Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 362,165 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 81% from the previous session’s volume of 200,401 shares.The stock last traded at $40.20 and had previously closed at $38.37.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on SOHU. Citigroup Inc. downgraded Sohu.com from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Brean Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Sohu.com in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sohu.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Sohu.com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Sohu.com currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.50.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $38.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $43.30. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.55 billion.

Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported ($1.62) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.37) by $0.25. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.37) EPS. The company had revenue of $420 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $439.64 million. Sohu.com’s revenue was down 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Sohu.com Inc. will post ($6.22) EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in Sohu.com by 34.2% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 506,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,958,000 after buying an additional 129,148 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Sohu.com by 17.5% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 30,281 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,732,000 after buying an additional 4,511 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Sohu.com by 114.0% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 125,170 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,159,000 after buying an additional 66,684 shares in the last quarter.

Sohu.com Inc (Sohu) is an online media, search and game service company providing online products and services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company operates through three segments: the Sohu segment; the Sogou segment, and the Changyou segment.

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