The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is a huge mover today! About 13.81M shares traded hands or 54.13% up from the average. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 12.70% since April 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.27% the S&P500.
The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $30.26B company. It was reported on Nov, 18 by Barchart.com. We have $36.20 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:ATVI worth $1.82B less.
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 63 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 4 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, May 6 by Mizuho. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Wedbush. Hilliard Lyons upgraded Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Tuesday, February 16 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by UBS. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 15 with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. Vetr upgraded Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Wednesday, September 2 to “Buy” rating. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.
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 1.39 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.01, from 1.38 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, 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.
Moreover, Peak6 Invs L P has 0.07% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 230,564 shares. Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 54,478 shares. Lpl Financial Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 93,440 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited has 0.02% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 7,283 shares. Amer Century holds 909,739 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys has 830,347 shares for 0.09% of their US portfolio. Paloma Partners Company holds 67,212 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd last reported 8,535 shares in the company. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.05% or 177,000 shares in its portfolio. Cleararc Capital Incorporated has 12,376 shares for 0.1% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0.03% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Odey Asset Mgmt Limited last reported 244,005 shares in the company. Alkeon Cap Ltd Company holds 1.77% or 2.22M shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Focused Wealth has 0.08% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 4,350 shares. Chevy Chase Holdg last reported 437,434 shares in the company.
Insider Transactions: Since May 20, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 10 insider sales for $928.29 million net activity. Tippl Thomas also sold $1.86 million worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares. ZACCONI RICCARDO also sold $803,380 worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares. KELLY BRIAN G sold $523.03M worth of stock or 12.91M shares. NOLAN PETER J bought $795,842 worth of stock. On Monday, June 13 the insider Morhaime Michael sold $43.88 million. 29,999 shares were sold by MORGADO ROBERT J, worth $1.31M on Wednesday, September 14. The insider Walther Christopher B sold 45,574 shares worth $1.95M.
More notable recent Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) news were published by: Wsj.com which released: “Activision Blizzard Earnings Preview: What to Watch” on November 01, 2016, also Profitconfidential.com with their article: “Activision Blizzard, Inc.: Ominous Implications for ATVI Stock?” published on November 09, 2016, Fool.com published: “Activision Blizzard, Inc. Setting Up for Another Strong Quarter” on October 28, 2016. More interesting news about Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: “Activision Blizzard Plans E-Sports League That Looks More Like NFL” published on November 04, 2016 as well as Valuewalk.com‘s news article titled: “Glu Mobile Inc. Rises On Earnings, Activision Blizzard, Inc. Falls” with publication date: November 03, 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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