Criteo SA (NASDAQ:CRTO) shares shot up 3.4% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $45.27 and last traded at $45.18, with a volume of 108,283 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $43.68.

Several research firms recently weighed in on CRTO. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price target (down from $58.00) on shares of Criteo SA in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Criteo SA in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of Criteo SA in a report on Monday, May 2nd. KeyCorp restated an “overweight” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Criteo SA in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Pacific Crest restated a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Criteo SA in a report on Monday, July 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.30.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $44.50 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.49. The firm has a market cap of $2.77 billion and a P/E ratio of 46.32.

Criteo SA (NASDAQ:CRTO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $162 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.14 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.28 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 36.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Criteo SA will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Chairman Jean-Baptiste Rudelle sold 77,756 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.55, for a total value of $3,308,517.80. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 3,290,190 shares in the company, valued at $139,997,584.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Benoit Fouilland sold 876 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.37, for a total transaction of $36,240.12. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 32,447 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,342,332.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Criteo SA stock. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in Criteo SA (NASDAQ:CRTO) by 1,797.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 225,965 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 214,059 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co owned about 0.37% of Criteo SA worth $9,001,000 at the end of the most recent reporting 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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