11/27/2020. The QRTEA stock dividend was $1.50 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, QRTEA has a high of $2.84 and a low of $0.40.

As of this writing, QRTEA has an earnings estimate of $0.13 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.13 per share and a lower estimate of $0.13. The company reported an EPS of -$0.03 in the last quarter, which was -127.30% lower than expectations of $0.11.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. QRTEA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $587.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $7.29B in debt and $4.22B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $1.52, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.99B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for QRTEA is Buy with a score of 2.50.

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