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Reviewing Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) & Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA)

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA) and Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Liberty Interactive Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $29.57, indicating a potential upside of 35.28%. Given Liberty Interactive Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Interactive Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Liberty Interactive Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Summary

Liberty Interactive Corporation beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

Liberty Interactive Corp Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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Growing Demand From Construction Industry to Boost the LLDPE Market: Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio’s latest market research report on the global
linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) market
provides an
analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market
outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio
defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to
significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

The growing consumption of packaging materials such as high-barrier thin
films, high-clarity packaging, and active packaging are expected to
enhance the LLDPE market. The transition from rigid containers to
high-quality, flexible packages is also expected to drive the demand for
LLDPE.

According to Hitesh Bhatia, a lead analyst at Technavio for plastics,
polymers, and elastomers
research, “Manufacturers and retailers
prefer flexible packaging because of its lightweight property, that
reduces transportation cost and makes it easy to recycle. Flexible
packaging has grown strongly in the natural and dairy products category
and dominates product segments such as coconut water and dairy
alternatives.”

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  • Increasing rate of recycling
  • Growing demand from the construction industry
  • Increase in RD activities

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Increasing rate of recycling

The increasing rate of recycling plastics in the developed regions such
as the US, Germany, and the UK due to the stringent regulations in these
regions is expected to drive the demand for LLDPE during the forecast
period.

The increasing demand for environmental sustainability is expected to
increase the recycling and reuse of materials. In 2015, the European
Commission adopted the new Circular Economy Package to make the
transition to a circular economy by which the resources are expected to
be used more efficiently and sustainably. This transition will be
supported by ESIF with approximately USD 723 million from Horizon 2020,
an EU research and innovation funding program.

Growing demand from the construction industry

The injection molding application of LLDPE is used for the construction
of lawn and garden products, furniture parts, kitchen accessories, and
recreational products. The increase in construction activities in the
APAC regions such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Japan is
expected to foster market growth during the forecast period.

The construction industry is expected to reach more than USD 12 trillion
by 2020. The growth is mainly driven by the improvement in the living
standards of people, worldwide construction, and continued urbanization.

Increase in RD activities

Major LLDPE players have increased their expenditure on RD to reduce
the manufacturing and operation cost of LLDPE. The innovation and
product extension to provide products with enhanced properties and
better efficiency is a growing trend in this market. Thus, to maintain
the competitive edge and market share, the vendors of global LLDPE
market
have been heavily emphasizing on new technology and
innovations.

“The development of new eco-friendly and sustainable LLDPE is
expected to increase the market share of the LLDPE market during the
forecast period. For instance, Braskem produced green PE from ethanol
sugarcane, a renewable raw material. The green PE captures and fixes
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during its production, thereby
reducing the emission of GHG,”
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The Primus Tupike stove can turn you into a gourmet camp chef

Let me start off this review by stating for the record that I am not a cook. I understand that food is necessary for life, which makes cooking pretty integral to survival, and also understand the satisfaction that comes from crafting a perfectly cooked dish, but I’m just not into it.


Prepping our meal. Photo: Katie Rodriguez

That may have just changed, however, thanks to the Primus Tupike camp stove. I’m a sucker for aesthetics and right off the bat found myself drawn to the Tupike. So what if I couldn’t cook by “traditional” standards? I could feel my inner Julia Child beginning to blossom.


Setup for the Tupike was simple. Photo: Katie Rodriguez

After fiddling with the stove in my living room, I knew I was ready to become a culinary master. What better place to test my burgeoning (if imagined) cooking skills than a little camping by the beach? Sure, there was the possibility that I would get sand everywhere, be attacked by hungry seagulls or, worse, burn the food, but sometimes life is about taking risks.

Why I chose it: Although it is slightly on the pricier side (coming in at $270), the design and lightweight body of the Tupike camp stove made it worth the cost. The grill features a stainless steel body, oak laths and brass details, and weighs in at only 9 pounds. The included griddle is nonstick die-cast aluminum, making it durable and portable.

Why I liked it: Setting up the camp stove was simple – so easy, in fact, that I kept second-guessing myself. The dual-burner stove comes in a compact package, with legs that fold up into the body of the stove during travel. Once open, the burners can be flipped from travel mode to cook mode (with a serrated edge to grip pots and pans), and the built-in windscreens easily fold out.


Ready to cook. Photo: Katie Rodriguez

The Tupike also comes with an adapter kit to fit a variety of fuel tanks and works with propane, isobutane and butane. Connecting my propane tank was easy. After the initial lighting, the flame was ultra-responsive every time the stove was re-lit.


The Primus handled our main course and side like a champ. Photo: Katie Rodriguez

Tester Tip: The Tupike comes with a portable griddle as well, so if you’re like me and constantly forget key supplies like cookware, utensils and cloths (I told you I’m not a chef), this is especially convenient.

