StockCall Scans Liberty Interactive and E-Dangdang: Online Catalog Companies in 2013

Feb 26, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Online service companies show good growth prospects but face a bevy of issues as well. The companies are open to different micro and macro elements. Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA) is going full steam to boost its portfolio by enhancing its holdings. It recently upped its stake in TripAdvisor and is planning to carry out the same exercise with Expedia. E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE: DANG), on the other hand, faces issues like increasing costs and slowdown in demand. It also faces stiff competition from the new entrants in Chinese online marketplace segment. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on Liberty Interactive and E-Commerce China Dangdang at  

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. Faces Walmart Competition

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. stock got dumped by Alkeon Capital Management LLC and Manulife Asset Management in the past quarter. Their actions are justified given that the stock lost 1.5 percent of its value so far in this year. In last quarter, major hedge fund outfit Maverick Capital also closed its position in the company, dealing it another blow. Citadel Advisors also liquidated its holding in the company. Institutional selling is generally a negative sign for the future prospects of a company. Register to download the free technical analysis on E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. at  

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. is based on Amazon's model and is currently facing major crisis in the form of increasing competition. Major retail giants like Amazon and Walmart have renewed their bid to capture the Chinese market and this poses dual a threat to home-grown companies like E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc.

The company is mainly invested in China and the doubts about the pace of economic growth in China put a dampener on the company's growth prospects as well. It is also facing an increase in its costs, putting pressure on its margins. At the very same time, its stock is bound to benefit from the growth in number of internet users.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Augments TripAdvisor Stake

Liberty Interactive Corporation is growing fast as it holds stakes in Expedia and AOL. The company stock is up 14 percent in the past 12 months and it bought controlling stake in TripAdvisor late last year. This move is expected to be a positive catalyst for the stock. Liberty Interactive is scheduled to report its fourth quarter earnings on Feb 27th, providing another positive catalyst for the stock. The company had performed well for its third quarter and had reported robust growth trend. The momentum is likely to continue into the fourth quarter. Sign up today to read the free research report on Liberty Interactive Inc. at  

Liberty Interactive already has names like Evite and HSN in its portfolio and the company is rumored to be targeting bigger stake in Expedia. Liberty Interactive Corporation's stake in TripAdvisor comes with preferential voting rights and would make it easier for the company to restructure the online traveling company's business. The Online Catalog company is also likely to benefit from the lower effective tax rates. Overall, its fortunes will depend on its ability to draw synergies from the various businesses it owns.

Liberty Interactive is also focusing on foreign and emerging markets for boosting its revenue. The move will add the element of diversification to its portfolio.

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