Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Given New $53.90 Price Target at Benchmark Co

Alfred Osborne
January 13, 2018

Westchester Capital Management Llc sold 268,600 shares as the company's stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. About 3.99M shares traded. Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBN) has risen 65.21% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Activision Blizzard by 321.5% in the third quarter. Criterion Capital Management Llc sold 716,480 shares as the company's stock rose 23.27% with the market. The hedge fund held 51,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.29M, up from 35,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Criterion Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.13B market cap company. The stock increased 1.59% or $1.104 during the last trading session, reaching $70.344. UBS maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. On Wednesday, August 16 ZACCONI RICCARDO sold $1.21M worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. A total of 403,318 shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade contrast with its average trading volume of 998.18K shares, while its relative volume stands at 0.40. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in Activision Blizzard by 108.6% in the 3rd quarter.

ATVI has been the topic of several research reports. Citigroup accumulated 0.03% or 483,085 shares. Stanley holds 100,266 shares.

Activision Blizzard, Inc is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content and services. The firm operates through three divisions: Activision Publishing, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and King Digital Entertainment. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 270,000 shares. Tracking most recent quarter period, Price to book (P/B) ration is at 2.37 and Price to cash per share ration is at 10.70. Intrust Bank NA purchased a new position in Activision Blizzard in the 2nd quarter valued at about $220,000.

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The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.03. ValuEngine raised Goodyear Tire & Rubber from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

Shares of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) opened at $70.36 on Tuesday. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Bogle Invest Mgmt LP De holds 0.8% or 182,694 shares in its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited invested in 47,540 shares. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Activision Blizzard by 4.8% in the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 25,658 shares. Lone Pine Capital LLC bought a new stake in Activision Blizzard during the second quarter valued at approximately $407,916,000. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 83% are positive.

Analysts await Activision Blizzard, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, September 5. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Brean Capital. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 5 by M Partners. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 16. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $5900 target in Monday, July 10 report.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $7.43 million activity. Shares for $2.46M were bought by TISCH JAMES S. The insider Comstock Elizabeth J sold $633,375. (NYSE:V) rating on Thursday, January 4. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, down 36.96% or $0.17 from last year's $0.46 per share. ATVI's profit will be $657.81 million for 20.23 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. They issued a "buy" rating and a $79.00 price objective for the company. Therefore 38% are positive. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s analysts see 102.33 % EPS growth. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Buy" rating and $68.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 25 with "Hold". (NASDAQ:ATVI) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, November 3 by UBS. (NYSE:V) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 16. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 19 with "Outperform". The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer on Monday, September 21 to "Perform".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.95 in 2017 Q3. It worsened, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. New England And Mgmt Inc accumulated 5,000 shares. One Association stated it has 58,548 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. Waldron Limited Partnership stated it has 3,363 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Concorde Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0.4% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Quinn Opportunity Prtnrs Ltd Liability invested in 32,000 shares or 0.32% of the stock. The company has a current ratio of 2.25, a quick ratio of 2.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. 39,000 were reported by Monetta Fincl Svcs Incorporated. Malaga Cove Limited Liability Co invested in 0.51% or 14,150 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 5,816 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

The stock has a market cap of $7.88B and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated 69.84M. The Ao Asset Management Llc holds 667,400 shares with $43.05 million value, up from 619,100 last quarter. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 378,329 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio.

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