Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) closed the most recent trading day at $113.93, moving +0.77% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.22%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.49%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.15%.
Prior to today’s trading, shares of the publisher of “Grand Theft Auto” and other video games had lost 10.89% over the past month. This has lagged the Consumer Discretionary sector’s loss of 1.74% and the S&P 500’s loss of 0.57% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from TTWO as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be February 6, 2019. In that report, analysts expect TTWO to post earnings of $2.67 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 111.9%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $1.48 billion, up 126.15% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $4.88 per share and revenue of $2.93 billion. These totals would mark changes of +75.54% and +47%, respectively, from last year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for TTWO. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company’s business and profitability.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 2.21% higher within the past month. TTWO is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
In terms of valuation, TTWO is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 23.17. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 21.81, which means TTWO is trading at a premium to the group.
It is also worth noting that TTWO currently has a PEG ratio of 1.36. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock’s expected earnings growth rate. TTWO’s industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.42 as of yesterday’s close.
The Toys – Games – Hobbies industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 191, putting it in the bottom 26% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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