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NASDAQ:EA

Electronic Arts (EA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$142.58
-0.01 (-0.01%)
(As of 02/26/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$141.21
$143.21
50-Day Range
$134.94
$144.05
52-Week Range
$108.53
$144.53
Volume
1.98 million shs
Average Volume
1.83 million shs
Market Capitalization
$38.12 billion
P/E Ratio
35.91
Dividend Yield
0.53%
Price Target
$146.94

Electronic Arts MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.56 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.1% Upside
$146.94 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.43% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.18
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.41mentions of Electronic Arts in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.93 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.09%
From $5.36 to $5.74 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.05 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

71st out of 264 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

42nd out of 197 stocks


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About Electronic Arts Stock (NASDAQ:EA)

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, racing, first-person shooter, action, role-playing, and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, Need for Speed, and license games from others, including FIFA, Madden NFL, UFC, and Star Wars brands. The company licenses its games to third parties to distribute and host its games. It markets and sells its games and services through digital distribution and retail channels, as well as directly to mass market retailers, specialty stores, and distribution arrangements. Electronic Arts Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

EA Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/20 Dividend
11/28/2023
Dividend Payable
12/20/2023
Last Earnings
1/30/2024
Dividend Payable
2/20/2024
Today
2/26/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/20 Dividend
2/27/2024
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/14/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
N/A
CUSIP
28551210
Employees
13,400
Year Founded
1982

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$146.94
High Stock Price Target
$162.00
Low Stock Price Target
$128.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+3.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.56
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$802 million
Pretax Margin
19.72%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.43 billion
Cash Flow
$5.91 per share
Book Value
$26.59 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
266,815,000
Market Cap
$38.12 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.78

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Should I Buy Electronic Arts Stock? EA Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Electronic Arts was last updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 10:38 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Electronic Arts Inc.:

  • Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for various platforms including game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets.
  • Recent developments in the gaming industry have shown a growing demand for interactive entertainment, which Electronic Arts Inc. is well-positioned to capitalize on.
  • With the release of popular game titles like FIFA and Madden NFL, Electronic Arts Inc. has a strong portfolio of successful franchises that attract a large player base.
  • Electronic Arts Inc. has a strong presence in the digital distribution market, allowing for increased revenue streams and flexibility in reaching consumers.
  • Despite fluctuations, the current stock price of Electronic Arts Inc. reflects a stable and potentially lucrative investment opportunity for those interested in the gaming sector.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Electronic Arts Inc. for these reasons:

  • Competition in the gaming industry is fierce, with other major players constantly releasing new titles and innovations that could impact Electronic Arts Inc.'s market share.
  • Market trends and consumer preferences can change rapidly, making it challenging for Electronic Arts Inc. to consistently predict and adapt to shifting demands.
  • Regulatory changes and legal challenges in the gaming industry could pose risks to Electronic Arts Inc.'s operations and financial performance.
  • Investing in Electronic Arts Inc. carries inherent risks associated with the volatility of the gaming market and the company's reliance on successful game releases for revenue growth.
  • While Electronic Arts Inc. has a strong track record, past performance is not indicative of future results, and investors should carefully consider the potential risks before making investment decisions.














EA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Electronic Arts stock right now?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Electronic Arts in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" EA shares.
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What is Electronic Arts' stock price target for 2024?

18 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Electronic Arts' shares. Their EA share price targets range from $128.00 to $162.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $146.94 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have EA shares performed in 2024?

Electronic Arts' stock was trading at $136.81 at the start of the year. Since then, EA stock has increased by 4.2% and is now trading at $142.58.
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Are investors shorting Electronic Arts?

Electronic Arts saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,450,000 shares, a decline of 14.8% from the January 15th total of 4,050,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,770,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Electronic Arts' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 14th 2024.
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How were Electronic Arts' earnings last quarter?

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 30th. The game software company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.45 by $1.38. The game software company had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.40 billion. Electronic Arts had a net margin of 14.09% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.58%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.29 EPS.
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How often does Electronic Arts pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Electronic Arts?

