Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, nineteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $114.71.

Several research firms have issued reports on TTWO. Barclays began coverage on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $115.00 price target on the stock. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 price target on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $116.00 price target (up previously from $95.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th.

Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) traded up $2.89 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $116.91. 1,513,760 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,463,515. Take-Two Interactive Software has a fifty-two week low of $49.32 and a fifty-two week high of $120.62. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,330.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 107.26, a PEG ratio of 3.30 and a beta of 0.80.

In related news, Director Michael Dornemann sold 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.50, for a total value of $651,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $566,074.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 31,004 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.49, for a total transaction of $3,611,655.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 66,504 shares of company stock valued at $7,729,606 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.55% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. J.P. Marvel Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Take-Two Interactive Software by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. J.P. Marvel Investment Advisors LLC now owns 21,158 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,553,000 after purchasing an additional 63 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in Take-Two Interactive Software by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 15,154 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,112,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the period. Symphony Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Take-Two Interactive Software by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Symphony Asset Management LLC now owns 12,653 shares of the company’s stock worth $929,000 after purchasing an additional 493 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in Take-Two Interactive Software by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 183,981 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,808,000 after purchasing an additional 562 shares during the period. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 38,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,913,000 after buying an additional 655 shares during the period. 91.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Take-Two Interactive Software Company Profile

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc is a developer, publisher and marketer of entertainment for consumers around the world. The Company develops and publishes products through its labels, Rockstar Games and 2K. It operates through publishing segment. It has a portfolio of software content for the hardware platforms in a range of genres, including action, adventure, family/casual, racing, role-playing, shooter, sports and strategy, which it distributes across the world.

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