Media coverage about Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Take-Two Interactive Software earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4706951740889 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Happy Launchings! Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition Now Available (finance.yahoo.com)
- Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) Lifted to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Should You Buy Electronic Arts Inc. Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) – Determine A Stock Value Before Making Any Investment Decision – Nasdaq Journal (press release) (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Is the Stock In Play? – Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) traded up $2.13 on Wednesday, reaching $116.09. 1,595,891 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,577,264. Take-Two Interactive Software has a one year low of $51.35 and a one year high of $120.62. The company has a market cap of $13,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 106.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.40 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 target price (up previously from $3.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Take-Two Interactive Software from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $90.00 to $137.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Buckingham Research raised their target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software from $120.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Bank of America raised their target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software from $106.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, nineteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $114.23.
In other Take-Two Interactive Software news, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 31,004 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.49, for a total transaction of $3,611,655.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Michael Dornemann sold 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.50, for a total transaction of $651,750.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,777 shares in the company, valued at approximately $566,074.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 66,504 shares of company stock worth $7,729,606 in the last three months. Insiders own 1.55% of the company’s stock.
Take-Two Interactive Software Company Profile
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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