ATVI - Activision Blizzard, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
45.31
+0.33 (+0.73%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close44.98
Open45.18
Bid45.14 x 800
Ask45.40 x 1400
Day's Range44.65 - 45.59
52 Week Range39.85 - 84.68
Volume4,541,148
Avg. Volume12,325,732
Market Cap34.609B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.79
PE Ratio (TTM)19.28
EPS (TTM)2.35
Earnings DateMay 2, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.37 (0.81%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-27
1y Target Est52.57
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Here is why:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Current Headwinds for Activision Blizzard StockIncreased Competition: The global gaming market has been growing at a rapid rate and is expected to exceed $180 billion in revenues in 2021. The success of mobile gaming, which accounts for half of the gaming revenue, is one of the most important drivers behind this growth. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives Going forward, analysts believe eSports will become a major disruptive force, with a market that will exceed $1 billion this year and with a revenue increase of 26.7% year-over-year. Most of the revenues for the companies in this segment currently come from North America and China.Such a growth industry inevitably attracts global competition. For example, Fortnite, an apocalyptic survival video game developed and marketed by the privately held Epic Games, generated $2.4 billion in revenue last year, more than any single game in 2018. The free-to-play game has become a worldwide champion among gamers of all ages.Earnings Season Worries: ATVI is one of the largest gaming companies globally in terms of revenue and market cap. The company has five core divisions: * Activision, which produces franchises such as Call of Duty and Destiny and focusing on console gaming; * Blizzard, which produces franchises such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch and focusing on online PC games with an emphasis on subscription-based business models; * King Digital, which produces mobile games; * Activision Blizzard Studios, a television and film studio that produces original content based on ATVI's existing franchises; and * MLG, which is an online eSports broadcasting network which produces titles like the Overwatch League.Activision Blizzard is currently franchise-reliant, whereas competition like Fortnite tends to focus on video game volume. In other words, if ATVI's core franchises were to lose popularity, the company would face fiscal and market consequences and the stock price would suffer.When Activision Blizzard reported earnings on Feb. 12, Wall Street was hoping to see the company to dispel fears of Fortnite and other competition. However, the company's fourth-quarter financial results left some investors raising an eyebrow as the number of monthly active users (MAUs) showed a steady decline in 2018 -- a possible sign that Fortnite has indeed been luring away ATVI fans.While Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has done well, the Destiny franchise has been underperforming. Finally, Activision Blizzard's 2019 guidance that was less than impressive, with a forecasted drop in revenue to $6.3 billion from $7.5 billion in 2018. The company is also decreasing the global headcount by 8%.Analysts have also been concerned about the impact of several high-profile exits among Activision executives. The industry would rather report the company's successful franchises and positive player experiences than worries over the managerial void. For example, Activision Blizzard is continuing to bet big on eSports and investors are hoping that a bigger fan base would also translate into larger live events and merchandise sales. However, the numbers to positively affect the bottom line are not there yet.In short, most investors are likely to wait on the sidelines until they have more have a chance to analyze the balance sheet. Unless the numbers and the rest of the 2019 guidance are exceptional in May, investors may decide not to invest in the stock for several more weeks -- or even months. Short-Term Technical Analysis of ATVI StockDespite the broader market rally of 2019 which has pushed the prices of many tech stocks significantly higher, year-to-date, Activision Blizzard stock is up only around 2%. On the other hand, the stock price of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), one of ATVI's main competitors, is up 27% in 2019.ATVI stock's 52-week price range has been $84.68 (Oct. 1, 2018)-$39.85 (Feb. 11, 2019) and its 2019 gains have come mostly in March. Therefore, its short-term technical indicators have now become overextended. Investors who pay attention to short-term oscillators should note that ATVI's technical message has also become "overbought."Nonetheless, ATVI's current price is still under the 200-day moving average, a long-term trend-following technical indicator, which currently is at $53.3. While long-term investors would like to see ATVI stock go over the $50 level, traders are likely to keep the range between $47.50 and $42.50. Ultimately, ATVI's price will need to stabilize and build a base again before a long-term sustained leg up can occur.If you already own ATVI stock, you might want to hold your position. 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