46.38 +0.36 (0.78%)
After hours: 4:21PM EST
|Bid||46.00 x 1200|
|Ask||46.39 x 2900|
|Day's Range||45.63 - 47.44|
|52 Week Range||43.71 - 84.68|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.15|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||60.71|
|Earnings Date||Feb 12, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.34 (0.72%)|
|1y Target Est||63.67|
A Wall Street investment bank on Tuesday initiated coverage of the three biggest U.S. video game publishers and deemed only Take-Two Interactive Software stock worth buying.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2019 -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 22, 2019 / Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard, Inc. ("Activision Blizzard" or the "Company") (ATVI) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, and docketed under 19-cv-00423, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons other than Defendants who purchased or otherwise acquired Activision securities between August 2, 2018 and January 10, 2019, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to recover damages caused by Defendants' violations of the federal securities laws and to pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, against the Company and certain of its top officials.
Federman & Sherwood announces that on January 18, 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI). The complaint alleges violations of federal securities laws, Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, including allegations of issuing a series of material or false misrepresentations to the market which had the effect of artificially inflating the market price during the Class Period, which is August 2, 2018 through January 10, 2019. Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Activision Blizzard, Inc. shareholders who purchased common stock during the Class Period and are therefore a member of the Class as described above.
# Activision Blizzard Inc ### NASDAQ/NGS:ATVI View full report here! ## Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for ATVI with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting ATVI. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $3.85 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold ATVI are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
By Kane Wu and Heekyong Yang HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources ...
If you are a shareholder who purchased Activision Blizzard securities between August 2, 2018, and January 10, 2019, both dates inclusive, you have until March 19, 2019, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 9980.
Shares of Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard have fallen 40% from their 2018 peaks. So is it time to buy?
XSport Global, Inc. (XSPT), Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI), Electronic Arts Inc (EA), and Bilibili Inc (BILI) are 4 tech stocks on the move on Friday. XSport Global, Inc. (XSPT) is a company demonstrating exactly what it takes to design state-of-the-art technology to create products meant for the advancement of the greater tech industry. In late-November 2018, XSport Global, Inc. (XSPT) announced their rapid development of FitLinkDNA, a service designed to help athletes train, compete, and perform at their full capacity.
By Kane Wu and Heekyong Yang HONG KONG/SEOUL, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon , ...
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On the surface, video-game stocks should be the top performers in the market. Once the exclusive domain of socially-challenged nerds, video games have become a pop-culture phenomenon. Unfortunately, this powerful tailwind hasn't produced good results recently for Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO). Since October, the TTWO stock price has dropped over 23%. TTWO isn't the only video-game stock that's underperforming. Its main rivals, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), have also stunk up the markets. Since October, EA stock has given up nearly 26%, while ATVI has cratered a disturbing 44%. Both companies feature popular game franchises to which consumers are hooked. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy as the Dollar Weakens So what explains the erosion of TTWO stock and the shares of its competitors? One easy answer is unexpected competition. For example, last year's big revelation was Epic Games' Fortnite. Featuring the tried-and-true first-person shooter format combined with a "battle royale" mode, Fortnite catapulted to the top of the video-game charts. It also doesn't hurt that the game is free to download. And thanks to the game's addictive nature, the majority of Fortnite players have opened their wallets for in-game purchases. The phenomenon caught many gaming manufacturers flat-footed. After feeling a great deal of pressure from Fortnite, some companies began investing in their own battle-royale-style games. Another explanation for the sector's disappointments is the bearishness of the stock market. With little incentive to expose themselves to risk, investors understandably ran for cover. Because names like TTWO stock are vulnerable to shifting consumer habits, they did not provide a safe haven to risk-adverse buyers. But for the gaming industry, what separates the wheat from the chaff is content. In that area, TTWO stock has a significant advantage. ### Content Remains King In my opinion, Fornite freaked out the gaming industry because it went against the grain. Since Fortnite isn't a big-budget title, its creators had to come up with a unique angle. Their battle-royale mode fit the bill. On the other hand, the big spenders like TTWO don't have to resort to gimmicks and hope one of them sticks. Instead, their power lies with their vast resources and their ability to create games that rival Hollywood blockbusters in both popularity and production value. That's one of the reasons why I don't think it's wise for established gaming companies to emulate Fortnite. A feature like battle royale can be implemented by almost anyone. But not everyone can make compelling titles that draw consumers to retail outlets. As InvestorPlace feature writer James Brumley stated, Take-Two's flagship franchises, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto, have captivated gamers across generations. While I'm personally not that enthusiastic about either franchise, I can see that high-quality content has driven the success of both franchises. Specifically, TTWO has carefully cultivated a winning formula: an engrossing storyline, an immersive environment, and a reason for playing. Once you've entered the worlds of those games, you can't escape until you reach the end of them. This is not just a subjective observation. According to a recent industry survey, most gamers reported that Fortnite did not cut into the time they spent on other games. That tells me that the high-spending companies' biggest advantage is their Hollywood-esque content. It would be a mistake for them to abandon it. With its release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the game's subsequent success, TTWO is moving in the right direction. Management has no reason to do anything different. As a result, I'm confident that the TTWO stock price will eventually rise. ### TTWO Stock Flies Under the Radar Despite Take-Two's fundamental advantages, I think its intermediate-term outlook is tough. Unfortunately, stocks are facing major challenges, including geopolitical tensions that could badly undermine investor sentiment. Not only that, but there is seemingly no end in sight to the government shutdown. That said, if you have the patience, video game stocks have significant longer-term potential, especially given their current low valuations. And within this sector, TTWO stock will benefit from flying under the radar. Rival Electronic Arts shot itself in the foot prior to the anticipated release of Battlefield V. Blatantly angering its fans, EA appeared to be unacceptably arrogant. EA continued in the same vein following the bug-filled release of the game. Therefore, it's no surprise that Battlefield V tanked. Meanwhile, Activision also had a tumultuous 2018. Part of its volatility was due to Fortnite. While the upstart game didn't significantly impact most competing titles, it did hurt Activision's Call of Duty franchise. But TTWO's advantage is that neither one of its flagship franchises is a first-person shooter game. Instead, they rely on compelling narratives, a strategy that TTWO has perfected. As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them * 7 Reasons Why Buffett's Bet on Apple Stock Is a Good One * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits Compare Brokers The post Strong Content Will Likely Power-Up Take-Two Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
# Activision Blizzard Inc ### NASDAQ/NGS:ATVI View full report here! ## Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for ATVI with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting ATVI. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $6.07 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold ATVI are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
The fact that Activision Blizzard's game franchise "Destiny" can go "from hero to zero in four years" is a worrisome sign for the video game industry, an analyst said.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of Activision Blizzard,.
