Starz Inc. (NASDAQ:STRZA) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 1,122,035 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 16% from the previous session’s volume of 963,202 shares.The stock last traded at $31.33 and had previously closed at $31.48.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on STRZA shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Starz from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Credit Agricole SA cut Starz from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Pivotal Research cut Starz from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $32.00 to $31.00 in a research note on Friday, July 29th. FBN Securities raised Starz from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, FBR & Co raised their price objective on Starz from $26.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $3.04 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.52. The company has a 50 day moving average of $30.53 and a 200 day moving average of $27.31.

Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.54. The company earned $402.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $421.17 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Starz Inc. will post $2.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Starz stock. Matarin Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Starz Inc. (NASDAQ:STRZA) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 156,379 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,239,000. Matarin Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Starz at the end of the most recent quarter.

Starz is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Company provides subscription video programming in the United States to cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies and online video providers. The Company’s segments include Starz Networks and Starz Distribution.

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