Qurate Retail Inc (NASDAQ: QRTEA) Recovers 74.25% From 52-Week Low, Is QRTEA Still A High-Risk, High-Reward Play?

Qurate Retail Inc (NASDAQ:QRTEA) currently has a daily average trading volume of 5.92M but it saw 3501454 shares traded in last market. With a market cap of 276.61M USD, the company’s current market price of $0.70 came rising about 0.30 while comparing to the previous closing price of $0.69. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $1.80 and as low as $0.40.

Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of Qurate Retail Inc (QRTEA) gives us an average price of $0.6619, while its current price level is -61.28% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 74.25% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $0.7302 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $0.8375. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 6.22% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 7.02%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 51.40 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.

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The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the BofA Securities which downgraded the stock as “Underperform” in its note to investors issued on November 04, 2022, recommending a price target of between $4 and $1.20 for it. BofA Securities downgraded its recommendation for the stock as a “Neutral” from “Buy” on February 28, 2022 while assigning a price target range of $11.50-$6.30. BofA Securities issued its recommendations for the stock as it initiated the price target for the stock is $16.

Over the week, QRTEA’s stock price is moving 1.93% up while it is -4.44% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is -20.39% down and over the past year, the stock is showing a downside performance of -35.46%.

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Currently, Qurate Retail Inc’s total number of outstanding shares is 383.05M. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at -2.48% and return on equity (ROE) at -39.86%. It has a 1.10 of forward P/E ratio. Stock’s beta reads 2.79. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 1.08 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 0.03. Its return on asset (ROA) is -1.43% on average.

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