Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $44.50 and last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 2,327,101 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $42.24.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Sterne Agee CRT reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Sunday, May 22nd. Pacific Crest reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Saturday, June 4th. TheStreet raised Take-Two Interactive Software to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 26th. Wedbush reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $30.50 target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (up previously from $39.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $42.99.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $40.90 and its 200-day moving average is $37.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 183.813.

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $311.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $258.46 million. Take-Two Interactive Software’s revenue for the quarter was down 25.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. will post $1.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Michael Dornemann sold 11,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.66, for a total value of $456,090.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,738 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $425,869.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.14, for a total value of $1,957,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc is a developer, publisher and marketer of entertainment for consumers around the world. The Company develops and publishes products through its labels, Rockstar Games and 2K. It operates through publishing segment. It has a portfolio of software content for the hardware platforms in a range of genres, including action, adventure, family/casual, racing, role-playing, shooter, sports and strategy, which it distributes across the world.

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