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Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) closed at $ 179.39 in the last trading session, marking a movement of -0.09% from the previous day. This change was smaller than the S&P 500’s 0.1% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones gained 0.26% and the Nasdaq, an index with a strong technology component, lost 0.1%.

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Prior to today’s stock market, shares of the publisher of “Grand Theft Auto” and other video games had gained 5.87% over the past month. This exceeded the 1.14% loss of the consumer discretionary sector and the 4.4% gain of the S&P 500 during this period.

Wall Street will research Take-Two Interactive’s positivity as the date of its next earnings report approaches. In this report, analysts expect Take-Two Interactive to post earnings of $ 1.14 per share. This would mark a decline of 8.8% year over year. Our most recent consensus estimate projects quarterly revenue of $ 879.18 million, up 7.97% from the previous year.

Zacks’ consensus estimates for TTWO’s full year forecast earnings of $ 4.82 per share and revenue of $ 3.47 billion. These results would represent year-over-year variations of -32.02% and -2.3%, respectively.

Investors may also notice recent changes in analyst estimates for Take-Two Interactive. These revisions help show the ever-changing nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can take positive estimate revisions as a sign of optimism about the company’s business prospects.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to stock movements close to the team. Investors can take advantage of this by using the Zacks Ranking. This model takes into account these changes in estimate and provides a simple and workable scoring system.

Zacks’ ranking system ranges from # 1 (strong buy) to # 5 (strong sell). It has a remarkable, externally audited track record of success, with the No.1 stocks generating an average annual return of + 25% since 1988. Over the past 30 days, our consensus projection on EPS has remained stagnant. Take-Two Interactive is currently a Zacks Rank # 3 (Hold).

In terms of valuation, Take-Two Interactive is currently trading at a forward P / E ratio of 37.25. Its industry has an average forward P / E of 18.85, so one could conclude that Take-Two Interactive is trading at a comparatively premium.

We can also see that TTWO currently has a PEG ratio of 3.39. This metric is used similarly to the famous P / E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the expected growth rate of the stock’s earnings. TTWO’s industry had an average PEG ratio of 2.25 at yesterday’s close.

The Toys – Games – Leisure industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 175, which places it in the lowest 32% of the 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rankings assesses the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks rank of individual stocks within groups. Our research shows that the top 50% of industries top the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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