Market historians will likely remember the 2010s as a pivotal decade for esports. Although gamers can trace its origins as far back as 1972, it took advances in the internet to make esports a global phenomenon. A myriad of tech companies played a role in developing and supporting these games, paving the way in making esports what it is today. By understanding esports and all of the stocks that power it, investors can profit from this growing phenomenon. ### What Is Esports? Put simply, esports is competitive video game playing. Competitions usually take place in multiplayer and team competitions, enabled by advances in streaming and live venues that help bring together tens of millions of gamers with similar interests. It has become so popular that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has even looked at it as a possible Olympic sport. The IOC has so far rejected this idea. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips ### Esports Stocks to Buy Despite the IOC's sentiments, this has become a favorite gamer and spectator event. Among esports stocks, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) has stood out, most recently with last year's deal with Disney (NYSE:DIS) to broadcast the Overwatch League on ESPN and Disney XD digital cable and satellite television. Naturally, investors also look to peers such as Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO), and now, China-based Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY). Tencent operates in many different fields. However, its gaming division alone dwarfs its largest American gaming peers. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them Of these, I would recommend EA stock at this time. It trades at a forward PE ratio of about 17.3x. Also, profit growth appears set to take off again. Analysts predict an 11.8% profit increase this year, and an average annual rate of 13.1% over the next five years. EA has lagged Activision's esports promotion efforts. However, EA games such as Battlefield, Madden NFL, and FIFA have become popular. Its FIFA 18 Global Series attracted more than 20 million competitors alone. Between its low multiple and prominent games, EA is in a position to profit investors and become an up-and-coming player in the esports arena. ### Cadre of Stocks in Esports Ecosystem To profit further, investors also need to consider the non-gaming stocks that make esports possible. Given the computing power of PCs, gamers consider these systems vastly superior to gaming consoles for speed. Players also need the fastest, most-powerful memory chips available. This need benefits Micron (NASDAQ:MU). The gaming industry will always purchase its fastest and most-expensive chips regardless of its demand situation. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has also become a vital esports stock. While its Xbox gaming console is one path into the industry, esports games players prefer to play on PCs. That's why Microsoft's Windows software plays a critical role in the gaming market despite the PC's overall decline in importance elsewhere. Meanwhile, headset maker Turtle Beach (NASDAQ:HEAR) has found its niche by making its headsets the gaming accessory of choice. Still, in this market, I see Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) as the hardware stock of choice. Today, most investors think of Nvidia for artificial intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, and virtual reality (VR). However, some might forget that Nvidia got its start as a chip company focused on gaming. Despite the new niches, gaming remains a vital part of its business. Like with MSFT and MU, gaming provides a foot in the PC market that will persist despite the PC's falling popularity. * 5 Dow Jones Stocks to Sell Before Things Get Uglier Thanks to a chip glut and a tech-stock selloff in the fall of 2018, NVDA stock has again become a bargain. In this latest swoon, its price-to-earnings (PE) fell to about 21x. However, after this fiscal year, profit growth should resume. Wall Street expects average profit growth of 15.1% a year over the next five years. Bolstered by AI, VR, and of course, esports, NVDA should become the premier chip stock over the next few years. Finally, investors should also remember that the ATVI deal makes Disney a "gaming stock" in a technical sense. Its forward PE multiple stands at 15.1x. Also, profit growth bolstered by a move into streaming, and now, gaming should help the media company recover. ### The Bottom Line on Esports Stocks to Buy Esports has not only become a favorite pastime, but it has also benefited equities across the tech landscape. This activity helps gaming-related equities such as TTWO stock. However, investors need to also look at companies that enable the games. One such stock is Nvidia, the maker of the chips that makes gaming possible. As well, due to its deal with Activision, one can also argue that a media company such as Disney has become an esports stock. Like with gaming, investing in esports stock will take both skill and strategic thinking. However, by picking the right equities, traders can achieve the goal of making investing a winning esport in itself. As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into * Mizuho: 7 Long-Term Value Stocks to Buy Now Compare Brokers The post What Is Esports And Why Should Investors Care About Gaming? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) closed at $46.84 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.95% move from the prior day.
Activision would like to talk. If you've wondered whether or not BO4's battle royale was good enough to tear you away from Fortnite or PUBG, you'll have plenty of time to get a feel for it. It doesn't take much divination to understand why Activision is doing this.
Timothy O’Shea, an analyst with Jefferies, breaks down the firm's top video game predictions for 2019 with CNBC's "Power Lunch" team.