Today Criteo SA (ADR) Had High Bullish Options Activity

 Today Criteo SA (ADR) Had High Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session Criteo SA (ADR) (CRTO) registered an unusually high (509) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the April, 2017 call, expecting serious CRTO increase. With 509 contracts traded and 314 open interest for the Apr, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: CRTO170421C00035000 closed last at: $5.6 or 11.1% down. About 2.08 million shares traded hands or 190.56% up from the average. Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) has declined 11.61% since March 31, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.14% the S&P500.

Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) Ratings Coverage

Out of 13 analysts covering Criteo SA (NASDAQ:CRTO), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 77% are positive. Criteo SA has been the topic of 14 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Tuesday, September 6, the company rating was downgraded by Susquehanna. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Monday, August 10 with “Positive”. The stock of Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) earned “Outperform” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Friday, February 5. The stock of Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Tuesday, October 18. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $58 target price in Monday, September 21 report. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CRTO in a report on Thursday, November 5 with “Outperform” rating. Suntrust Robinson initiated it with “Buy” rating and $50 target price in Tuesday, December 22 report.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Criteo SA is a global technology company that specializes in performance display advertising. The Company offers clients a range of solutions such as click per cost, online banner displays, user optimization, data security, and search management tools to control campaign costs. It serves companies in the online retail, classifieds, and travel segments. Criteo SA is headquartered in Paris, France.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.37, from 0.89 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 15 funds sold all Criteo SA (ADR) shares owned while 46 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 43 increased positions. They now own 39.87 million shares or 12.70% more from 35.38 million shares in 2016Q1.
Private Advisor Grp Ltd Liability Com holds 13,256 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. State Bank Of Montreal Can holds 253,117 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Maryland-based Profund Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% in Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO). Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0% or 6,707 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Prtnrs has 28,000 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Loomis Sayles Co L P holds 549,065 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Summit Group Incorporated Ltd accumulated 19,677 shares or 0.48% of the stock. The Texas-based King Luther Mgmt Corp has invested 0.17% in Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO). Alken Asset Ltd last reported 20.93% of its portfolio in the stock. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 24,324 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt Corporation has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO). Shaker Invests Ltd Oh holds 3.09% of its portfolio in Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) for 74,215 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd holds 1.61% or 675,000 shares in its portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans last reported 0.11% of its portfolio in the stock. First Personal Fin Services holds 0% or 79 shares in its portfolio.

Criteo S.A. is a global technology company specializing in digital performance marketing. The company has a market cap of $2.59 billion. The Company’s solution consists of the Criteo Engine, the Company’s data assets, access to inventory, and its advertiser and publisher platforms. It has a 37.31 P/E ratio. The Criteo Engine consists of various machine learning algorithms, such as prediction, recommendation, bidding and creative algorithms and the global hardware and software infrastructure.

CRTO Company Profile

Criteo S.A., incorporated on October 19, 2005, is a global technology firm specializing in digital performance marketing. The Company’s solution consists of the Criteo Engine, the Company’s data assets, access to inventory, and its advertiser and publisher platforms. The Criteo Engine consists of various machine learning algorithms, such as prediction, recommendation, bidding and creative algorithms and the global hardware and software infrastructure. The Firm operates in approximately 90 countries through a network of over 30 international offices located in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. The Criteo Engine delivers advertisements through multiple marketing channels and formats, including display advertising banners, native advertising banners and marketing messages delivered to opt-in e-mail addresses. Advertisements are delivered on all devices and screens, including Web browsers on desktops and laptops, mobile Web browsers on smartphones and tablets, as well as mobile applications.

More notable recent Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Criteo SA downgraded to neutral from positive at Susquehanna” on September 11, 2011, also Fool.com with their article: “Criteo SA (ADR) Serves Up Another Quarterly Beat” published on May 05, 2016, Fool.com published: “Why Shares of Criteo SA (ADR) Jumped Today” on February 10, 2016. More interesting news about Criteo SA (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRTO) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Criteo SA (ADR) Crumbles Despite Another Solid Quarter” published on November 05, 2015 as well as Quotes.Wsj.com‘s news article titled: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” with publication date: September 21, 2011.

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