Shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock (NASDAQ:TTWO) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-three ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $133.89.

TTWO has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. KeyCorp raised their price target on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock to $152.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 target price (up previously from $130.00) on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Wedbush set a $132.00 target price on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Barclays set a $126.00 target price on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd.

TTWO stock traded down $2.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $134.23. The company had a trading volume of 35,182 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,463,561. The company has a market capitalization of $15.19 billion, a PE ratio of 77.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 0.96. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock has a 52-week low of $92.81 and a 52-week high of $138.65.

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock (NASDAQ:TTWO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.07. The company had revenue of $288.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $258.95 million. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock had a net margin of 10.49% and a return on equity of 18.54%. analysts predict that TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock will post 2.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Paul E. Viera bought 73,896 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 24th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $133.94 per share, for a total transaction of $9,897,630.24. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 926 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $124,028.44. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul E. Viera bought 75,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of $133.93 per share, with a total value of $10,044,750.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 926 shares in the company, valued at $124,019.18. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 53,408 shares of company stock valued at $6,954,178 over the last quarter. 1.07% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. CenterStar Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $120,000. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC raised its position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock by 143.6% during the 1st quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 1,062 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 626 shares during the last quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. purchased a new position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $130,000. Global X Management Co. LLC purchased a new position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock during the 1st quarter worth approximately $112,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $155,000. Institutional investors own 92.52% of the company’s stock.

About TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC Common Stock

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment solutions for consumers worldwide. The company offers its products under the Rockstar Games and 2K labels, as well as under Private Division and Social Point labels. It develops and publishes action/adventure products under the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Red Dead names through developing sequels; and offers downloadable episodes, content and virtual currency, and releasing titles for smartphones and tablets.

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