For such a small flame, the Tupike puts out a lot of heat. We sautéed our broccoli in about five minutes and a salmon fillet in even less time. Everything was cooked perfectly.


Packing up the Primus Tupike custom carry bag was a breeze. Photo: Katie Rodriguez

Stove cleanup was easy as well; stainless steel drip trays make wiping down the stove a breeze, and once everything was cooled off, we placed the Tupike back in its carrier bag, along with all of its accessories.


The finished product, made possible by our Primus camp stove. Photo: Katie Rodriguez

Bottom line: The Tupike stove turned this self-professed non-cook into a burgeoning gourmet camp chef. And that’s something you can’t put a price on.

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Tips on choosing a color palette for your kitchen

PhotoChanging up the color scheme in your kitchen is a relatively low-cost way to breathe new life in the heart of your home. But with a sea of color options to choose from, finding the perfect shade can be a daunting task.

To narrow your options, the design experts at HGTV.com suggest honing in on a hue that will reflect the mood you want the space to convey. White, gray, blue, red, yellow, and green are good choices for kitchens, the experts say.

“Each of these shades can do something different for the room, but they all help create a warm and welcoming space,” HGTV says on its website.

Appetizing red

For a kitchen that will get your loved ones in the mood to eat, consider choosing a color from the red family.

“Warmer colors such as red are believed to stimulate the appetite and are an excellent option for kitchens,” says HGTV. “Red is incredibly versatile and there are multiple shades that would really pop in a kitchen, either on the cabinets or the walls.”

Reddish oranges such as cabernet, persimmon, or brick add vibrancy and warmth, say the experts at Better Homes Gardens. The shade works especially well when presented in large sweeps, such as on cabinets or islands.

Energizing white

White continues to be a popular color palette in kitchens for its clean, fresh, and energizing look.

“An all-white kitchen will really wake you up the minute you step in it. You can also have more fun with your countertops and backsplash in an all-white kitchen and choose brighter colors or designs for those,” says HGTV.

Crisp white can be decorated around in an endless number of ways. Make it modern by pairing it with stainless-steel accents and clean lines or give your kitchen a cottage feel by incorporating beadboard and white cabinets.

Complementary appliances

Painting walls and cabinets isn’t all home decorators can do to bring color into their kitchen. These days, appliances can also complement the color scheme of a kitchen.

Black stainless steel finish appliances can can add an elegant, modern touch. KitchenAid calls the new material “a softer, warmer alternative to traditional stainless.”

KitchenAid recently expanded its line of appliance offerings to include four new stoves in different colors: signature red, cobalt blue, imperial (matte) black, and imperial (matte) white.

“These new models give those who design with color in mind a way to combine commercial-style performance with a fresh, new look,” KitchenAid said in a statement.

With a pricetag in the $5,000 to $10,000 range, the commercial-style ranges may not be practical for everyone. But as more home decorators seek to round out their kitchen color palettes with appliances in complementary tones, colorful appliances could soon become more prevalent among manufacturers.

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Harvey’s biggest lesson: This is the one thing Houston floodwaters could not destroy

Sometimes it takes something catastrophic to bring Americans back together — to remind us we don’t have to be divided by our politics or the color of our skin.

As we learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the flood waters did not discriminate.

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The dirty brown deluge submerged beautiful mansions on tree-lined avenues as well as rundown houses in the inner city. The wealthy shared rescue boats with those on welfare.

But in the face of great suffering — black and white, yellow and brown Texans pulled each other from the waters.

Southern Baptists arrived to feed the hungry armed with giant cast iron skillets – filling bellies with meals – home-cooked with a dash of tender love and care.

There was the black law enforcement officer trudging through murky water saving two white children and the white fisherman lifting an elderly black woman into his fishing boat.

One of my readers sent me a Facebook video posted by Jim McIngvale, the owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston.

Mr. McIngvale told locals if they needed a place to spend the night – just come on down to his furniture store.

“We have lots of beds, we have lots of food, lots of water and you can even bring your pets,” he said.

Louisiana’s Cajun Navy, an all-volunteer armada, showed up in shallow water outboards and air boats – more than 150 strong.

“Hang on, Houston – the Cajun Navy is on the way,” spokesperson Katie Pechon told me. “This is not a government operation – we are all volunteer citizens.

Southern Baptists arrived to feed the hungry armed with giant cast iron skillets – filling bellies with meals – home-cooked with a dash of tender love and care.

And deputies in Liberty County even helped lead a cattle drive — down Highway 90 — making sure the livestock had safe refuge. You can watch the video on ToddStarnes.com.

Those are the stories and the images and the sounds that we should remember from Hurricane Harvey. Those are the moments that demonstrate the true heartbeat of the home of the brave.

Yes — it’s true the great storm washed away homes and belongings — but there was one thing the floodwaters could not destroy — the spirit of this great nation.

Todd Starnes is host of Fox News Commentary. His latest book is “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.” Follow him on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.

