"douche bags... obviously KNOW NOTHING about the video game industry... Look douche... your douchbag thoughts... your some 40 year old fat guy virgin..."
Wow. Just wow. Do you act like that in real life? Do you feel all tough now? Do you feel better? Now, should I stoop to your level in return? It's people like you who ruin these message boards for people who actually know the stocks and discuss the stocks.
"Long term investment in a Roth IRA. Duh. You must be a day trader Jesterbunk. Well, you suck. Motley Fool, Morningstar, and Seeking Alpha all say this stock is high rated. I think I will go with the pros on this one. I bought 500 shares at around 10 bucks. PROFIT."
That's amazing, you're up around $500!!!! You'll have to excuse for me not listening to you since a) you're acting like a ten year old, with your language, your terrible spelling suggesting you're a long way from finishing school, and the joke pocket money you're investing with, no doubt earned from mowing lawns for petty cash, and b) I've made $55,000 on ATVI since the start of 2009.
Okay I have been reading message board after message board about douche bags like Jesterbunk trying to combat the success of ATVI. Jesterbunk you obviously KNOW NOTHING about the video game industry. Look douche, I am a REAL gamer. So are my friends. Guess what EVERY person with a PS3 or XBOX 360 has? Ding Ding! A game from Activision. But wait a minute, we all have at least 10 games from Activision! No one cares about your douchbag thoughts because you are wrong. Young adults my age play video games. We will continue to play and we will buy the map packs. Just because your some 40 year old fat guy virgin who rants and raves from your mother's basement about discouraging ATVI, means nothing to us because guess what, we will buy MW2, SC2, and have you seen the new Transformers game? Completely overlooked. ATVI is a successful company who's share price has stayed a float through the toughest times of economic reccession. It's no FRE. It's no AIG. So when we fully recover, the stock will pop. Long term investment in a Roth IRA. Duh. You must be a day trader Jesterbunk. Well, you suck. Motley Fool, Morningstar, and Seeking Alpha all say this stock is high rated. I think I will go with the pros on this one. I bought 500 shares at around 10 bucks. PROFIT. I am leaving it in my Roth IRA so when I get old like Jesterbunk, I won't be crying about sh** day trades. I'm a real consumer, I know what we buy. You don't. Good day sir!
Ok, I get it. You have the symptoms:
•Inability to make decisions
•Strange statements or behavior
•Neglect of personal hygiene
•Indifference to the opinions of others
•A tendency to argue
•A conviction that you are better than others, or that people are out to get you
"Activision will always be Kotick's baby as long as he is the CEO."
CEO of a company that's part of a larger company, with a bigger CEO. It's very different.
And career suicide? He made at least $30M just last summer from stock sales. How much has he made in the last ten years? In the next two years as he squeezes Blizzard and CoD? ZOMG, a guy with a net worth of hundreds of millions may not get another job? Sure he would, if he wanted it.
Like last year, Kotick suspended his trading plan sending a signal that the stock was too low to sell, announced a $1BN buyback, him and Kelly and others promptly sold around $400M of their own stock to the company which was buying at the same time, then he claimed to shareholders in a conference call that they had returned $1BN to shareholders! Err no, it was 60% of that, and the buyback was obviously a smokescreen to give them better exit prices. It wasn't for shareholder benefit.
Activision will always be Kotick's baby as long as he is the CEO. The difference between Vivendi having a large stake in Activision is no different than it being publicly owned. He still owns boatloads of stock so do you honestly think he is committing financial and career suicide?
Not single hit since MW2 and you are looking forward to Black Ops?
You can't maintain a 14 billion company on one game franchise.
Man, if ATVI did not merge with Blizzard they would be in the toilet right now.
"My prediction is that ATVI will not sell any of their Franchise titles in a few years, everything will be subscription based and hence no "used game loss" no "illegal copying"."
Aside from CoD, none of their franchise titles are selling now! Have you seen any UK or NPD charts in recent months? One bomb after another after another, results from the Bond license are MIA, and where is the next big owned IP going to come from? Their internal development is a mess and Kotick doing his best to drive away both internal developers and indie studios, unless he's willing to pay handsomely without any ownership (Bungie).