Analysts See $0.87 EPS for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

January 13, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

 Analysts See $0.87 EPS for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 37 investors sold Activision Blizzard, Inc. shares while 205 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 639.82 million shares or 0.01% less from 639.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Mitchell Cap Mngmt has invested 2.07% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). 282,600 were accumulated by Ci Investments. 349 are owned by First Personal Financial Services. Jefferies Gp Ltd Com reported 49,066 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, Investec Asset Mgmt has 0.08% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 299,733 shares. Wellington Shields Cap Mgmt invested in 6,750 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Cleararc Inc stated it has 19,396 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Peddock Capital Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 480 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Global X Communications Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Truenorth owns 33,288 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Inc reported 18,917 shares. Ci Glob Invs owns 68,343 shares. Parkside Commercial Bank & Tru reported 196 shares. Columbia L L C Invest Mngmt reported 123,867 shares or 1.05% of all its holdings. Prudential Fincl Inc holds 3.18 million shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $239.12 million activity. Durkin Dennis M had sold 160,000 shares worth $9.71M on Friday, August 11. 19,761 shares were sold by ZACCONI RICCARDO, worth $1.21 million on Wednesday, August 16.

Analysts expect Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) to report $0.87 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.16 % from last quarter’s $0.86 EPS. ATVI’s profit would be $657.80M giving it 20.22 P/E if the $0.87 EPS is correct. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Activision Blizzard, Inc.’s analysts see 102.33 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.62% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $70.36. About 8.02M shares traded or 36.90% up from the average. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 47.83% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 118 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Friday, August 7. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, August 18. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 4. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Macquarie Research. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Needham. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Oppenheimer.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes games for video game consoles, personal computers , mobile devices, and online social platforms. The company has market cap of $53.20 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Activision Publishing, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and King Digital Entertainment. It has a 48.19 P/E ratio. The firm develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and entertainment content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content.

More notable recent Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Activision +1.9% as Piper likes opening of esports league” on January 11, 2018, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “Activision Taps Amazon’s Twitch to Televise New Esports League” published on January 09, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Take Me Out To The Overwatch Game” on January 12, 2018. More interesting news about Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Expect Little in the Near Term From Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stock” published on December 28, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “The Sequel Delivers: Activision Blizzard Continues To Grow” with publication date: January 04, 2018.

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