Electronic Arts announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Wednesday, March 20th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.53%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th.
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Is Electronic Arts a good dividend stock?

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.53%. The dividend payout ratio is 19.14%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, EA will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.24% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Electronic Arts issued on next quarter's earnings?

Electronic Arts issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of 6.800-7.300 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 7.140. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.4 billion-$7.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.6 billion.

What is Andrew Wilson's approval rating as Electronic Arts' CEO?

1,102 employees have rated Electronic Arts Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson on Glassdoor.com. Andrew Wilson has an approval rating of 88% among the company's employees. 85.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Electronic Arts to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Electronic Arts own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Electronic Arts investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), PayPal (PYPL), Adobe (ADBE) and Visa (V).

Who are Electronic Arts' major shareholders?

Electronic Arts' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.51%), Capital International Investors (1.90%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.62%), Ninety One UK Ltd (1.52%), FIL Ltd (1.28%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.15%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew Wilson, Blake J Jorgensen, Chris Bruzzo, Eric Charles Kelly, Jacob J Schatz, Jacob J Schatz, Jay C Hoag, Kenneth A Moss, Laura Miele, Luis A Ubinas, Luis A Ubinas, Matthew Bilbey, Richard A Simonson, Stuart Canfield and Vijayanthimala Singh.
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How do I buy shares of Electronic Arts?

Shares of EA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Electronic Arts have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Electronic Arts: ABC Software, Beijing Playfish Game Technology Limited, Bermuda Petrel Ltd, BioWare ULC, Black Box Games, Bullfrog Productions, Carpetville Limited, Chillingo, Chillingo Limited, Click Gamer Technologies Limited, Criterion Software Group, Criterion Software Limited, DROsoft, Digital Illusions, Digital Illusions CE AB, Distinctive Software, DreamWorks Interactive, EA Atlantic Limited, EA Bermuda Partnership, EA Delaware LLC, EA Digital Illusions CE AB, EA Entertainment Inc., EA General Partner Limited, EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd., EA Mobile (Canada Holdings) Inc., EA Mobile (Canada) ULC, EA México S. de R.L. de C.V., EA Swiss Sarl, ESN Social Software, Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc., Electronic Arts - Tiburon A Florida Corporation, Electronic Arts Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Electronic Arts Belgium, Electronic Arts Computer Software (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Electronic Arts Finland OY, Electronic Arts Games (India) Private Limited, Electronic Arts GmbH, Electronic Arts Ireland Limited, Electronic Arts Israel Ltd, Electronic Arts Italia s.r.l., Electronic Arts K.K., Electronic Arts Korea LLC, Electronic Arts Limited, Electronic Arts Nederland B.V., Electronic Arts OOO, Electronic Arts Polska Sp. Z.O.O., Electronic Arts Productions Inc., Electronic Arts Proprietary Limited, Electronic Arts Publishing SARL, Electronic Arts Redwood LLC, Electronic Arts Romania SRL, Electronic Arts Singapore Pte Ltd, Electronic Arts Software S.L., Electronic Arts Sweden AB, Electronic Arts US Co., Firemint, Hands-On Mobile, Headgate Studios, Hypnotix, Industrial Toys, J2MSoft, J2Play, JAMDAT Mobile, Kesmai, KlickNation, Manley & Associates, Maxis, Mythic Entertainment, NuFX, Origin Systems, Phenomic Game Development, PlayNation, Playfish, Playfish Limited, Pogo.com, PopCap Games, PopCap Games LLC, PopCap Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, Prairie-Winnetka Holdings LLC, Prairie-Winnetka Holdings LLC (US), Respawn Entertainment, Respawn Entertainment LLC, Rupture, Shanghai PopCap Software Co. Ltd., SingShot Media, Studio 33, Super Computer International, Tiburon Entertainment, VG Holding, Vision Software PTY, and Westwood Studios.
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This page (NASDAQ:EA) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff