Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AYA. Desjardins lifted their price target on Amaya to $30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Canaccord Genuity set a $29.00 price target on Amaya and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut Amaya from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. TheStreet raised Amaya from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Amaya from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Shares of Amaya (AYA) opened at 17.70 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $17.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.52. Amaya has a 1-year low of $12.85 and a 1-year high of $20.35.

Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 12th. The technology company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $317.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $308.63 million. Amaya had a return on equity of 24.47% and a net margin of 12.28%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Amaya will post $2.19 EPS for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in AYA. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Amaya during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $17,336,000. James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Amaya during the first quarter valued at approximately $2,411,000. Howard Hughes Medical Institute boosted its stake in shares of Amaya by 11.1% in the first quarter. Howard Hughes Medical Institute now owns 29,193 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $496,000 after buying an additional 2,920 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Amaya by 16.9% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 282,663 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $4,775,000 after buying an additional 40,843 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI boosted its stake in shares of Amaya by 86.2% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 2,159,600 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $36,713,000 after buying an additional 1,000,000 shares during the last quarter. 64.42% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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