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

TTWO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target (down from $41.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target (down from $48.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target (up from $39.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. TheStreet upgraded Take-Two Interactive Software to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Pacific Crest reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Take-Two Interactive Software currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $42.99.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $41.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $37.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.71 billion and a PE ratio of 182.54.

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $311.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $258.46 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.31 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 25.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. will post $1.26 EPS for the current year.

In other Take-Two Interactive Software news, VP Daniel P. Emerson sold 16,348 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.16, for a total transaction of $640,187.68. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 122,633 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,802,308.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.14, for a total transaction 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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