The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is a huge mover today! About 18.75 million shares traded hands or 184.52% up from the average. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 26.70% since April 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.61% the S&P500.
The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $30.92B company. It was reported on Nov, 4 by Barchart.com. We have $37.86 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:ATVI worth $2.78B less.
Analysts await Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, up 111.11% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.18 per share. ATVI’s profit will be $282.44 million for 27.37 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual earnings per share reported by Activision Blizzard, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.00% negative EPS growth.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Ratings Coverage
Out of 22 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 19 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 86% are positive. Activision Blizzard has been the topic of 61 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Monday, August 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Friday, August 5 with “Buy”. Piper Jaffray maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Monday, September 28. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $36 price target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 2 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Macquarie Research on Friday, February 12. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 27. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, June 16. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, February 12. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy” on Friday, August 7.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard’s portfolio includes best-selling video games such as Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, and Tony Hawk, as well as Spider-Man, X-Men, Shrek, James Bond and TRANSFORMERS, leading franchises such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro and Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft, Diablo, and Warcraft franchises including the global number one subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania, Australia, Chile, India, Japan, China, the region of Taiwan and South Korea.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.33, from 1.05 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 39 funds sold all Activision Blizzard, Inc. shares owned while 173 reduced positions. 84 funds bought stakes while 208 increased positions. They now own 598.35 million shares or 17.54% more from 509.05 million shares in 2016Q1.
The New York-based Metropolitan Life Insur Ny has invested 0.09% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Boston Limited Liability Corporation last reported 16,411 shares in the company. Oakbrook Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 61,450 shares. Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0.13% or 260,037 shares in its portfolio. Da Davidson Company last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Fox Point Capital Ltd Liability has 5.88% invested in the company for 62,500 shares. Security National Tru last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Scopus Asset Limited Partnership accumulated 3.13M shares or 1.65% of the stock. Springbok Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Prudential Inc last reported 707,356 shares in the company. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited, a Connecticut-based fund reported 31,198 shares. Cibc Ww Markets reported 49,404 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Moreover, Joel Isaacson And Co Limited Co has 0.03% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 3,045 shares. Huntington Financial Bank last reported 2,047 shares in the company. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board accumulated 59,400 shares or 0.11% of the stock.
Insider Transactions: Since May 13, 2016, the stock had 1 buy, and 13 insider sales for $943.67 million net activity. MORGADO ROBERT J also sold $1.31 million worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Wednesday, September 14. Wereb Stephen G sold $2.70M worth of stock or 71,775 shares. Shares for $1.86 million were sold by Tippl Thomas on Monday, August 15. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $795,842 was bought by NOLAN PETER J. ZACCONI RICCARDO sold $803,380 worth of stock. 8.57 million Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares with value of $347.24M were sold by KOTICK ROBERT A. Durkin Dennis M sold $4.96 million worth of stock or 119,937 shares.
More notable recent Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) news were published by: Profitconfidential.com which released: “ATVI Stock: Why Activision Blizzard, Inc. Shares Got Crushed Today” on November 04, 2016, also Valuewalk.com with their article: “Glu Mobile Inc. Rises On Earnings, Activision Blizzard, Inc. Falls” published on November 03, 2016, Reuters.com published: “Activision Blizzard creates ‘Overwatch’ e-sports league” on November 04, 2016. More interesting news about Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Why Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) and Symantec …” published on November 04, 2016 as well as Wsj.com‘s news article titled: “Activision Blizzard Earnings Preview: What to Watch” with publication date: November 01, 2016.
ATVI Company Profile
Activision Blizzard, Inc., incorporated on February 17, 2000, is a developer and publisher of online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile and tablet games. The Firm operates through Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision) and its subsidiaries, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) and its subsidiaries, and Other divisions. The Firm also develops products spanning other genres, including first-person action, action/adventure, role-playing, simulation and strategy. It provides various forms of product support to both its internally and externally developed content. It distributes interactive entertainment hardware and software products in Europe through its European distribution subsidiaries: Centresoft in the United Kingdom and NBG in Germany.
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