Traders purchased shares of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $43.43 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $15.00 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Time Warner had the 25th highest net in-flow for the day. Time Warner traded down ($0.31) for the day and closed at $77.62

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on TWX shares. FBR & Co downgraded Time Warner from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $81.00 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Time Warner from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Time Warner in a report on Tuesday. Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Time Warner in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Time Warner in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $84.93.

The stock has a market capitalization of $61.04 billion and a PE ratio of 15.57. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $75.13 and a 200-day moving average price of $72.41.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The media conglomerate reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.19. The firm earned $7.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.33 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.19 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Time Warner Inc. will post $5.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

A number of institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Twin Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Time Warner by 10.8% in the fourth quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 79,570 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $5,146,000 after buying an additional 7,760 shares during the period. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees increased its position in Time Warner by 29.2% in the fourth quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees now owns 44,126 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $2,854,000 after buying an additional 9,962 shares during the period. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. increased its position in Time Warner by 27.5% in the fourth quarter. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. now owns 70,300 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $4,546,000 after buying an additional 15,157 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley increased its position in 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 period. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in Time Warner by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 245,149 shares of the media conglomerate’s stock valued at $15,854,000 after buying an additional 5,050 shares during the period.

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.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.