Traders purchased shares of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on weakness during trading on Monday. $51.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $32.81 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.55 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Time Warner had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. Time Warner traded down ($0.73) for the day and closed at $77.91

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. Nomura Holdings Inc. upped their target price on Time Warner from $80.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Pacific Crest reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Sunday, May 22nd. MKM Partners upped their target price on Time Warner from $78.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upped their target price on Time Warner from $81.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $84.69.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $74.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $71.92. The stock has a market cap of $61.27 billion and a PE ratio of 15.63.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The media conglomerate reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.19. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.19 EPS. The firm had revenue of $7.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.33 billion. Time Warner’s revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Time Warner Inc. will post $5.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Stephen F. Bollenbach sold 8,038 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.23, for a total value of $596,660.74. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 31,297 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,323,176.31. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Kenneth J. Novack sold 8,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.61, for a total value of $626,724.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 9,031 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $673,802.91. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of Time Warner by 165.7% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,735,096 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $306,219,000 after buying an additional 2,952,936 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of Time Warner by 17.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 14,286,146 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $923,886,000 after buying an additional 2,161,915 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Time Warner by 382.6% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,762,973 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $114,010,000 after buying an additional 1,397,687 shares during the last quarter. Janus Capital Management increased its stake in shares of Time Warner by 16.0% in the third quarter. Janus Capital Management now owns 2,380,816 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $163,681,000 after buying an additional 327,877 shares during the last quarter. Finally, I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in shares of Time Warner by 164.5% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 447,433 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $28,935,000 after buying an additional 278,252 shares during the last quarter.

Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company operates through three segments: Turner, which consists of cable networks and digital media properties; Home Box Office, which consists of domestic premium pay television and streaming services, and international premium pay, basic tier television services and streaming services, and Warner Bros., which consists of television, feature film, home video and videogame production and distribution.

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