NASDAQ:ATVI - Activision Blizzard Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$42.76 -1.72 (-3.87 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.48
Today's Range$42.48 - $45.56
52-Week Range$39.85 - $84.68
Volume1.94 million shs
Average Volume17.10 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.63 billion
P/E Ratio17.90
Dividend Yield0.76%
Beta0.92
Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers (PC), and mobile devices. The company operates through three segments: Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; and King Digital Entertainment. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and entertainment content for the console and PC platforms through retail and digital channels, including subscription, full-game, and in-game sales, as well as by licensing software to third-party or related-party companies; and offers downloadable content. It also maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games; and develops and publishes interactive entertainment content and services primarily on mobile platforms, such as Android and iOS, as well as distributes its content and services on the PC platform primarily through Facebook. In addition, the company engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistics, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. Its products include various genres, including first-person shooter, action/adventure, role-playing, strategy, and others. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, first party digital storefronts, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, and game specialty stores through third-party distribution and licensing arrangements in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Activision Blizzard, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustryHome Entertainment Software
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ATVI
CUSIP00507V10
Phone310-255-2000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.50 billion
Cash Flow$3.5693 per share
Book Value$14.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.81 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees9,800
Market Cap$32.63 billion
OptionableOptionable

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Activision Blizzard's stock symbol?

Activision Blizzard trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ATVI."

How often does Activision Blizzard pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Activision Blizzard?

Activision Blizzard declared an annual dividend on Wednesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share on Thursday, May 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 27th. This is a positive change from Activision Blizzard's previous annual dividend of $0.34. View Activision Blizzard's Dividend History.

How will Activision Blizzard's stock buyback program work?

Activision Blizzard announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Tuesday, April 11th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Activision Blizzard's earnings last quarter?

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 12th. The company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.21 by $0.08. The company earned $2.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.04 billion. Activision Blizzard had a return on equity of 17.55% and a net margin of 24.16%. Activision Blizzard's quarterly revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.94 EPS. View Activision Blizzard's Earnings History.

When is Activision Blizzard's next earnings date?

Activision Blizzard is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Activision Blizzard.

What guidance has Activision Blizzard issued on next quarter's earnings?

Activision Blizzard issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 12th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.13. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.30 billion.Activision Blizzard also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.10-2.10 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ATVI?

28 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Activision Blizzard's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate Activision Blizzard's stock price to reach $62.8929 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 46.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Activision Blizzard.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Activision Blizzard?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Activision Blizzard in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Activision Blizzard.

Has Activision Blizzard been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about ATVI stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Activision Blizzard earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Activision Blizzard?

Activision Blizzard saw a decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 16,790,843 shares, a decline of 7.1% from the December 31st total of 18,074,464 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,404,662 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Activision Blizzard's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Activision Blizzard's key competitors?

Who are Activision Blizzard's key executives?

Activision Blizzard's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert A. Kotick, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Collister Johnson, Pres & COO (Age 42)
  • Mr. Dennis Durkin, CFO, Chief Corp. Officer & Pres of Emerging Bus.es (Age 48)
  • Mr. Riccardo Zacconi, Exec. Officer & CEO of King Digital Entertainment Limited (Age 52)
  • Mr. Stephen Wereb, Deputy CFO, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 54)

Who are Activision Blizzard's major shareholders?

Activision Blizzard's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.50%), Jennison Associates LLC (1.85%), Northern Trust Corp (1.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.19%), Coatue Management LLC (1.18%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.04%). Company insiders that own Activision Blizzard stock include Brian G Kelly, Dennis M Durkin, Riccardo Zacconi, Robert A Kotick, Robert J Corti and Stephen G Wereb. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Activision Blizzard.

Which major investors are selling Activision Blizzard stock?

ATVI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Carmignac Gestion, Millennium Management LLC, Waverton Investment Management Ltd, Bank of America Corp DE, Jennison Associates LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Activision Blizzard company stock in the last year include Brian G Kelly, Dennis M Durkin, Riccardo Zacconi and Stephen G Wereb. View Insider Buying and Selling for Activision Blizzard.

Which major investors are buying Activision Blizzard stock?

ATVI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CI Investments Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, APG Asset Management N.V., Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Bessemer Group Inc. and Nordea Investment Management AB. View Insider Buying and Selling for Activision Blizzard.

How do I buy shares of Activision Blizzard?

Shares of ATVI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Activision Blizzard's stock price today?

One share of ATVI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.81.

How big of a company is Activision Blizzard?

Activision Blizzard has a market capitalization of $32.67 billion and generates $7.50 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.81 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.39 on an earnings per share basis. Activision Blizzard employs 9,800 workers across the globe.

What is Activision Blizzard's official website?

The official website for Activision Blizzard is http://www.activisionblizzard.com.

How can I contact Activision Blizzard?

Activision Blizzard's mailing address is 3100 OCEAN PARK BOULEVARD, SANTA MONICA CA, 90405. The company can be reached via phone at 310-255-2000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ ATVI)

Community Ranking:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  1,484 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  658 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,142
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Activision Blizzard and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ATVI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ATVI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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