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January 31, 2013
12:19 EDTGME, TTWOTake-Two slumps after delaying release of Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) is tumbling after the video game maker announced that its Grand Theft Auto V video game would not be available to consumers until September 17. The game was originally supposed to be launched in Spring 2013. The company said it decided to delay the release in order to develop the game further. In a note to investors earlier today, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson wrote that the delay should not have "an overly material impact on demand" for the game. No other major games are slated to be released in September, so Grand Theft Auto will have little or no direct competition during the month of its launch, according to Olson. Furthermore, the back to school shopping period should increase the buzz around Grand Theft Auto, the analyst wrote. The September launch also leaves the game better positioned to benefit from holiday sales, added Olson, who recommended that investors buy the stock on weakness today. In early afternoon trading, Take-Two sank 98c, or 7.50%, to $12.08. Meanwhile, video game retailer GameStop (GME) fell 78c, or 3.30%, to $22.86.
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January 26, 2015
08:53 EDTTTWOTake-Two named a high conviction idea for 2015 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners named Take Two a high conviction idea for 2015. The firm is positive on Take Two's potential for FY15 EPS upside, growing cash balances, sustained long-term profitability and sizable share repurchases. The firm rates shares a Buy with a $35 price target, up from $30.
January 21, 2015
10:47 EDTGMEOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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January 20, 2015
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January 16, 2015
05:45 EDTTTWO, GMEDecember NPD video game software sales dropped 2%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray notes December NPD video game software sales fell 2% year-over-year, with the full quarter down 6% and 2014 down 13%. Piper attributes the declines to legacy weakness and a portion of sales shifting to full-game downloads. The firm expects software growth in 2015 and maintains Overweight ratings on Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO).
January 15, 2015
16:17 EDTGMEGameStop names Tony Bartel COO
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January 14, 2015
16:33 EDTGMEOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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10:00 EDTGMEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:16 EDTGMEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: ZIOPHARM (ZIOP), up 53% after the company and Intrexon (XON) announced a licensing agreement with University of Texas. Intrexon shares are also up 12%... GameStop (GME), up 10.6% after reporting holiday SSS, providing guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, and being upgraded at Pacific Crest... Smith Micro (SMSI), up 12.7% after reporting preliminary fourth quarter revenue and providing revenue guidance for the first quarter and fiscal 2015... BioCryst (BCRX), up 3.2% after receiving a positive opinion on EMA orphan drug designation for BCX4161... GoPro (GPRO), up 1% following analyst remarks that sell-off after yesterday's report on Apple (AAPL) patent was "overdone." DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: JPMorgan (JPM), down 2.7%... Wells Fargo (WFC), down 2.2%... Banking peers down as well, with Bank of America (BAC) down 2.8% and Citi (C) down 2%. ALSO LOWER: Tesla (TSLA), down 9% following comments made by CEO Elon Musk at an automotive conference in Detroit regarding a slowdown in China... New Media (NEWM), down 4.8% after 7M share spot secondary priced at $21.70... General Motors (GM), down 3% after giving 2015 guidance, saying it is on track to meet previously announced 2016 financial targets... Apple (AAPL), down 1% following lawsuit against Ericsson (ERIC) and countersuit filing.
07:47 EDTGMEGameStop new software sales promising, says SunTrust
After GameStop reported roughly in-line holiday SSS but said that its new software sales had risen 6%, the firm thinks the overall holiday data bodes well for the company's Q4 results. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
07:23 EDTGMEGameStop looks to be capitalizing on new products, says Oppenheimer
After GameStop reported that its total holiday SSS fell 3.1% but reiterated its previous Q4 EPS guidance, Oppenheimer says the company looks to be capitalizing on new products, while the short thesis on the stock was "somewhat" undermined by the company's report. The firm says the company is not yet out of the woods, but keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:38 EDTGMEGameStop upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Pacific Crest
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