Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 17,635 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 662% compared to the average volume of 2,314 call options.

In other Take-Two Interactive Software news, CFO Lainie Goldstein sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.54, for a total value of $3,466,200.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 351,019 shares in the company, valued at $40,556,735.26. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Strauss Zelnick sold 31,004 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.49, for a total transaction of $3,611,655.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 66,504 shares of company stock worth $7,729,606 in the last 90 days. 1.55% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in Take-Two Interactive Software by 20.4% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 77,314 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,904,000 after buying an additional 13,080 shares in the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP boosted its holdings in Take-Two Interactive Software by 1,063.4% during the second quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 75,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,565,000 after buying an additional 69,322 shares in the last quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Take-Two Interactive Software during the second quarter worth approximately $385,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in Take-Two Interactive Software during the third quarter worth approximately $349,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its holdings in Take-Two Interactive Software by 70.2% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 39,335 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,886,000 after buying an additional 16,224 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.26% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have commented on TTWO shares. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 price target (up previously from $87.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Macquarie reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $99.00 price objective (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, MKM Partners reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $112.90.

Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) opened at $104.89 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $11,645.96, a P/E ratio of 39.89, a P/E/G ratio of 2.96 and a beta of 0.81. Take-Two Interactive Software has a 1-year low of $48.00 and a 1-year high of $120.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.

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About Take-Two Interactive Software

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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