Stephens Investment Management Group LLC lifted its position in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC (NASDAQ:TTWO) by 0.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 345,434 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 568 shares during the period. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC’s holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE were worth $43,297,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. North Star Investment Management Corp. acquired a new stake in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE by 121.0% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 221 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 121 shares during the period. Phocas Financial Corp. acquired a new stake in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $284,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Finally, Larson Financial Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $34,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.13% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ TTWO traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $122.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 791,721 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,283,180. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC has a fifty-two week low of $84.41 and a fifty-two week high of $135.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.08, a PEG ratio of 4.57 and a beta of 0.75. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $126.43 and a 200-day simple moving average of $114.59.

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE (NASDAQ:TTWO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 5th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.14. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE had a net margin of 10.93% and a return on equity of 23.95%. The company had revenue of $422.24 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $356.65 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 46.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC will post 3.16 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Michael Sheresky sold 226 shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.89, for a total value of $28,677.14. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 70,137 shares in the company, valued at $8,899,683.93. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 20,000 shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.18, for a total transaction of $2,603,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 24,726 shares of company stock worth $3,202,742 over the last quarter. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on TTWO. KeyCorp increased their price target on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE from $145.00 to $150.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 6th. Barclays raised their target price on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE from $113.00 to $124.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Jefferies Financial Group raised their target price on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 15th. Finally, Nomura started coverage on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE in a report on Thursday, October 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $135.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $131.26.

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE Profile

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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