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Comparing Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA) and Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA)

Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ: LINTA) and Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) are both cyclical consumer goods services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corp and Liberty Interactive Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Liberty Interactive Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Interactive Corp and Liberty Interactive Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Liberty Interactive Corporation has a consensus price target of $29.57, suggesting a potential upside of 35.28%. Given Liberty Interactive Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Interactive Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corp and Liberty Interactive Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Summary

Liberty Interactive Corporation beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Interactive Corp Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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Officer arrested for allegedly scamming tens of thousands through fraudulent insurance claims

Burglary claims, and alleged fake Rolex, diamond ring, at heart of grand jury indictment

A Silt police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested Thursday on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being burglarized and collecting nearly $60,000 in fraudulent insurance claims.

Michael Taylor, 49, corporal of the Silt Police Department and its third-ranking member, faces charges of theft, insurance fraud and forgery after he allegedly filed false reports related to purported burglaries of his New Castle home and the valuation of jewelry that he said had been stolen.

He remains on the force, and is on paid administrative leave and workers compensation leave, the result of having his jaw recently broken during an encounter related to his response to an unrelated domestic-abuse incident.

The grand jury indictment says Taylor, on June 13, 2010, reported to authorities in New Castle that his home had been burglarized while he was out of town.

“He reported many items missing, including a Sentry safe, a Rolex Sea Dweller watch, a KitchenAid blender and his passport,” says the indictment, filed Thursday in Garfield County District Court.

Taylor’s insurance firm paid him just over $4,000 for the Rolex and $100 for his passport, the indictment says.

“Later investigation revealed that Taylor’s passport was never stolen, and he turned it in to the Department of State to obtain a new passport,” wrote Jason Slothouber, an assistant attorney general with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Slothouber is a former prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District where Taylor was advised of the potential charges. “In a later interview with investigators Taylor admitted the Rolex was a knockoff he had purchased for only $2,000 years before in Pennsylvania.”

In May 2012, he told New Castle police that his home “had been burglarized while he was at a movie and his wife was out of town,” the indictment says. “He reported many items stolen, including a Sentry safe, his passport,” and four pieces of valuable jewelry. The latter had been listed on a “valuable personal property” rider with his insurance carrier, United States Automobile Association. Taylor submitted an appraisal for the “diamond ring, showing it had a value of $7,500,” Slothouber wrote.

“Later investigation revealed that Taylor had taken [the ring] to a jeweler shortly before he made his claim, and the ring now had a cubic zirconium stone in it rather than a diamond ring shown in the appraisal … Taylor submitted,” the indictment says. “Investigation revealed Taylor’s passport was never stolen because he used it to travel to Mexico after he made this insurance claim.”


Taylor was paid $50,000.08 for the three items of jewelry — he allegedly told investigators three other items had not been stolen — and his supposedly lost passport, according to the indictment.

The Colorado attorney general’s office, in a statement released Friday about the case, said Taylor in 2015 also made a false police report in which he claimed thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from his wife’s vehicle.

New Castle Police Chief Tony Pagni said Taylor on two occasions reported to his department “people having entered his house.” He was unaware of the recent charges filed by state authorities but said his office consulted with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation about Taylor.

“There were a couple of incidents that we brought to the attention” of other agencies, Pagni said.

Taylor’s attorney, Ryan Kalamaya of Aspen, said his client denies the allegations and looks forward to clearing his name. Taylor had no knowledge of the ring “being cubic zirconium at the time he made the [insurance] claim,” Kalamaya said, adding that he had no specific knowledge about the allegation related to the Rolex.

Taylor is charged with three counts each of theft, insurance fraud and forgery. He is free after posting $5,000 bond and is due in court next month.

“Insurance fraud is a crime that affects everyone in Colorado by driving up premiums and creating red tape for our hardworking and honest citizens,” Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said in the press release. “The fact that this alleged criminal behavior was perpetrated by someone who was a sworn police officer, who was supposed to protect Coloradans, makes this even more grievous.”

Silt Police Chief Mike Kite on Sunday said Taylor is on administrative leave and is being paid “as of right now.”

Asked about the allegations, he said “obviously I wasn’t happy, was a little shocked. I was just trying to figure out exactly was going on.”

He declined to say when a decision would be made about Taylor’s future with his department. Kite noted that an internal-affairs investigation will be conducted.

“There is a lot of red tape and protocols to be followed when it comes to this type of thing and when it involves law enforcement officers,” he said.

Kite declined comment on Taylor receiving workers compensation, saying it had nothing to do with the criminal case. Other sources said he is collecting workers compensation.

Taylor joined the Silt Police Department in 2011 after spending most of his career as an officer in Pennsylvania, says the department website.

Chief Judge Michael Martinez of the 2nd Judicial District signed off on the indictment on Thursday. He presides over the state’s ongoing grand jury, 12 citizens who brought the charges against Taylor.

chad@aspendailynews.com

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