Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 43,000 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $768,000.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of AYA. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in Amaya by 2,093.7% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,978,023 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $50,626,000 after buying an additional 2,842,272 shares during the last quarter. Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd raised its stake in Amaya by 8.6% in the first quarter. Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd now owns 28,383,795 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $482,525,000 after buying an additional 2,240,810 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Amaya during the fourth quarter worth about $17,336,000. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in Amaya by 86.2% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 2,159,600 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $36,713,000 after buying an additional 1,000,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG raised its stake in Amaya by 188.1% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 1,311,415 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $22,294,000 after buying an additional 856,293 shares during the last quarter. 64.42% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) opened at 17.70 on Friday. Amaya Inc. has a 1-year low of $12.85 and a 1-year high of $20.35. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $17.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.52.

Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 12th. The technology company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.05. Amaya had a net margin of 12.28% and a return on equity of 24.47%. The firm had revenue of $317.32 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $308.63 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.43 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Amaya Inc. will post $2.19 earnings per share for the current year.

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AYA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Canaccord Genuity set a $29.00 target price on Amaya and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Amaya from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. ValuEngine lowered Amaya from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. TheStreet raised Amaya from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, Desjardins upped their target price on Amaya to $30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.33.

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