Analytical Overview of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Belonging to the Consumer Discretionary sector which surged 0.2% and closed its last trading session at $44.3.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 11/7/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $47.27.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.63. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.6 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.6 and 1.44 respectively.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $0.54 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.42. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.12. This shows a surprise factor of 28.6%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Activision Blizzard, Inc. Earnings, with 18 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.42. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.48 and $0.4 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.21.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Activision Blizzard, Inc. as $1.57 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 17 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 1.67 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 1.53 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 1.04 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Activision Blizzard, Inc. is 100%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -4.8%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 23.04% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 23.44%.

The Company got Initiated by Morgan Stanley on 23-Sep-16 to Overweight.

Insider Trades for Activision Blizzard, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 13 Sep 2016 where Tippl (Thomas), the Chief Operating Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 75000 shares were traded at a price of $43.76.

3 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 90769 shares traded.

18 analysts projected Price Targets for Activision Blizzard, Inc. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $56. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $38 and the Mean Price Target is $47.27.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has the market capitalization of $32.78 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $45.12 on Sep 23, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $26.49 on Feb 12, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 4.7 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 9% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 15.37 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 1.07 and ATR value of 0.73. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.25% and 1.91%.

Company profile:

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.