Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) Holdings Increased by Ardsley Advisory Partners

Ardsley Advisory Partners grew its stake in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) by 50.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,000 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Ardsley Advisory Partners’ holdings in Take-Two Interactive Software were worth $1,101,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 31,730 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,881,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the last quarter. Credit Agricole S A acquired a new stake in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software during the 1st quarter worth about $843,000. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 635,386 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,659,000 after purchasing an additional 2,869 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 57.1% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 217,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,897,000 after purchasing an additional 79,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fifth Third Bancorp increased its position in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 6.4% during the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 1,685 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 101 shares during the last quarter. 97.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Take-Two Interactive Software news, Director Michael Dornemann sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.80, for a total transaction of $614,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,394 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $824,793.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Michael Sheresky sold 465 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.96, for a total value of $41,831.40. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,006 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,207,779.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 87,465 shares of company stock valued at $7,677,331. 1.55% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ TTWO) traded up 1.47% on Friday, reaching $106.98. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 554,477 shares. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has a 52 week low of $43.33 and a 52 week high of $107.53. The company has a market capitalization of $11.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.15 and a beta of 0.78. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $102.09 and its 200-day moving average price is $82.99.

Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.25. Take-Two Interactive Software had a return on equity of 28.89% and a net margin of 8.73%. The firm had revenue of $348.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $280.70 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.21) EPS. Take-Two Interactive Software’s quarterly revenue was up 27.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. will post $2.20 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on TTWO shares. Benchmark Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 target price (up from $85.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 target price (up from $87.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Cowen and Company downgraded Take-Two Interactive Software from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $83.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, October 9th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $104.00 target price on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Take-Two Interactive Software has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $94.20.

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Take-Two Interactive Software 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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