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Activision-Blizzard Deal Racing to Friday the 13th Finish Line

Key Points

  • The long-awaited Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard may close as soon as October 13.
  • The acquisition, initially announced in January 2022, has undergone extensive regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. and the U.K.
  • Activision confirmed that two highly anticipated releases, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III" and "Diablo IV," will not be part of the Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
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CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
0.5444 of 5 stars
$94.42flat1.05%34.59Hold$94.73
Microsoft (MSFT)
4.5885 of 5 stars
$413.46-0.3%0.73%37.38Moderate Buy$430.52
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