Stifel Nicolaus reissued their hold rating on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. B. Riley reiterated a buy rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. in a research report on Sunday, June 5th. Argus restated a buy rating on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. Vetr downgraded shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $24.26 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Jefferies Group restated a buy rating on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. in a research report on Monday, August 22nd. Finally, Pacific Crest restated an overweight rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $29.96.

Shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) opened at 20.97 on Monday. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has a 12 month low of $16.21 and a 12 month high of $41.41. The firm has a market cap of $3.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 295.35 and a beta of 1.19. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $20.85 and a 200 day moving average of $20.98.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.36. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. had a net margin of 0.43% and a return on equity of 5.81%. The firm earned $553.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $494.34 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.31 EPS. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. will post $0.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. news, Director Gordon Crawford acquired 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 9th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $21.70 per share, with a total value of $1,085,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Jon Feltheimer sold 255,718 shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.25, for a total transaction of $5,178,289.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 30.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LGF. Amica Retiree Medical Trust acquired a new position in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $105,000. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. by 62.3% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 5,243 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 2,013 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd bought a new stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. during the first quarter worth about $141,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. during the second quarter worth about $147,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. by 3.9% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,830 shares of the company’s stock worth $159,000 after buying an additional 292 shares during the last quarter. 95.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment. The Company operates through two segments: Motion Pictures and Television Production.

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