ATVI - Activision Blizzard, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
46.98
+0.11 (+0.23%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

47.10 +0.12 (0.26%)
After hours: 5:29PM EDT

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Previous Close46.87
Open46.75
Bid46.99 x 1300
Ask47.10 x 800
Day's Range46.42 - 47.54
52 Week Range39.85 - 84.68
Volume6,976,038
Avg. Volume13,441,940
Market Cap35.885B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.82
PE Ratio (TTM)19.99
EPS (TTM)2.35
Earnings DateMay 1, 2019 - May 6, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.37 (0.79%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-27
1y Target Est52.78
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  • 7 Video Game Stocks on Steep Discount
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The video game as an investment vehicle is a platform that has profited many investors handsomely over the years. Unfortunately, the declines in video games and esports stocks over the past year have forced everyone to rethink their assessments.I can't deny the obvious: This is a time when all market participants should strongly consider protective measures. We have many factors that are completely unrelated to video games but could end up roiling video game stocks. However, I'd also caution against overreactions. Recall that the Dow Jones lost double digits between late January and early February of 2018 … * 7 Invincible Stocks Leading The Bull Market Higher The point is to protect yourself from this violent storm, but also to realize that all storms eventually fade away, producing excellent deals only in hindsight. If you've got the nerve, here are seven video game stocks on serious discount. Sony (SNE)Source: Dalvenjah via FlickrWhen you think about the modern video game, you immediately think about Sony (NYSE:SNE). Admittedly, SNE stock has become a running joke within consumer-electronics circles for the underlying firm's other endeavors. For instance, its smartphone is nowhere near as popular as Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, and it once ran a computer-monitor business.But don't ever question SNE stock for its part in advancing the video game to the mainstream.Its PlayStation console resonates deeply with consumers, and better yet, it keeps improving. Just a few days ago, Sony announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that the current-generation PlayStation 4 hit 91.6 million unit sales. More impressively, this tally occurred over roughly a five-year lifespan.Of course, the markets don't typically respond to past achievements. What makes SNE stock so compelling for the video game industry is corporate synergy. Make fun of Sony all you want, you can't deny its vast entertainment portfolio. Management can easily leverage this for exclusive titles, which they do frequently for marquee brands. Microsoft (MSFT)Source: Shutterstock Every great organization has an equally great competitor. In the war of supremacy for the video game, we have two top console-makers: Sony and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The rivalry between the two tech giants is no joke for many gaming enthusiasts.Microsoft stopped reporting sales figures for its Xbox console, which understandably drew snide snickering, but estimates put it around the 40 million mark. Based on this, Sony is vastly outpacing Microsoft in the console wars. But that hasn't stopped MSFT stock from making significant gains in the markets.Part of the reason is that in terms of graphics and gameplay capabilities, Microsoft has largely gone toe-to-toe with Sony. Additionally, the house that Bill Gates built features its own batch of attractive exclusive titles, including the ultra-popular "Halo" series. Naturally, this has encouraged long-term investors to pile in on MSFT stock. * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits And while I'm a Sony guy, I think Microsoft offers better overall stability. Along with its video-game business, it has a virtual lockdown on PC operating systems and various pieces of professional software. Plus, MSFT stock pays a much higher dividend, which isn't something to ignore at this juncture. Nintendo (NTDOY)Source: Shutterstock In my opinion, and those of fellow gamers, the architect of today's video game is Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY). However, other video game stocks have captured investors' attention. Moreover, as a Japanese over-the-counter name, NTDOY stock doesn't always generate positive news.That has proven especially true in 2018. Last year, NTDOY stock returned handsome monetary rewards for shareholders thanks to the Nintendo Switch. This spectacular console is actually a hybrid device. Nintendo designed the Switch primarily for home usage, but you can just as easily take it on the road. However, great news becomes old news quickly, and shares faltered.Still, the scope of the damage seems excessive. Over the past year, NTDOY stock has dropped a staggering 30%. While further losses are not out of the question due to the overall market panic, the bears are overlooking the company's long-reaching brands. For instance, the "Mario Bros." franchise is gaming gold, which Nintendo can leverage for profitable synergies. Electronic Arts (EA)Source: