Marshall Wace LLP lifted its position in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC (NASDAQ:TTWO) by 132.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 899,888 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 512,445 shares during the quarter. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE accounts for approximately 1.1% of Marshall Wace LLP’s portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest holding. Marshall Wace LLP’s holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE were worth $124,176,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of TTWO. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE by 1.2% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,032,109 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,108,350,000 after buying an additional 94,743 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE by 35.1% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,564,945 shares of the company’s stock worth $491,927,000 after buying an additional 926,316 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE by 8.5% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,606,777 shares of the company’s stock worth $359,708,000 after buying an additional 203,912 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE by 26.7% during the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 2,318,865 shares of the company’s stock worth $319,980,000 after buying an additional 489,197 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE by 0.5% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,935,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $267,011,000 after purchasing an additional 9,428 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.37% of the company’s stock.

In related news, VP Daniel P. Emerson sold 13,268 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $123.63, for a total transaction of $1,640,322.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.07% of the company’s stock.

TTWO stock traded up $4.51 on Thursday, hitting $106.20. 3,468,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,372,943. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC has a twelve month low of $92.81 and a twelve month high of $139.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.11.

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE (NASDAQ:TTWO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.16. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE had a net margin of 11.76% and a return on equity of 18.08%. The firm had revenue of $583.42 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $549.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.09 earnings per share. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts anticipate that TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC will post 3.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have issued reports on TTWO shares. BidaskClub raised shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE from $151.00 to $156.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Wedbush set a $150.00 price target on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $175.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped 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 report on Thursday, November 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $144.53.

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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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