Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $45.04 and last traded at $44.70, with a volume of 1,617,400 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.76.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Friday, May 20th. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.50 target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Saturday, May 14th. Sterne Agee CRT restated a “buy” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, Pacific Crest restated a “hold” rating on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Saturday, June 4th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.99.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $41.41 and its 200-day moving average is $37.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion and a PE ratio of 186.25.

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.29) by $0.08. The company 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.31 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. will post $1.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 9,134 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.01, for a total transaction of $374,585.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Daniel P. Emerson sold 16,348 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.16, for a total value of $640,187.68. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 122,633 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,802,308.28. 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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