Criteo SA (NASDAQ:CRTO) shares fell 2.5% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $42.00 and last traded at $42.82, with a volume of 626,039 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $43.93.

Several research firms have commented on CRTO. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price objective (down from $58.00) on shares of Criteo SA in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Criteo SA in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Criteo SA in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Pacific Crest reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Criteo SA in a research note on Monday. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Criteo SA in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.30.

The stock has a market capitalization of $2.68 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.840. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $44.66 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.35.

Criteo SA (NASDAQ:CRTO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.09. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.28 earnings per share. The company earned $162 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.14 million. The firm’s revenue was up 36.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Criteo SA will post $1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Criteo SA news, CTO Romain Niccoli sold 15,385 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.81, for a total value of $612,476.85. Following the completion of the sale, the chief technology officer now directly owns 990,293 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $39,423,564.33. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Eric Eichmann sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total value of $400,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 40,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,636,800. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. Russell Frank Co increased its stake in shares of Criteo SA by 1,797.9% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 225,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,001,000 after buying an additional 214,059 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Criteo SA during the fourth quarter worth about $15,984,000. GAM Holding AG increased its stake in shares of Criteo SA by 84.8% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 487,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,297,000 after buying an additional 223,600 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP increased its stake in shares of Criteo SA by 20.5% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 1,345,215 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,270,000 after buying an additional 228,942 shares during the period.

Criteo SA is a global technology company specializing in digital performance marketing. The Company’s solution consists of the Criteo Engine, the Company’s data assets, access to inventory, and its advertiser and publisher platforms. The Criteo Engine consists of various machine learning algorithms, such as prediction, recommendation, bidding and creative algorithms and the global hardware and software infrastructure.

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