Shutterstock For anybody who has picked up a video game in the last decade, chances are, you fed the Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) cash cow. From developing games for the Commodore Amiga -- does anybody remember that? -- to driving the latest innovations in esports, EA stock is a mainstay within the industry.That said, video game stocks have incurred horrific losses, and Electronic Arts was not spared in any way, shape or form. Since July 25, EA stock has hemorrhaged more than 43% of market value. Some of that was due to the poor outlook given in its first-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings report. But later losses stemmed from internal issues, such as the delayed launch for its heavily-anticipated video game Battlefield V.I understand why investors are now hesitant on EA stock. A few months ago, I provided my analysis on the company's extreme volatility. That said, my ultimate take is that Electronic Arts suffers from fixable problems. * Mizuho: 7 Long-Term Value Stocks to Buy Now Moreover, they leverage an enviable sports-licensing franchise. No matter what happens, throngs of gamers always eagerly await the latest iteration in the Madden or FIFA series. On the surface, such fandom seems irrational because the changes are minute. Still, the consumers are shelling out big bucks every year, so who am I to judge? Activision Blizzard (ATVI)Source: Shutterstock One of the biggest reasons why the video game industry has captured mainstream attention is the proliferation of the online shooter genre. And in this genre, no one does it better than Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI).Over the last few years, ATVI stock has skyrocketed based largely on its Call of Duty franchise. Rather than being shunned by the real heroes in uniform, our military forces embrace these games. Earlier last year, Activision announced that it donated more than $100,000 worth of Call of Duty games to the United Service Organizations, or USO.However, like Electronic Arts, ATVI stock incurred heavy losses in the markets. Since the close of Oct. 1, Activision shares have tanked 40%. A major culprit is fierce competition, particularly from Epic Games' Fortnite.In the long-term, though, ATVI stock looks very intriguing. Over a year-and-a-half of market gains was wiped out in less than two months' time. That's a little bit over the top considering that the company levers one of the most popular franchises among video stocks. Nvidia (NVDA)Source: Shutterstock Semiconductor firms like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) started to light up the markets in 2016, and that momentum continued into last year. Unfortunately, we learned a physics lesson with NVDA stock: what goes up must come down.And shares are doing exactly that. What appeared to be a promising start for 2018 turned into a veritable nightmare. Between the January opener and the end of September, NVDA stock gained nearly 44%. Since the beginning of October, however, the company has tumbled over 48%, finishing the year down 31%.As a leader in advanced technologies, Nvidia took the brunt of the sector fallout. The geopolitical wrangling between the U.S. and China isn't helping matters. Plus, the severe plummeting in bitcoin prices is likely to negatively impact its crypto-mining-specific graphics processing units, or GPUs. * 7 Stocks to Buy That Are Run By Billionaires Nevertheless, I really like NVDA stock, especially at these prices. I'm not the only one, as notorious short-sellers Citron Research just recently reversed their bearish take on the company. While you shouldn't rush in simply based on one expert opinion, Nvidia offers exposure to multiple next-gen businesses. I doubt that NVDA will stay deflated for long. GameStop (GME)Source: Shutterstock In following with my usual routine of sticking speculative names in the back, I bring to you GameStop (NYSE:GME). GME stock is easily one of the riskiest investments among video game stocks. The company pays out a near-10% dividend, which tells you all you need to know.The other reason that GME stock is down -- aside from all the terrible factors that slammed valuations -- is related to its PR crisis. Many gamers hate GameStop because the retailer rips off customers who are looking to trade in their games and paraphernalia.That's true, but at the same time, you can't have it both ways. The reason why other gamers love GameStop is due to their extensive library of preowned products. In my opinion, it's far superior to online sales and subscription-based services due to its easy return policy: if you don't like a particular video game, just return it.This return policy is a major but underappreciated benefit for GME stock because many gamers are young. They (or their parents) may not have the funds for subscription services. GameStop gives these customers better pricing and superior flexibility.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto was long SNE and bitcoin. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors * 7 Stocks at Risk of the Global Smartphone Slowdown * 7 Pharmaceutical Stocks That Just Raised Prices This Year Compare Brokers The post 7 Video Game Stocks on Steep Discount appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • GlobeNewswire6 days ago

