Sohu.com Inc (NASDAQ:SOHU) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $58.00.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sohu.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Sohu.com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. TheStreet lowered shares of Sohu.com from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Sohu.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st.

Sohu.com (SOHU) traded down $0.82 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $44.51. 250,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 288,211. Sohu.com has a twelve month low of $37.78 and a twelve month high of $70.86. The stock has a market cap of $1,760.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.30 and a beta of 1.28.

Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The information services provider reported ($2.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.24) by ($1.14). Sohu.com had a negative return on equity of 21.72% and a negative net margin of 18.51%. The firm had revenue of $516.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $493.47 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($1.68) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Sohu.com will post -7.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its stake in Sohu.com by 102.6% in the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,844 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 934 shares in the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp purchased a new position in Sohu.com in the 2nd quarter valued at about $194,000. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in Sohu.com in the 2nd quarter valued at about $202,000. Boothbay Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in Sohu.com in the 3rd quarter valued at about $316,000. Finally, Worth Venture Partners LLC purchased a new position in Sohu.com in the 3rd quarter valued at about $349,000. 63.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Sohu.com

Sohu.com Inc (Sohu) is an online media, search and game service company, which is engaged in providing online products and services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company operates through three segments: the Sohu segment; the Sogou segment, and the Changyou segment.

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