Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR)’s share price fell 1.7% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $234.21 and last traded at $234.97, with a volume of 714,172 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $239.11.

A number of research firms recently commented on CHTR. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Charter Communications in a research note on Saturday, June 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Charter Communications from $236.00 to $284.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. Robert W. Baird restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $230.00 target price on shares of Charter Communications in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Charter Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $242.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 target price on shares of Charter Communications in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $249.07.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $226.41 and a 200 day moving average of $200.09. The stock’s market cap is $23.90 billion.

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported ($1.68) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.36) by $0.32. The firm had revenue of $2.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.66 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.73) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Charter Communications Inc. will post $0.60 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CMO Jonathan Hargis sold 6,350 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $214.95, for a total transaction of $1,364,932.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 13,011 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,796,714.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. raised its position in Charter Communications by 7.7% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 10,550 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,932,000 after buying an additional 751 shares during the period. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its position in Charter Communications by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 24,262 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,442,000 after buying an additional 915 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in Charter Communications by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 173,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,786,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Charter Communications by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 209,846 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,423,000 after buying an additional 1,019 shares during the period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Charter Communications by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 5,781 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,058,000 after buying an additional 1,143 shares during the period.

Charter Communications, Inc (Charter) is a provider of cable services, offering various entertainments, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. The Company’s services include Video Services, Internet Services, Voice Services, Commercial Services and Advertising Services.

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