Digging Up the Facts on Qurate Retail Group, Inc. (QRTEA)

Qurate Retail Group, Inc. (QRTEA) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Specialty Retail, Other. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $22.37, up from yesterday’s close by 2.15%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Qurate Retail Group, Inc. (QRTEA) currently trades with a market capitalization of $11.80 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 39.04 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.13 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.35 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.96% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Qurate Retail Group, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $29.11. It is now trading 6.74% off that level. The stock is trading $24.99 its 50-day moving average by 2.62%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $20.79.

In recent action, Qurate Retail Group, Inc. (QRTEA) has made a move of -12.27% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.61, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.82% with $438.52 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of QRTEA.

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