    FINAL DEADLINE - (ATVI) Activision Blizzard, Inc. - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC - March 19, 2019

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  • Why the Status Quo Won’t Boost Activision Stock
    InvestorPlace6 days ago

    Why the Status Quo Won’t Boost Activision Stock

    It's not difficult to understand why some investors see Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) as attractive at current levels. After all, Activision stock is much cheaper than it used to be, having dropped some 47% from its early October highs.Source: Shutterstock And while the company's 2019 guidance was disappointing, ATVI stock still has some positive catalysts. The gaming market is still growing, and Activision Blizzard can tap into that growth with three attractive franchises. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them On this site earlier this month, both Will Ashworth and Josh Enomoto have explained why investors should "buy the dip" of ATVI stock. Both authors made good points.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, Activision stock traded above $80 just a few months ago. It's one of the giants of gaming, along with Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO). Some of the company's headwinds should fade, and it should resume growing.But I've been skeptical about ATVI stock for a long time, and even after its pullback, I'm not ready to turn bullish on Activision stock. Trading at 21 times the company's 2019 earnings per share guidance, excluding certain items, ATVI is not necessarily cheap. And from a broader standpoint, I'm still not sure whether Activision's growth can accelerate going forward.For the past decade, ATVI 's profits haven't increased much, especially in metrics other than earnings per share. Looking forward, ATVI still needs to show that it can raise its bottom line before investors should jump into Activision stock. Two Brilliant MovesBack in 2010, Activision generated 79 cents of adjusted EPS. In 2019, the company provided EPS guidance of $2.10, again excluding certain items.Over the nine years, that's an 11.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), even though the company is expecting its EPS to decline sharply this year from the $2.72 of adjusted EPS it reported in 2018. Still, averaging annual EPS growth of more than 10% over a decade seems to suggest that Activision's business is performing well, while its profits are steadily growing.That's not really the case, however. Over that stretch, Activision's EPS spiked twice. In 2013, ATVI repurchased Activision stock from its former majority shareholder, Vivendi SA (OTCMKTS:VIVHY). That deal boosted Activision's EPS by over 25%. Three years later, ATVI bought Candy Crush developer King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion.Both deals were brilliant. ATVI paid $13.60 per share for the ATVI stock it acquired from Vivendi. Activision stock, of course, is up more than 200% from those levels even after its recent declines. And the King deal was risky, as many observers thought that Candy Crush's revenue was poised to decline. Instead, its bookings have continued to grow, while the success of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has further demonstrated the resilience of the social-gaming space.Again, both deals were great moves by Activision management. But those moves aside, the company's business simply hasn't been that impressive. Activision Stock's Growth ProblemBack in 2010, ATVI generated adjusted net income of $991 million. In 2015, the figure had actually dropped to $975 million. But since the Vivendi deal shrank the amount of Activision stock outstanding, the company's EPS rose to $1.32 in 2015, versus the 79 cents that it had reported five years earlier.King, meanwhile,added $600 million to ATVI's net profit, while tax reform tacked on over $100 million in 2018. Even if ATVI's business doesn't grow at all this year, its net income would still reach about $1.7 billion.However, the company's EPS guidance indicates that its net income will come in at just $1.63 billion. Even accounting for the fact that Activision historically has guided conservatively and excluding King's contribution, ATVI will probably wind up generating close to zero pre-tax profit growth between 2010 and 2019.That's nine years in which the economy has been good. Additionally, the increased popularity of digital downloads should be boosting the company's revenue and margins, as middlemen like retailer GameStop (NYSE:GME) have been cut out of many transactions. And demand for video games - both in the U.S. and overseas - has steadily risen.With all those benefits, the earnings of Activision Blizzard's business has not grown this decade. ATVI made two great deals, but its business has been stagnant. What Can Boost ATVI Stock?In that context, the question going forward is: what changes can provide a catalyst for Activision stock? And I'm not sure that Activision has provided an answer.ATVI did announce last month that it would restructure and lay off roughly 775 of its employees. That should save it some money, but hardly enough to move the needle. Even $100 million of savings would only boost its earnings by about 6%. And the company's plan to "refocus its resources on its largest opportunities," as the company put it in an 8-K filing, raises yet another question. What, exactly, are those opportunities?The company's core franchises - Candy Crush, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft - still are performing reasonably well. For a long time, many people have thought that World of Warcraft, for instance, has been poised to decline. But according to Activision's 10-K, the game's net bookings rose year-over-year in 2018. The same is true for the company's other two key franchises.Still, those games aren't growing all that quickly. And since they only account for 58% of its total revenue, they certainly won't be profitable enough to support the company's 20+ P/E multiple.Meanwhile, the rest of the company's portfolio appears to be struggling. Overwatch generated over 10% of the company's revenue in 2017 and less than 10% of it in 2018, according to the company's SEC filing. The company stunned investors in January by basically giving away Destiny. Hearthstone, and Diablo has faded.And now Activision Blizzard is blaming the decline of its earnings in 2019 to a light slate of new products and responding by laying off employees. Was Activision carrying dead weight for years? Or are there simply not that many opportunities for ATVI to chase?In any event, Activision needs an answer to the broader question: what can jump start its growth? The profit growth of its old games isn't going to suddenly start to accelerate. Its newer games are declining, and it doesn't have another hit on the horizon right now.That' outlook is not good enough to support the current valuation of Activision stock. Unless Activision's management can convince investors that it has a better plan, Activision stock probably won't rally.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Financial Stocks to Invest In Today * 7 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Massive Upside * 5 Chip Stocks on the Rise Compare Brokers The post Why the Status Quo Won't Boost Activision Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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