Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Take-Two Interactive Software is a global publisher, developer and distributor of interactive entertainment software and hardware.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 63 cents per share, a swing from profit of 58 cents in the year earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 23 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 63 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting net loss of 13 cents per share versus net income of 74 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported a loss of 7 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 2 cents per share. In the first quarter, the company beat estimates by 24 cents.

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Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Take-Two Interactive Software with nine of 13 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Competitors to Watch: Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI), Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL), KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE:KNM), Silverstar Holdings Ltd. (SSTRF), Zoo Entertainment, Inc. (ZOO), Handleman Company (HDLM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE).

Stock Price Performance: During August 9, 2011 to November 2, 2011, the stock price had risen $4.03 (34.7%) from $11.61 to $15.64. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 6, 2011 and September 16, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 11.1% (+$1.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 8.8% (-$1.37) over that span. Shares are up $3.37 (+27.5%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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